Center for the Study of Representative Institutions: “Presidents, Populism, and the Crisis of Democracy”
On January 30, 2020, the Center for the Study of Representative Institutions at Yale University, a JMC partner program, will be hosting William Howell to explore the complicated relationships between presidential power, populism, and the future of American democracy.
Contemporary politics is full of jeremiads warning that the runaway expansion of presidential power threatens the very fabric of American democracy. But might a strengthened presidency be part of a solution, rather than the root cause of America’s institutional malaise?
Thursday, January 30, 2020 • 4:00 PM
Institution for Social and Policy Studies (PROS77), The Policy Lab at ISPS • Yale University
William Howell is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy and a professor in the Department of Political Science and the College. He has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. He currently is working on research projects on Obama’s education initiatives, distributive politics, and the normative foundations of executive power.
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) at Yale University is an interdisciplinary pilot program, established for the purpose of developing the study of the theory and practice of representative government in the Anglo-American tradition. It is hosted by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University.
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