Democracy's Futures, Fall 2021

Democracy's Futures

Democracy's Futures Seminar

Nadia Urbinati (Political Science) and Jedediah Purdy (Law) will convene six seminars during the Fall 2021 term on the question, "What comes after the crisis of democracy?" The goal of the seminars is to revisit basic themes in political, social, and legal thought in light of the events of the past five years, in particular the evidence of the fragility of even "established" democracies. Rather than rehash now-familiar "How did we get here?" questions, they plan to ask into the potential paths forward—better and worse, including those to authoritarianism, technocracy, and deepened or revived democracy. These themes will be approached through a series of fundamental issues in political thought. Seminars will be led by specially invited participants in each session, and will take a piece of writing as a common table-setting.


Participants
Nadia Urbinati
Nadia Urbinati

Convenor
Columbia University

Jedediah Purdy
Jedediah Purdy

Convenor
Columbia Law School

Hélène Landemore
Hélène Landemore

Yale University

Cristina Lafont
Cristina Lafont

Northwestern University

Carlo Invernizzi Accetti
Carlo Invernizzi Accetti

City College of New York

Kim Lane Scheppele
Kim Lane Scheppele

Princeton University

Lucia Rubinelli
Lucia Rubinelli

Yale University

Nancy Rosenblum
Nancy Rosenblum

Harvard University

Josiah Ober
Josiah Ober

Stanford University

Stephen Macedo
Stephen Macedo

Princeton University

Taisu Zhang
Taisu Zhang

Yale Law School

Samuel Moyn
Samuel Moyn

Yale Law School

Jan-Werner Mueller
Jan-Werner Mueller

Princeton University

 



For assistance with administrative matters, contact cdi@law.columbia.edu.