Populism, Trump, and American Democracy in Comparative Perspective

04/19/2019 - 2:00pm
Patterson Office Towr 18th Floor, West End Room
Speaker(s) / Presenter(s): 
Kenneth M. Roberts

Join the UK College of Arts & Sciences and the Department of Social Theory for a guest lecture on, "Populism, Trump, and American Democracy in Comparative Perspective." This lecture is part of the Spring 2019 Lecture Series by The Committee on Social Theory.

Kenneth M. Roberts is the Richard J. Schwartz Professor of Government at Cornell University. His research and teaching interests focus on party systems, populism, social movements, and the politics of inequality in Latin America. He is the author of Changing Course in Latin America: Party Systems in the Neoliberal Era (Cambridge University Press) and Deepening Democracy? The Modern Left and Social Movements in Chile and Peru (Standford University Press). He is also the co-editor of The Resurgence of the Latin American Left (Johns Hopkins University Press), The Diffusion of Social Movements (Cambridge University Press), and Beyond Neoliberalism? Patterns, Responses, and New Directions in Latin America and the Caribbean (Palgrave-MacMillan). His current research explores the political impact of financial crises in Latin America and Southern Europe from a cross-regional comparative persepective.


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