Promoting Democratic Accountability in Politics & Society
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February 22 @ 3:40 pm - 4:50 pm EST
Location: Burnett 102
American democracy is in a perilous time: political violence is increasing, politicians are using or unwilling to condemn antidemocratic rhetoric, and it seems like ordinary Americans cannot even agree on what is true and what is false. Are there ways to strengthen democratic accountability both for our politicians and among ourselves? This session will discuss the problems with democratic accountability that exist; brainstorm solutions or reforms that can start to fix some of these problems; and debate whether those solutions even exist. A roundtable discussion will be led by Joel Kersting.
This session Promoting Democratic Accountability in Politics & Society is offered as one of five concurrent breakout sessions.
Learn more about the other four sessions:
BHM Discussion Series: Open Dialogue with BSU
Supporting International Democracy: Fulbright & Peace Corps
Navigating Social Structures around Poverty
The Red and Black: Journalism, Media Literacy & Democratic Citizenship
Dr. Joel Kersting
Dr. Joel Kersting (Political Science) received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and his B.A. in History & Political Science from the College of Saint Rose. Dr. Kersting’s teaching and research interests lie primarily in American politics, with focuses on political parties, the U.S. Congress, elections, public opinion, and the representation of marginalized groups. His current book project examines the effect of the ongoing electoral realignment on…