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Speaker(s): Professor Jane Mansbridge
Chair: Professor Lea Ypi

Recorded on 15 May 2017 at Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building

The Trump election and the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom revealed that some members of the political class were not listening hard enough to the concerns of some of the voters disadvantaged by globalisation. What kinds of contacts do representatives have with their constituents? What kinds ought they to have? With better contact, would the representatives have convinced their constituents that a Clinton presidency or a Remain vote better served their interests?

This event is the Brian Barry Memorial Lecture 2017.

Jane Mansbridge is Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-to-face democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA, a study of anti-deliberative dynamics in social movements based on organizing for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She is also editor or coeditor of the volumes Beyond Self-Interest, Feminism,Oppositional Consciousness, Deliberative Systems, and Negotiating Agreement in Politics. She was President of the American Political Science Association in 2012-13.

Lea Ypi (@lea_ypi) is Professor in Political Theory, Department of Government, LSE.

The Department of Government (@LSEGovernment) at LSE is one of the largest political science departments in the UK. Our activities cover a comprehensive range of approaches to the study of politics.

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