The contemporary period of crisis has fundamentally altered party-political landscapes in democracies around the world. To discuss what this means for left politics, we are joined by Adam Przeworski to discuss the fate of the defining party family of twentieth-century representative democracy: social democratic parties.
The rise of the far right, shifting voter preferences, renewed union activism, and new ideas have all contributed to a host of new opportunities and constraints for social democrats and the parties they inhabit -- and untangling this series of challenges will be key for understanding our shared political futures.
Meet our speaker and chair
Adam Przeworski is the Carroll and Milton Professor Emeritus in the Department of Politics of New York University. One of the foremost thinkers on the relationship between capitalism and democracy, he has published numerous books on the topic, most recently Crises of Democracy and Why Bother With Elections?
Robin Archer is the Director of the postgraduate programme in political sociology and the Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme at LSE.
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