TALK: Politicians, Parties and the Press–Political Institutions and the Future of Democracy in America

Jasmine Farrier, PhD, a University of Louisville political science professor
When Jan 27, 2014
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Where Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville
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Contact Phone 502-852-8811
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In this McConnell Center lecture, political science professor Jasmine Farrier, PhD, will consider Alexis de Tocqueville's "Democracy in America" and how widespread distrust in political institutions affects the future of democracy in America. While some consider democracy to be about the ballot box, Tocqueville considered the success of democracy in America to be based on healthy and vibrant political institutions that often served to slow and check popular will.

This discussion marks the first of four events in the McConnell Center's 2014 "The Future of Democracy in America" public lecture series.

About the Lecturer

Jasmine Farrier, PhD, is a political science professor at the University of Louisville. Her research interests include the presidency, legislative studies, inter-branch lawsuits, separation of powers and constitutional law. She is the author of "Congressional Ambivalence: The Political Burdens of Congressional Authority."

Event Location

The event will be held in Chao Auditorium, located on the lower level of the University of Louisville's Ekstrom Library (link includes parking information).

About the McConnell Center

The non-partisan McConnell Center offers this event to the public free of charge. The Center's public lecture series was established to assist Kentucky citizens develop a better understanding of the U.S. Constitution and American history and to encourage open and free discussion of perennial concerns that inform contemporary politics.