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Daniel Ziblatt interviewed in Harvard Gazette

March 27, 2019

Daniel Ziblatt was recently interviewed in the Harvard Gazette on recent events both here and abroad — and whether there is any hope for liberal democracy. From the interview:

"American democracy has resilience. But there is no question, for all the reasons we lay out in our book, we are in a very, very dangerous moment in our country’s history."

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New York Times editorial by Steve Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt

January 14, 2019

Research Cluster co-chairs Daniel Ziblatt and Steve Levitksy published an editorial on "Why Autocrats Love Emergencies" in the January 12th New York Times. From the editorial:

"Authoritarian leaders often chafe under the constraints of constitutional rule. Democratic politics is, after all, grinding work. Family businesses and army units may be ruled by fiat, but democracies...

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Challenges to Democracy to host panel discussion series

June 29, 2018
This fall, the Research Cluster on Challenges to Democracy will launch a panel discussion series. Anticipated panels include democratic crises in big middle income countries, such as India, Brazil, and South Africa; and challenges to multiracial democracy.