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CGEP: Ian Shapiro

April 10, 2014 @ 5:45 pm - 7:45 pm

Thursday 4/10 – Ian Shapiro at the Center for Global Ethics and Politics: “Democracy Against Republicanism”

On Thursday April 10, we will be hosting our final event of the semester, a talk by Ian Shapiro (Political Science, Yale) entitled “Democracy Against Republicanism,” followed by discussion and a wine and cheese reception. We are thrilled to be joined by such a distinguished, and hope you will be able to join us. A brief abstract can be found below. The talk will be held at 5:45 p.m. in Room 5414 of The Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016). We are hosting this event in partnership with the Social and Political Theory Student Association.

Democracy Against Republicanism
Shapiro argues that the recent resurgence of enthusiasm for republican political institutions is misguided. While he agrees with Philip Pettit and others that non-domination is the bedrock of justice, he argues that this ideal is better realized through majoritarian institutional arrangements than the various republican schemes that are currently on offer.

Ian Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. He has written widely and influentially on democracy, justice, and the methods of social inquiry. His most recent books are The Real World of Democratic Theory; Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy against Global Terror; The Flight From Reality in the Human Sciences; and Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth (with Michael Graetz). His current research concerns the relations between democracy and the distribution of income and wealth.


April 10, 2014
5:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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Room 5414 of The Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016)

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