World Politics Series

Explaining Democratic Erosion


Susan Stokes
Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
Faculty Chair, Chicago Center on Democracy, University of Chicago

In this talk, Susan Stokes will offer new evidence to explain the wave of democratic erosion that the world is currently experiencing. She will explore the role of inequalities in income and wealth in encouraging populist politics, and populism in spurring democratic erosion. 

This lecture is part of a larger series organized by Faculty Fellows Scott Mainwaring and Karrie Koesel entitled “Perspectives on World Politics.” Since its inception in 2016, this series aims to spotlight the Kellogg Institute’s strength in comparative politics by featuring distinguished scholars who speak on a topic related to each year’s theme.