Read Sophia Wolmer’s article, “Days Before the Election, Political Science Professors Emphasize ‘Why Democracy Matters,’” in the Amherst Student.
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Why Democracy Matters: A Political Science Panel Discussion II
The Political Science Department’s “Why Democracy Matters” event brought together three panelists—Professors of Political Science Kerry Ratigan, Javier Corrales and Jonathan Obert— to present information on democratization and its intersection with both American politics and other regimes.
Drawing on their respectives areas of expertise, each professor advocated for democracy and warned of threats of democratic backsliding in the present day United States.
You can read Sophia Wolmer’s Amherst Student article on the discussion and watch a recording of the discussion below.