Lee Drutman - Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop: The Case for Multiparty Democracy in America

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Thursday, January 2, 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

A senior fellow in the Political Reform program at New America and author of The Business of America is Lobbying, Drutman combines history, democratic theory, and cutting-edge political science research to argue that the main reason for the current political deadlock is the two-party system. While in the past the two parties contained multiple factions, today, without conservative Southern Democrats and liberal Northeastern Republicans, they have hardened into a rigid partisanship that runs counter to the anti-majoritarian, compromise-driven governing institutions. The answer, Drutman says, is to increase the number of parties through electoral reform, a change that won’t require a constitutional amendment.

 

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ISBN: 9780190913854
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 2nd, 2020