Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018 8:00 AM to 9:15 AM

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The Great Recession, institutional dysfunction, a growing divide between urban and rural prospects, and failed efforts to effectively address immigration have paved the way for a populist backlash that disrupts the postwar bargain between political elites and citizens.

Does the recent rise of populism represent a corrective to unfair policies or is it a threat to liberal democracy itself? What should our political leaders do to respond to this crisis?

William A. Galston is a former policy advisor to President Bill Clinton and currently holds the Ezra K. Zilkha Chair in the Governance Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.

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