University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Steven Levitsky



Stephanie Mitchell

Bill & Cindy Rainey

Steven Levitsky, co-author of "How Democracies Die," is a David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government at Harvard University. His research interests include political parties and party-building, authoritarianism and democratization and weak and informal institutions, with a focus on Latin America. He is author of "Transforming Labor-Based Parties in Latin America: Argentine Peronism in Comparative Perspective," co-author of "Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War" and "How Democracies Die," and co-editor of "Argentine Democracy: The Politics of Institutional Weakness," "Informal Institutions and Democracy: Lessons from Latin America," "The Resurgence of the Left in Latin America" and "Challenges of Party-Building in Latin America." He is currently writing a book (with Lucan Way) on the durability of revolutionary regimes.

Levitsky has written for Vox and The New York Times. Daniel Ziblatt, also at Harvard, is Steven's co-author.


Scheduled events:
Is Democracy in Danger?
Is our democratic system, long-thought invincible, being threatened by America's strident politics? Expect a lively discussion as Steven Levitsky, John Nichols and Dan Pfeiffer offer their perspectives on what to watch out for — and what we might hope for. The moderator will be former UA President Peter Likins.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Levitsky, John Nichols, Dan Pfeiffer
Moderator: Peter Likins
Democracy and a Free Press
Steven Levitsky, David McCraw and Leonard Pitts — well-known authors with different resumes and unique perspectives — will explore the role of a free press in maintaining a healthy and vibrant democracy.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Steven Levitsky, David McCraw, Leonard Pitts
Moderator: David Kaplan

Book:
How Democracies Die
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Crown
January 2018
ISBN 9781524762940
312 pages
$15.00, INSTORE
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Fateful alliances -- Gatekeeping in America -- The great Republican abdication -- Subverting democracy -- The guardrails of democracy -- The unwritten rules of American politics -- The unraveling -- Trump against the guardrails -- Saving democracy

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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