Tucson Festival of Books

Democratic Norms Under Pressure


Many of American democracy's cornerstones are under assault. Influential forces including Christian nationalists, politicians and the Supreme Court are bending and sometimes modifying established norms and rules. Values are under pressure to change. How successful are these groups and how far will they go? These experts weigh in.


Panelists
Steven Levitsky

America is moving, if awkwardly, toward a multiracial democracy, something rarely seen anywhere in the world.  In their previous book, "How Democracies Die," Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt clearly describe how this happens going back to the 1930s....

Stephen Vladeck

Stephen Vladeck holds the Charles Alan Wright Chair in Federal Courts at the University of Texas School of Law, and is a nationally recognized expert on the federal courts, constitutional law, national security law and military justice....

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Books:
Tyranny of the Minority
Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point
Steven Levitsky, Daniel Ziblatt
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Crown
September 2023
ISBN 9780593443088
384 pages

America is moving, if awkwardly, toward a multiracial democracy, something rarely seen anywhere in the world. More/less

The Shadow Docket
How the Supreme Court Uses Stealth Rulings to Amass Power and Undermine the Republic
Stephen Vladeck
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Basic Books
January 2023
ISBN 9781541602632
352 pages
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