In the media
To mark the conclusion of the first year of the course, the Watson Institute hosted a full-day conference on August 29, 2018. Faculty and student participants from 12 universities met to discuss democratic decline and resilience in theory and practice, as well as generate new opportunities for collaborative research. Hear Professor Rob Blair and two students—Minch Cerrero and Aidan Calvelli—reflect on the course and conference on the Watson’s Trending Globally podcast.
Four students from the Democratic Erosion consortium were selected to expand blog posts they wrote for our course into essays for SSRC Items, published alongside pieces by leading scholars in political science. Introduction to the miniseries here.
- Trujillo, Danielle. “Felon Disenfranchisement and Expert Assessments of Electoral Integrity.” SSRC Items. August 7, 2018.
- Stradling, Sarah. “Voter Roll Purging in Ohio Is a Danger to Free and Fair Elections.” SSRC Items. August 7, 2018.
- Potts, Victoria. “Democratic Accountability in the Context of Appointed Commissions.” SSRC Items. August 21, 2018.
- Risoleo, Rachel. “Entertainer Politicians: Popular Icons and ‘Incumbency Advantage.’” SSRC Items. August 21, 2018.
Recent mentions and coverage in the news:
- Schneider, Nathan. “How to survive Trump: End the cult of the presidency.” America. May 30, 2018.
- “Is Our Democracy Eroding? Course At Brown Goes Nationwide.” Professor Rob Blair talks to RIPR’s Chuck Hinman about “Democratic Erosion” course. April 30, 2018.
- Ingber, Sasha. “Trump’s presidency has prompted a new, nationwide college course on why democracies collapse.” The Washington Post. March 20, 2018.