Nov 10, 2020
David Stasavage is the Dean for the Social Sciences and the Julius Silver Professor in NYU’s Department of Politics and an Affiliated Professor in NYU’s School of Law. He is the author of The Decline and Rise of Democracy: A Global History from Antiquity to Today, published by Princeton University Press in June 2020. This book provides a new understanding of early democracy in multiple world regions; it explains the survival in Europe and disappearance in China and the Middle East; and it then traces the long evolution of modern democracy while highlighting its internal tensions. Exploring the deep history of democracy, both early and modern, can teach us much about our current anxieties. Recorded 2020-10-08 Duration 51:21
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