Susan Stokes presented a public lecture entitled, “Is ‘Direct Democracy’ Good for Democracy? The Logic(s) of Referendums.” Stokes is the Faculty Chair of the Chicago Center on Democracy, where she guides the strategy and direction of the center. She is the Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research interests include democratic theory and how democracy functions in developing societies; distributive politics; and comparative political behavior.
This event was sponsored by the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy and the Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series.