Democracy Beyond the Vote

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Jeffrey Edward Green

Director, Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy

Voting in elections is often considered the paradigmatic act of modern democratic citizenship. Without denying the importance of the vote, Green argues that we mistakenly forget about a richer and more ambitious program of democratic empowerment if we limit our focus to voting and electoral outcomes.

Jeffrey Edward Green is associate professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is also the director of the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy.  He is an award winning of two books, The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy,  and The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship.