Political Equality: Concept and Measurement
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Eastern
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This virtual seminar is presented by the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.  
Our empirical and theoretical focus is on what constitutes political equality as "equal consideration" in advanced capitalist democracies. We claim that political inequality is a distinctive type of inequality. First, although affected by the factors that routinely go into thinking about social, economic and power inequality, it cannot be reduced to those factors. Second, its currency is performative, not only distributive. To make our case, we focus on three broad dimensions of political equality: participation, representation, and responsiveness. Although there is some research on each of these dimensions, influential commentators on political equality have tended to focus almost exclusively on political participation. We develop concepts and measurement for all three and then weigh the trade-offs among these dimensions.  The speaker, Margaret Levi, is a Professor of Political Science and Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) at the Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI).

Registration:  https://stanford.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xitANFrKQVyQ7MUiGjMBzA
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