Frances Lee Discusses Challenges to Democracy on C-SPAN

Nov. 27, 2023

Political scientists Frances Lee of Princeton University, Steven Levitsky of Harvard University and coauthor of Tyranny of the Minority, and Kurt Weyland of the University of Texas at Austin and author of Democracy's Resilience to Populism's Threat, explore some of the new theories and approaches to the challenges facing American democracy in 2023 and beyond, including proposed solutions. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.





  • Frances Lee is jointly appointed in the Department of Politics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs where she is Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She is the author, co-author, or editor of numerous books, including The Limits of Party: Congress and Lawmaking in a Polarized Era. She co-chaired the Institutions Working Group for the Social Science Research Council’s Anxieties of Democracy Program and co-edited an associated volume, Can America Govern Itself?.
  • Steven Levitsky is David Rockefeller Professor of Latin American Studies and Professor of Government at Harvard University, where he is also Director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He is co-author (with Daniel Ziblatt) of two New York Times best-sellers, including How Democracies Die, and most recently, Tyranny of the Minority: Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point.
  • Kurt Weyland is the Mike Hogg Professor in Liberal Arts in the Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of several books, including The Politics of Market Reform in Fragile Democracies; Revolution and Reaction; Assault on Democracy: Communism, Fascism, and Authoritarianism during the Interwar Years; and his forthcoming book is Democracy’s Resilience to Populism’s Threat.