Representation and Representing: Democracy in Practice, Lessons From the Front Lines of Representative Government

Center for the Study of Politics and Governance
February 15, 2024 - 12:00 pm CST
- 1:00 pm
In Person at Humphrey School of Public Affairs or Virtual Via Zoom

How does representative democracy in practice hold up to academic theories of how democratic representation should work? Lisa Disch is a professor of democratic theory who has crossed over to serve in government as a City Council member in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a middle-sized bright blue college town in a purplish state. Councilmember Disch reports on what the academy is missing or just gets wrong.

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