Friday, October 26, 2012
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: Harris Hall, Room 107, 1881 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it
Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public
Joint IPR/Political Science Special Event
"The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy"
Politically active individuals and organizations invest enormous amounts of time, energy, and money to influence everything from election outcomes to congressional subcommittee hearings to local school politics, while other groups and individual citizens seem woefully underrepresented. Join political scientists Kay Lehman Schlozman and Sidney Verba as they discuss their comprehensive and systematic examination of political voice in America contained in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy (Princeton University Press, 2012), written with Henry Brady. Building on in-depth surveys and their expansive database of interest organizations—35,000 organizations over 25 years—they also will show how deeply ingrained, persistent class-based political inequality is marring American democracy. Schlozman is J. Joseph Moakley Endowed Professor of Political Science at Boston College, and Verba is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Government at Harvard University.
Sidney Verba, The Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Government, Harvard University
Kay Schlozman, J. Joseph Moakley Endowed Professor of Political Science, Boston College
A reception will follow the talk.