Thursday, November 15, 2018
Opening Keynote Address – The 2018 Election: The People Have Spoken. What Did They Say?
Kerry L Haynie (Duke University)
Keynote Address II - Rethinking Presidential Greatness in the Age of Trump
Justin Vaughn (Boise State University)
Friday, November 16, 2018
Panel 1 - A Crisis of Democracy, a constitutional crisis or business as usual?
Chair: Winand Gellner
Inequality, Responsiveness, and the Viability of Democratic Rule
Christian Lammert / Boris Vormann
Transforming democracy and partisanship: globalization and its counter-movements in the U.S.
Transformation of Democracy Oligarchizing Tendencies, Responsiveness, Inequality and Elitist Tendencies
Why U.S. Support for the Liberal World Order is Under Threat
Panel 2 - Threats to Democracy
Chair: Michael Dreyer
The other Breitbarts: Exploring the Populist Right Wing’s Digital News Environment in the US
Future unknown: How Digital Technologies and the ‘Future of Work’ are Unsettling America
America’s Four-Party System: Party Fragmentation & The Transformation of the Primary
From Red vs. Blue to Black vs. White: How the Demographic Transformation of the United States has Shaped Partisan Majorities and will Transform its Democracy