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How Political Institutions Shape Outcomes and How We Might Reform Them

How Political Institutions Shape Outcomes and How We Might Reform Them
2 hours

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Library of Congress

In the US, political institutions are often seen as neutral, but in fact they reflect choices and compromises about how we balance between majority and minority interests. How can different systems of electoral decision-making in a democracy can, by themselves, lead to very different outcomes? How can we reform political institutions to make them more responsive to our needs?
In collaboration with the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

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