Ian Shapiro: “Democracy in Peril”

March 22, 2023

Sterling Professor of Political Science Ian Shapiro was interviewed by the Yale Jackson Institute of Global Affairs in an article entitled “Democracy in Peril.”


“In his research, Professor Ian Shapiro is investigating how American democracy became so dysfunctional. He sees weak political parties as a major source of the problem, but also the key to reform.  A Pew research poll conducted in August 2022 found that 72% of Republicans and 64% of Democrats believe people in the opposing party are more dishonest than other Americans.  Additionally, the poll found that 27% of Americans hold unfavorable views of both political parties.”