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Cecil A. Wright Memorial Lecture - "The End of the End of History"

Start Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 4:10PM

End Date and Time:

Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 6:00PM


Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurence S. Rockefeller Professor Of Sociology And International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School And University Center For Human Values, Princeton University

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Francis Fukuyama pronounced the “end of history” when it seemed that the world was moving toward a consensus on the establishment of liberal, democratic, constitutional governments. Twenty-five years later, states are increasingly rejecting constitutionalism in liberal form. This lecture shows why liberal constitutionalists have been losing the battle for the hearts and minds of angry publics and proposes the standard of “self-sustaining democracy” to spearhead the normative critique of these new regimes. 


Room J140, Jackman Law Building, 78 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C5 view full map




Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Kim Scheppele