6-7.30pm | Tuesday 19 May 2009
Room J116 (Cañada Blanch Room), Cowdray House, European Institute, LSE
Jonathan White, Lecturer in European Politics, European Institute, LSE
These talks will explore conceptually two central features of modern democracy: public opinion and the political party. Both are widely conceived in terms of the aggregation of units, be it opinions, preferences, interests, or another. In discussion we shall examine some of the presuppositions of such accounts, whether there exist alternatives, and whether these alternatives are recommendable.