Democracy and Elite Rule in Argentina
Speaker: Pablo Querubin
Date: March 25, 2022
Traditional theories of democracy focus on changes to the identity of the electorate. In this event, NYU Professor Pablo Querubin comes together with joint hosts Julien Labonne, Sebastian Saiegh, and Shanker Satyanath to argue that we should also analyze the equally important relationship between democracy and elite rule. By using Argentina, a country that experienced substantial regime instability during the 20th century, as a model, they will document patterns of elite persistence across different regimes and study how traditional elites adapt to losses in their political power. To accomplish this, they will utilize Argentina's rich reserves of individual and family-level data on their elite classes, extending well back through the nation's history.
After the event, Professor Querubin will meet with graduate students and faculty members from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. If you are interested in meeting Professor Querubin, please answer this very short survey. To join the main Zoom meeting, click the "Register Here" button below.