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Steven Levitsky

Steven Levitsky is an American political scientist and Professor of Government at Harvard University. At Harvard, he also serves on the Executive Committees of both the Weather head Center for International Affairs and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies. He has taught at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.
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Dr. Steven Levitsky
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to discuss his book: How Democracies Di
Steven Levitsky, author of "How Democracies Die"
The Long Game
Steven Levitsky is professor of government at Harvard University. He has spent most of his life studying Latin American politics and history, with a focus on political parties, authoritarianism and democratization, and weak and informal institutions. In 2018, he and fellow Harvard professor Daniel Ziblatt, an expert on democracy in Europe, wrote a book called "How Democracies Die." Here, Steven and I discuss what he means when he calls political parties the "gatekeepers of democracy," and why the Democrats reduction of superdelegates in their presidential primary may have unintended negative consequences. “How Democracies Die," by Steven Levitsky and Daniel ZiblattSteven Levitsky's personal page at Harvard is here. Reviews of the book by Jennifer Szalai in the New York Times and by Yuval Levin in The Weekly Standard.  For information regarding your data privacy, visit
Episode 85 Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt
The Public Morality
Harvard professors, Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt join me to discuss their latest book, How Democracies Die.
'How Democracies Die'
Fresh Air
Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt are experts in what makes democracies healthy — and what leads to their collapse. They warn that American democracy is in trouble. Ken Tucker reviews Charli XCX's album 'Pop 2,' and book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews 'The Perfect Nanny,' by award-winning Moroccan-French author Leïla Slimani.
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Jan 17th, 1968
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3 hours, 21 minutes