Podcast Recommendation

Arend Lijphart on the "Peaceful Political Revolution in America" podcast.

Photo by SLT

For those interested in comparative democratic design, I would recommend Arend Llijphart’s appearance on John Mulkins’ podcast, Peaceful Political Revolution in America. Lijphart was one of my co-authors on A Different Democracy, but that is the least of his academic accomplishments. He is a major figure in the area of the study of comparative democratic institutions and one of the central figures in the development of electoral studies within comparative political science.

The link to the interview is focused on Arend’s classic book Patterns of Democracy and can be found here.

(I am scheduled to talk to John about A Different Democracy this week–I will post the podcast link once available).

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Steven L. Taylor
About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. James Joyner says:

    It’s great that a 7-year-old book is still generating interview requests. And, wow, Llijphart is 85 now.

  2. @James Joyner: Indeed on both c0unts.

    Lee Drutman’s citation of ADD in his Breaking the Two-Party Doom Loop had helped generate some interest in our book–but so had the general state of US democracy and a growing interest by some to finally start looking outwardly for some answers.