Presidential and Parliamentary Democracies: Which Work Best?

May 20-21, 1993
New York, NY


American Presidential Democracy

Italian Parliamentary Democracy

British Parliamentary Democracy

Comparative Strengths and Weaknesses


Giulio Andreotti
Senator of the Italian Republic
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Prime Minister

Mauro Calise
Professor of Political Science, University of Trento-Viaverdi

Demetrios Caraley
Janet H. Robb Professor of the Social Science
Professor of Political Science, Barnard College and Columbia University
President, The Academy of Political Science

James Christoph
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Indiana University

Leon Epstein
Hilldale Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Wisconsin

William Green
Member of the U.S. House of Representative, 1978-1992

Jennifer Hochschild
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

Ira Katznelson
Henry A. and Louise Loeb Professor of Political Science, New School for Social Research

Joseph LaPalombara
Arnold Wolfers Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Maristella Lorch
Professor Emeritus of Italian Literature, Columbia University
Director, Italian Academy for Advanced Studies in America

Theodore Lowi
John L. Senior Professor of American Institutions
Professor of Political Science, Cornell University

Raffaella Nanetti
Professor of Urban Planning and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

Gillian Peele
Professor of Political Science, Oxford University

Richard Pious
Professor of Political Science, Barnard College

Giovanni Sartori
A. Schweitzer Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University

Theodore Sorensen
Attorney, author and Special Counsel to President John F. Kennedy

James Sundquist
Senior Fellow Emeritus, The Brookings Institution

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