Jadaliyya Co-Editor and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University Bassam Haddad interviewed Jennifer Nicoll Victor, Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, about the 2020 US Presidential Election. The series “The 2020 Election and What Not” is part of the Schar Conversations Podcast, which can be accessed here.
In this conversation, Jennifer Victor discusses the nature of polarization in the United States and its effects on the health of democracyHow this provides signals into the health of democracy. She also addresses the prospects of a rich(er) conversation and debate if the Democrats win, as well as what might they do with that authority.
Jennifer Nicoll Victor is an associate professor of political science at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She is an expert on the US Congress, American political parties, campaign finance, political networks, lobbying, and partisan polarization in the United States. She is the past president of the National Capital Area Political Science Association, serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Responsive Politics, is the lead co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Political Networks, and her political analysis is widely published and broadcast by various media outlets. You can take her course, “Understanding the US Government,” at The Great Courses Plus.