Luck, leadership and legitimacy in transitions to democracy



13 March 2012

In this research seminar, Ian Shapiro discussed "Luck, Leadership, and Legitimacy in transitions to democracy: Lessons from South Africa and the Middle East."


  • Professor Ian Shapiro
    Sterling Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Yale University

    Ian Shapiro was a visitor at the US Studies Centre in 2012. Shapiro is Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he also serves as Henry R. Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. He has written widely and influentially on democracy, justice, and the methods of social inquiry. Shapiro is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.