Is globalization good for democracy? Or has it made our governing institutions less accountable to citizens? Located at the intersection of international relations and comparative politics, Valerie Sperling’s latest book, Altered States: The Globalization of Accountability (Cambridge University Press), explores the effects of globalization on national governance.
Valerie Sperling is associate professor of government at Clark University. Her research interests include state-society relations, social movements, gender politics, patriotism, and state building in the post-communist region.
Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.