Benjamin Studebaker

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Legitimacy Crises in Embedded Democracies

My article in Contemporary Political Theory came out today. It directly challenges the prevalent idea that American democracy currently faces existential threats. I’ve been given a link that will allow you to read it even without institutional affiliation. Check it out:

https://rdcu.be/cViBD

I have spent years refining the argument, and I am hoping to spend many more years further developing my theory of chronic legitimacy crisis. It is central to my understanding of politics in countries like the United States and the United Kingdom. Anything that you’ve read on this blog for the past 5 years or so has been heavily influenced by the argument I make in the article above.

A Critique of Biden’s Student Debt Reforms

I’ve written a new piece about the state of the American university system for Sublation. You can read it here:

https://www.sublationmag.com/post/the-american-university-system-is-a-rotting-carcass