Is the US Political System Broken?

Panelists: Andy Rudalevige, Jeff Selinger, and Cory Gooding.

Polarization, partisanship, and gridlock — the United States appears to be experiencing an era of political stalemate.  Can we still hope to resolve our pressing social and environmental problems through the political process?  How does the design of U.S. political institutions enable and limit our ability to get things done? Is change more likely to come from political insiders or movement activists outside the political process? What types of citizen participation are most influential?  In a wide-ranging conversation ranging from the presidency and Congress to political parties and social movements, three political scientists debate whether U.S. politics is broken (and whether it ever worked for some Americans) and invite you to join the conversation.