Professor Jerry Frug argues that the organisation of democratic government, and in particular, the relationship between local and national governments, should be viewed as a structure. This structure has its own design, or architecture, and there are a number of alternative designs currently in vogue around the world. These designs can be analyzed and critiqued like any structural design. The lecture offered a new way of thinking about alternative structures and will propose ideas for improving the current way we organize democratic government.
Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law at Harvard Law School