Is Liberal Democracy Doomed?

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A panel discussion on the threats to Democracy with Sheri Berman (Barnard College, Columbia University) and Jan Zielonka (St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University)


Sheri Berman and Jan Zielonka will discuss issues raised in their books along with the following critical questions. Why is a liberal democracy in retreat, and why is democracy facing problems today? What are the key factors undergirding the rise of populism? How should we understand illiberalism in Europe? What role could or should the European Union play in “policing” political developments in Eastern Europe? What is the relative role of immigration and economic factors in driving dissatisfaction?

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2:30pm to 4:00pm

Trabant University Center, Theatre
Trabant University Center, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19711, USA

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Students, Lectures & Programs, Academics, College of Arts and Sciences, Community, Special Events, Global



European Studies, Political Sci & Int Relations


free and open to all!



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Contact Name

Daniel Kinderman


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