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Liberal Democracy / Digital Democracy

1st Seminar // March 2021

Democracy and its current transformations

The so-called “crisis” of liberal democracy is one of the most contentious issues in both political science and public opinion. Questions concerning the impact of new technologies on political communication, and the ensuing reor-ganization of public space; the rise of populism with the proliferation of “strong men” and parties that question some of the assumptions of liberal civic cultu-re; the increasing technocratization of political decisions; the expansion of the supranational framework of political action; or even the effects of the global pandemic, which has challenged conventional approaches regarding how to deal with collective problems, dominate contemporary public discourse. Some take these new challenges as being symptomatic of a crisis in our traditional form of government; for others it speaks of the ways in which democracy is na-turally adapting to social change without dire warnings. In this seminar, leading specialists will discuss key issues that deal with the shifting landscape of democracy today and on the road ahead.

Seminar coordinated by Fernando Vallespín

Fernando Vallespín / Professor of Political Science at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

March 3rd // 18:00 h. (GMT+1)

Political Science Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Liberal democracy / digital democracy.

How to restore a more deliberative public space

March 8th // 18:00 h. (GMT+1)

Philosopy of Law Professor at the “Magna Græcia” University of Catanzaro

The dangers of populism for liberal democracy

Massimo La Torre / Professor of Philosophy of Law at Hull University / Catedrático de Filosofía del Derecho en la Universidad de Hull
John Keane / Political Theory Professor at Sidney University & Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin / Catedrático de Teoría Política en la Universidad de Sidney y en el Wissenschaftszentrum de Berlín

March 10th // 19:00 h. (GMT+1)

Political Theory Professor at the University of Sidney & WZB Berlin, Germany

A brief history of expertise,

and its growing importance for democracy

March 15th // 18:00 h. (GMT+1)

Political Science Lecturer at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain

Post-truth, democracy and populism

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Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán / Political Science Lecturer at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Profesora de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Comparative Politics Associate Lecturer at Tallinn University, Estonia

Political parties, the quality of democracy and the rise

of populism in Central and Eastern Europe

Tönis Saarts / Associate Lecturer of Comparative Politics at Tallinn University / Profesor Asociado de Política Comparada en la Universidad de Tallin
Wolfgang Merkel / Political Science Professor at Humboldt University of Berlin / Catedrático de Ciencia Política en la Universidad Humboldt de Berlín

March 18th // 18:00 h. (GMT+1)

Political Science Emeritus Professor at Humboldt University & WZB Berlin, Germany

Migration, Covid, Climate:

Who governs in deep crises?

March 22nd // 18:00 h. (GMT+1)

Senior Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Gender and Democracy:

Rethinking equality and the backlash

Marta Fraile / Senior Research Fellow at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) / Científica Titular del Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Carlos Thiebaut / Philosophy Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid / Catedrático de Filosofía en la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

March 24th // 18:00 h. (GMT+1)

Philosophy Emeritus Professor at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

New reactive intolerance

Organized by

Partner Institutions

Residencia de Estudiantes
Patrimonio Europeo