Democracy in Decline: Populism and Democratic Deconsolidation in Europe and the U.S. – Claus Leggewie am Deutschen Haus an der New York University
Democracy in Decline: Populism and Democratic Deconsolidation in Europe and the U.S.
Claus Leggewie am Deutschen Haus an der New York UniversityIm Rahmen der zweitägigen Konferenz Reflections on Truth, Politics, Democracy, and Language, die am 9. und 10. November 2017 im Deutschen Haus an der New York University (NYU) stattfand, war Prof. Claus Leggewie als Experte für die Podiumsdiskussion zum Thema Democracy in Decline: Populism and Democratic Deconsolidation in Europe and the U.S eingeladen. Aus dem Ankündigungstext:
"Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Claus Leggewie and Prof. Dr. Adam Przeworski, which will be moderated by Christian Martin, Max Weber Chair at the Center for European and Mediterranean Studies at NYU. In recent years, populist movements have been on the rise across Europe and the United States feeding off mounting public discontent and the resentment of those feeling left behind by the global economy, technological change and growing inequality. The ascent of these populist and anti‐system movements poses one of the greatest threats to Western liberal democracies, as is evident particularly in Hungary and Poland in Europe, but also with the election of President Trump in the United States and in recent elections in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Our panel of renowned scholars will examine the disconcerting trends in U.S. and European politics, and the phenomenon of "democratic deconsolidation", which indicates a gradual erosion and deterioration of democratic principles, endangering the very political system we have taken for granted. What options do we have and what actions can we take to defend the institutions liberal democracies rely on and to alleviate the underlying disillusionment of the voter base that fuels the rise of populism?"