Democracy in Times of Crisis


9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dem
Democracy in Times of Crisis
Seminar

Monday, 29 August
Mittelschule 2. Stock Klasse 8
180 minutes
English

Is democracy (still) resilient today? Democracy is increasingly coming under pressure. Driven by war, the pandemic, the climate crisis, the consequences of digitalisation and growing gaps between rich and poor, social divisions and polarisation are becoming an ever greater challenge to democracy. This seminar looks at new forms of democratic action, examines new concepts of citizenship and the role and participation of civil society and their potential for building resilience in times of crisis.

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Seminar Chair

Julia Mourão Permoser

Senior Research Fellow Department of Political Science, University of Innsbruck
Seminar Chair

Leila Hadj Abdou

Integration Monitor City of Vienna