Talk at La Follette School: Democracy in crisis — or politics as usual?
I’ll give a talk at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 28. Details here. I’ll talk about challenges to democracy in the United States and Europe. The title is: “Democracy in crisis — or politics as usual?” Description:
On both sides of the Atlantic, commentators suggest that democracy is in crisis. Some even say that we are witnessing the decline of the West or the end of the liberal world order. Are these commentators right — and if so, what is the cause of democracy’s decline? Or are they entirely wrong? Perhaps we are just witnessing a return to “politics as usual” after a period of unusual calm in the life of leading Western states.