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Have we got the time for democracy?

Medverkande Dagermanseminarium
2018-04-12 

Exciting and interesting guests in the panel when the highly topical seminar series about the threats to democracy continued at the University of Gävle

In an open seminar series at the University of Gävle, began in the autumn of 2017, participants discussed what is needed to maintain and strengthen democracy.

People who vote “incorrectly”

Democracy faces problems all over the world. Many people aim to establish democracy but, at the same time, democracy is losing its legitimacy in such places where the struggle to establish democracy was hard. Moreover, in country after country, people are said to vote “incorrectly,” for the “wrong” candidate or cause.

Many believed that digitalisation would revitalise democracy, but instead it seems to undermine it. The strength and weakness of democracy is that it is slow. At the same time, the issues society faces today, like climate change, call for urgent action.

Governance by an élite?

Stina Oscarson

Stina Oscarson

An increasing number of people now seriously start to suggest that we need to replace democracy with some sort of governance by an élite to save the planet. Is this really the case or is it something else that is needed? And in that case what?

These issues were discussed on 11 april 2018 at the University of Gävle.

Moderator: Stina Oscarson


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Text: Douglas Öhrbom

Published by: Douglas Öhrbom Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2018-04-17
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