Is Democracy Dying? (RSVP Page)

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Reports of the death of democracy may be greatly exaggerated. However, there is mounting evidence that many people are losing trust in our democratic institutions. Today people in countries we regard as non-democratic often have greater confidence in their governments to act in their interests than we do. Observers pin the blame on our out-of-touch governments, corrupt media and politicians, big corporations and a growing gap between rich and poor. More than a few disaffected citizens are meanwhile attracted to new populisms because they feel dragged down by economic dissatisfaction, broken promises, decline and injustice.

 

Speaker:  John Keane

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In his talk, John Keane will survey recent trends to suggest that democracy urgently needs reimagining if it is to address the dangers and opportunities posed by current global realities. His talk will offer a radically new interpretation of the twenty-first century fate of democracy and why, despite everything, it may survive the current anti-democratic trends and remain a global ideal.

Renowned globally for his creative thinking about democracy, John Keane has been described by the ABC as one of 'Australia's great intellectual exports'. 

He is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), and Distinguished Professor at Peking University.  He is the Director and co-founder of the Sydney Democracy Network.

Keane has contributed to The New York TimesAl Jazeera, the Times Literary SupplementThe GuardianHarper’s, the South China Morning Post and The Huffington Post.

His latest book, The New Despotisms, on the global rise of despotism and the decline of democracy in the West, is to be published by Harvard University Press in early 2020.

 

  • August 22, 2019 at 6pm – 9pm
  • Melbourne Multicultural Hub - Red & Orange Room
    506 Elizabeth St
    Melbourne, VIC 3000
    Australia
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  • 42 people are going
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42 RSVPS
Sharon Meredith Janet McCalman John Langer Wendy Morris Kresta Lokumarambage Mike Salvaris Natalie Cole David Barda Ann Briese Paul OSullivan Maggie Sefton Kate Nash David Orr Bill Garner John Haasz Ian Howie Cindy Sullivan Marg D'Arcy Christopher Gassin Gordon Hastie Eve Hiland David Redfearn Ted Benjamin Elspeth McCracken-Hewson

Who's RSVPing

Sharon Meredith
Janet McCalman
John Langer
Wendy Morris
Kresta Lokumarambage
Mike Salvaris
Natalie Cole
David Barda
Ann Briese
Paul OSullivan
Maggie Sefton
Kate Nash
David Orr
Bill Garner
John Haasz
Ian Howie
Cindy Sullivan
Marg D'Arcy
Christopher Gassin
Gordon Hastie
Eve Hiland
David Redfearn
Ted Benjamin
Elspeth McCracken-Hewson

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