Democracy is in crisis. The populist uprisings in the US and throughout Europe are not the cause of the West’s crisis of governance but rather have exposed the ways in which liberal democracies have failed their citizens by failing to address the dislocations of globalisation and the disruptions of rapid technological change. Neither establishment nor populist leaders have proposed any systemic solutions, so governments have become further polarised and paralysed, compounding the problem.
Join Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen as they discuss these issues and their arguments from their new book: Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism. Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government, will join the panel as an expert discussant. Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School, will moderate the talk, which will be followed by a drinks reception and book signing.