Crises of Democracy

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Wednesday, 23 June 2021, online at 6pm Sydney time

Speaker: Professor Adam Przeworski, New York University

In Crises of Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2019), Adam Przeworski* presents a panorama of the political situation throughout the world of established democracies, places it in the context of past misadventures of democratic regimes, and speculates on the prospects.

An important theme is that the current threats to democracy are not just political: they are deeply embedded in the democracies of today, in current economic, social, and cultural conditions. Avoiding technical aspects of the debate on the nature of democracy, this book is addressed not only to professional social scientists, but to everyone concerned about the prospects of democracy.

At this webinar, the panel in conversation with Professor Przeworski about that book will be the leaders of our research project, Associate Professor Adam Czarnota and Professor Martin Krygier, both of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law & Justice, and Professor Wojciech Sadurski of the University of Sydney Law School.

Our project is co-hosting this talk with the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law.

The event is free, but registration is essential to gain access to this webinar.

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*Adam Przeworski is the Carroll and Milton Professor Emeritus at New York University. Previously he taught at the University of Chicago, where he was the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor, and held visiting appointments in India, Chile, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland. In addition to Crises of Democracy, his recent books include Why Bother with Elections?  (Polity Press, 2018). He is the recipient of the 1985 Socialist Review Book Award, the 1998 Gregory M. Luebbert Article Award, the 2001 Woodrow Wilson Prize, the 2010 Lawrence Longley Award, the 2010 Johan Skytte Prize, the 2018 Sakip Sabanci Award, and the 2018 Juan Linz Prize.