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Fred Block: Why are Liberal Democracies in Crisis?

VHS Wiener Urania Uraniastraße 1, Vienna

This lecture will explore the similarities and differences between the crisis of democracy in Europe in the interwar years and the contemporary global crisis of democracy. It will focus on the process of political polarization that diminishes the strength of established centrist political leaders and opens the way for more heterodox leaders of the right or of the left.

Fred Block: Paths Out of the Crisis: Envisioning a Post-COVID World

Online

Significant structural reforms are needed to protect democratic governance and to cope effectively with climate change. However, even in proposals for a Green New Deal that would be global in its reach, we tend to have something more like a laundry list of needed changes rather than a coherent vision of an alternative to the world we had before the global pandemic.