Democracy on the Brink?

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Jul 13, 2021

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Waning Trust in Democratic Institutions: How to Rebuild Citizen Confidence

July 13, 2021, 2:00 pm ET

A number of recent surveys in Europe and the United States have shown growing discontent with the way democracy is working, distrust in democratic institutions, and the ability of democracies to confront the many complex challenges facing our societies. What can be done to rebuild confidence and to increase citizen engagement to improve the effectives of our democracies? Presented in conjunction with the World Affairs Council of America, the American Council on Germany and Atlantik-Brücke.

Dr. Daniel Ziblatt, Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Transformations of Democracy Group at the WZB Social Science Center Berlin, and Pauline Fröhlich, head of the Future Democracy Program at The Progressive Center in Berlin Germany discuss their perspectives.

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