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Stanford researcher discusses democratic recession in the world

by Richard Meckien - published Apr 25, 2017 10:35 AM - - last modified Apr 28, 2017 12:59 PM
Rights: Original version in Portuguese by Fernanda Rezende.

Scenarios, contexts and formats may change, but it is almost a consensus among political scientists that there is a crisis of democracy in a number of countries, be it due to the revelation of major corruption scandals, the feeling of low representation of the people by politicians or the low participation of citizens in electoral processes.

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Larry Diamond

To address the issue, political scientist Larry Diamond, a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, will give the conference Is There a Democratic Recession in the World?, which will mark the launch of the 2nd Democracy Collection, a four-volume set on the subject. He will be at the IEA Events Room on May 12, at 9.00 am, when he will also autograph the book of which he is the author. The activity will be broadcast live.

Also at Stanford, Diamond works as a professor of Political Science and Sociology, and coordinates the democracy program at the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL). He is also co-editor and founder of the world-renowned "Journal of Democracy."

Political scientists José Álvaro Moisés, coordinator of IEA's Research Group Quality of Democracy, which organizes the meeting, and Sérgio Fausto, superintendent of the Fernando Henrique Cardoso Foundation, will also participate in the event.