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Political Theory

H15(b) - Roundtable: Democracy in Crisis? If Democracy is to Survive, What Must it Become?

Date: Jun 6 | Time: 08:45am to 10:15am | Location: SWING 205

Joint Session / Séance conjointe : Society for Socialist Studies / La société d'études socialistes

Chair/Président/Présidente : Igor Shoikhedbrod (Hebrew University)

Discussant/Commentateur/Commentatrice : Igor Shoikhedbrod (Hebrew University)

Frank Cunningham (Society for Socialist Studies / Simon Fraser University)
Lillian Cicerchia (Fordham University)
James Ingram (McMaster University)
Melissa Williams (University of Toronto)

Abstract: There is a widespread belief that contemporary democracy is under attack, in practice as well as in theory. This roundtable interrogates the present state of democracy by focusing on what democratic theorists of different intellectual and political persuasions have to say about the nature of the present crisis, its immediate and distant implications, as well as different ways of re-imagining democracy in a world where the liberal conception of democracy finds itself in retreat.