Europaeum Summer School : Is democracy in crisis?

A surge in applications for our annual summer school to be held in the historic Escorial Monastery near Madrid, means that the target of 30 leadiong graduates drawn from across our network will be achieved. The event will focus on the apparent crisis in democracy, in the face of the rise of a new populism, the collapse of traditional political parties, broken leadership tropes, protest voting and the rise of the outsider, the demagogue, the independents, the opprobrium against establishment elites, and the anti-politics against politicians and systems. These will be key questions at the event co-hosted with the Complutense University Madrid, beginning from July 9th New speakers are being added and include David Ellwood, former professor at Bologna and SAIS and Anthony Arblaster from Sheffield and Oxford, who wrote a key work on liberal Democracy, and Manuel Muniz, expert on the international order. They join experts from politics, civil service, think tanks, NGOs, and universities, for six days of talks, panels, working groups, debates, a role-playing exercise, and discussions. All costs are covered for Europaeum graduates – apart from travel. The full  programme can beseen  here.

See also our Europaeum Diary of Forthcoming Events in 2017