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Democracy in Our Time: A Useful Idea or Not? (Part 1 of 2)
June 16 @ 18:30 - 20:30 AEST
While democracy has widespread appeal, many consider it to be under threat. Dr Vince Giuca will open this discussion by asking what is ‘democracy’, teasing out the implications of ‘rule of the people’ — an amorphous concept for some who ask whether it is meaningless and should be abandoned altogether. This will be followed with consideration of where democracy is today with special attention to American politics in the age of Trumpism. Threats to democracy and whether it is worthy of defence (and reinforcement) are introduced and, subsequently, expanded in more detail in the second talk of this series in July.
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