Thursday, March 22, 2012

Symposium in Berlin on Liberal Democracy

"Liberal Democracy in Hard Times: Transitions, Dilemmas, and Innovations" is the theme of the international symposium that is hosted by the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin on March 22, 2012, to honour Professor Claus Offe and celebrate his prominent academic career.

Programme [pdf]:

Panel I.
Transitions to democracy – conditions, modes, quality of outcomes

Micheline Ishay (Denver)
Stephen Holmes (New York)
Ivan Krastev (Sofia/Vienna)
Jacques Rupnik (Paris)

Panel II:
Crises and dilemmas of democracy – diagnoses and prospects

Ulrich K. Preuß (Berlin)
Jürgen Habermas (Frankfurt)
Philippe Schmitter (Florence)
Wolfgang Streeck (Cologne)

Panel III:
Innovations of democracy – new modes of forming collective decisions

Claus Offe (Berlin)
Jon Elster (New York/Paris)
Robert E. Goodin (Canberra)
Lea Ypi (London/Canberra)

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