Challenging Democracy



Friday, 16. December 2016

Challenging Democracy

“Are we suitable for democracy”? “Democracy is losing its followers.” This is just an excerpt from headlines in Swiss media last week on democracy.

Elections like the one in the US or polls like the Brexit led to controversy discussions in 2016. The “Challenging Democracy” was also an issue at the Academia Engelberg Congress 2010. Wolfgang Merkel from the Berlin Science Center dealed himself with the subject “Democracy in Decline?”

The “Deutsche Welle”, the state broadcasting radio station of the Federal Republic of Germany, now interviewed Wolfgang Merkel on his current assessment of West European democracies and the influence of the right-wing populism. So much to be anticipated: The evaluation of Wolfgang Merkel from last week coincides with his core statement from the year 2010.

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