Boulevard and Politics



Is democracy the ideal form of government to address the many problems society is facing?
What is the required framework for citizens to be willing and able to exercise their rights? What is the media’s role in decision-making?
The power of the media in particular is a recurring theme, be in connection with the elections of the Federal Council, voting issues, and elections.
Academia Engelberg Foundation‘s 9th Dialogue on Science in 2010 was dedicated to this topic. The Foundation, together with Ringier, organized this panel discussion with some 130 participants as a follow-up event in Bern on March 22, 2012.

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