THE STATUS OF LIBERAL DEMOCRACY IN THE ERA OF AUTHORITARIAN POWERS
The increase of the economic influence of illiberal democracies, as well as, authoritarian powers, challenges the international post-war order. 30 years after the Fukuyama’s End of History, liberal democracy faces a significant competitor, elected but completely illiberal governments with significant economic and military power. Will this provide a plausible alternative to liberal democracy, for the first time after the end of the Cold War? Will authoritarian capitalism act as the normative counter-force to liberal democracy in the 21st century?
Programming Partner: Athens Democracy Forum
• Sonja Puntscher-Riekman, Professor & Director, Salzburg Centre of EU Studies, University of Salzburg
• Nathan Gardels, Co-Founder, Berggruen Institute, USA
• Karolina Wigura, Member of the Board, Kultura Liberalna Foundation, Poland
• Angelos Chryssogelos, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Matina Stevis-Gridneff, Brussels Correspondent, The New York Times