Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalisation and Digital Capitalism

September 9, 2019

5:30pm Blavatnik School of Government - University of Oxford – UK

Democracy is in crisis. The populist uprisings in the US and throughout Europe are not the cause of the West’s crisis of governance but rather have exposed the ways in which liberal democracies have failed their citizens by failing to address the dislocations of globalisation and the disruptions of rapid technological change. Neither establishment nor populist leaders have proposed any systemic solutions, so governments have become further polarised and paralysed, compounding the problem.

Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government, moderated the talk between Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen as they discussed these issues and their arguments from their new book: Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism.