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A Questioned Democracy 2023

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The free world is facing its greatest challenge since the fall of the Berlin wall and the dissolution of the Soviet Union: the questioning of liberal democracy. The purpose of the Knowledge Environment A Questioned Democracy at Linnaeus University is to tackle this challenge against one of humanity’s greatest achievements, democracy. This is why the knowledge environment is now inviting you to the interdisciplinary digital conference A Questioned Democracy 2023.

Keynote speaker is Professor Pippa Norris, Harvard University. She is one of most influential researchers in social sciences with a special interest in democratic development in the world. She is the Paul F. McGuire Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and is, among many other assignments, Director of the Electoral Integrity project and Director of the Global Party Survey. She has received the Johan Skytte Prize, the informal “Nobel Prize” of political science.

The conference is primarily aimed at researchers and academics in the social sciences and humanities, as well as public authorities and organisations.
Interested members of the public are also welcome to take part in the programme. The conference takes place in the form of a webinar.

Please note that parts of the programme are given in Swedish. See the "Programme" tab for more information.


If you have any questions, please contact:
You can also contact if-dems leader Magnus Hagevi: 0470-708022.

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The conference “A Questioned Democracy 2023" is a sustainability-assured meeting in accordance with Linnaeus University’s guidelines for sustainable events. These guidelines are linked to the 17 global goals in Agenda 2030 and comprise the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, the social, and the environmental. 

Learn more about Linnaeus University´s sustainable events here.

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