Date: Friday, 21 October 2016, 12:30 pm
Location: at the Berlin Representative Office, Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH Französische Straße 32, 10117 Berlin
  • Dr. Amichai Magen Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy; Senior Lecturer, Lauder School of Government

About the event

The Liberal International Order - which itself is constructed from the combination of two fundamental layers (Westphalian layer and Wilsonian layer) - is essentially dependent on the dominance and proliferation of liberal institutions and practices around the world. As Samuel Huntington famously argues, the world has experienced three major waves of democratization, with the third wave (roughly 1974 to 2004) being the most recent and dramatic. This global democratic boom has been transformative in many, mostly positive, ways, but there is now mounting evidence and concern that we have entered a serious "democratic recession". What would a “democratic recession” mean for the concept of Liberal International Order? And what are potential causes and possible consequences of it?

Together with our Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow Amichai Magen, we will spend an interactive Round Table discussing and analyzing current developments in this field. 

Please note that the event will be held in English.

Registration for this event is closed.