VIDEO: Reset Democracy (part 1)

NEW MOVEMENTS IN THE FACE OF GLOBALIZATION: A REAWAKENING OF POLITICAL COMMITMENT?

Democratic institutions in Western countries are undermined by an unprecedented legitimacy crisis. Over the decades, the professionalization of political careers, the socio-economic homogeneity among elected representatives, and the absence of rotation in office have made politics a world unto itself.

This first part of the Reset Democracy series deals with the political commitment in globalized world.
With: Caroline Hornstein-Tomic & Massimiliano Tomba
Moderator: Enrico Ippolito

Caroline Hornstein-Tomic is Head of the Operative Department at the Federal Agency for Civic Education based in Bonn. She holds a PhD in sociology and worked as a researcher in the fields of migration, gender and identity politics, state-building and transformation processes in Central and Southeast Europe.

Massimiliano Tomba is an Italian philosopher. He has worked as a researcher and teacher at the University of Padua. His research interests concern modern political philosophy, modern and contemporary political thought, critical theory, and theories of the modern state.

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