Public Lecture by Prof. Daniel Ziblatt

«The Boomerang Effect: How Declining Institutions Have Triggered New Threats to Democracy.»

Political ideas pushing towards more inclusiveness and openness often trigger counter-movements that advocate political exclusion. Prof. Ziblatt explores the dynamics of this ‘boomerang effect’. Focusing on contemporary Europe and North America, he reflects on how democracies can cope with the rise of such illiberal movements.

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Daniel Ziblatt is Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard University and Director of the Transformations of Democracy group at the WZB Social Science Center Berlin. He specializes in the study of Europe and the history of democracy. He has authored three books including “How Democracies Die”, “Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy”, and “Structuring the State: The Formation of Italy and Germany and the Puzzle of Federalism”. In recent years, he has been a fellow or visiting professor at the European University Institute (Florence), Center for Advanced Study (Stanford), Max Planck Institute (Köln), University of Munich, and the Ecole Normale Superieure (Paris).


30. Juni 2021, 17:30 Uhr
Öffentlicher Event UZH
Online Event