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Contesting the Degeneration of Democracy

When: Tuesday, 25 February 2020 - Tuesday, 25 February 2020
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:18:00

Professor Michelle William will present her inaugural lecture.

Democracy is in crisis, registering in the rise of exclusionary politics, authoritarianism and neo-fascist movements around the world. The hollowing out of democracy has happened over three decades of neoliberalism’s assault. In this inaugural lecture, Williams unpacks the forces behind the degeneration of democracy and looks to experiments contesting democracy’s capture.  Looking to emancipatory alternatives provides a compass through which to build more robust forms of democracy that engender social and ecological justice. 

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