Democracy under Threat – A Crisis of Legitimacy?

September 20 Thursday


September 20, 2018, 17:00-19:00


SAIIA, Jan Smuts House, Wits Eastern Campus, Yale Road, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa. To the website ›


Ursula van Beek (Author)


Book Presentation

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) cordially invite you to the launch of the book 'Democracy Under Threat - A Crisis of Legitimacy?' edited by Ursula van Beek.

Also available in Deutsch

Building on nearly two decades of studying democracy across major global cultures, this book addresses some of the most pressing questions of our time:

  • Is democracy threatened by globalization?
  • Is there a legitimacy crisis in contemporary democracies?
  • Is the welfare state under pressure from global trends?
  • What are the implications of mass migration and rising populism?
  • Does authoritarianism pose a challenge?

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