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Democracy's Old Future

Lecture by Pedro Olalla

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Europe is ageing demographically. Is it also ageing politically? Ideologically? Is democracy, as an in fieri project, compatible with a form of social ageing believed by many to be synonymous with conservatism, dependency and abdication? Are these really attributes of ageing?

In our current context, where economic power increasingly seeks to usurp political power, a reconsideration of the ancient Greek ideas of politics and democracy which departs from the complex and emblematic perspective of present-day Greece may contribute both a necessary alertness to an ageing and politically devalued citizenry and an occasion to constructively question the world we live in

Presenters: Jordi Vaquer Fanés

Participants: Pedro Olalla

This activity is part of Old Europe, New Utopias, The Barcelona Debate

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