Can Democracy Really Change?
We spend too much time talking about the risk of democratic failure and not enough about the challenge of democratic change. Western democracies are not broken but they are stuck, with outdated institutions, intractable divisions and facing social transformations that they seem powerless to control.
This lecture will explore how democratic politics can adjust to this new reality without undermining the idea of democracy itself.
David Runciman is the author of numerous books, including The Politics of Good Intentions (2006), Political Hypocrisy (2008) and The Confidence Trap (2013).