The Great Divide: Democracy’s Future

The Great Divide: Democracy’s Future

Ethics and International Affairs

I had the opportunity this past Saturday to take part in a day-long conference, “The Great Divide: Democracy’s Future” (sponsored by American University’s School of Public Affairs Graduate Student Council and the Graduate Leadership Council.) This symposium, in many ways, picked right up from the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs fall 2016 event on the crisis in the liberal order which also picked up on this notion of an emerging divide between elites/rulers and populaces even in the advanced liberal post-industrial democracies–and the sense that the postwar international liberal order is no longer bringing benefits to the average citizen.

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