Roberto Gargarella will talk about the deep crisis affecting constitutional democracies around the world. This crisis manifests itself both in a growing lack of confidence in constitutionalism and in an increase in citizens’ dissatisfaction with democracy.
He was recently awarded an ERC Advance Grant for a project that will offer concrete institutional alternatives to channel the demands of democracy and engage with activists and members of civil society, from a conception of democracy as a “conversation between equals”.
His new project aims to design institutional proposals that are both respectful of individual rights and the decisions resulting from democratic dialogue.
The seminar is part of the RDV series, a collaboration between the Centre for Research on Discretion and Paternalism and the Centre on Law and Social Transformation at the University of Bergen. The RDV-webinar series is an interdisciplinary webinar where national and international researchers are invited to talk about their pioneering research on topics regarding law, democracy, and welfare.