Book Event: Militant Democracy and its Critics: Populism, Parties, Extremism
- Plats: TBA
- Föreläsare: Anthoula Malkopoulou, Docent and Lecturer at the Department of Government, Uppsala University
- Arrangör: Department of Government and Uppsala Forum
- Kontaktperson: Mattias Vesterlund
Should representative governments restrict the democratic rights of their extremist opponents?
Militant Democracy refers to the defensive policies democracies use to respond to antidemocratic movements. Can defensive efforts that curtail rights of participation be consistent with democratic values? In this collection of essays, scholars from across politics, philosophy and law address the unresolved practical and theoretical questions concerning democracy and extremism. The collection provides an update to a key contemporary debate in democratic theory and asks us to reconsider the potential promise and costs of militant democracy.
Anthoula Malkopoulou is Docent and Lecturer at the Department of Government, Uppsala University. She has been a Marie Curie Fellow at the same department and a visiting fellow at the Faculty of Arts Program ‘Engaging Vulnerability’. She has also held research positions at Princeton University, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study and the University of Jyväskylä. Malkopoulou is the author of The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe (Routledge, 2015) and co-editor of Equality and Representation (Routledge: 2018).