WATCH: Is democratic backsliding really happening, and if so what impact has this had on human rights and development?

Is democratic backsliding really happening, and if so what impact has this had on human rights and development?
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You can now watch the brilliant round table on the state of democracy today, organised to launch the University of Birmingham’s new Centre for Elections, Democracy, Accountability and Representation (CEDAR).

The Round Table was also held as part of the Rethinking Democratic Backsliding workshop in Birmingham, 16-17 June 2023.

Speakers

Jennifer Gandhi (Yale University)
Mamodou Gazibo (Université de Montréal)
Rachel Gisselquist (United Nations University – WIDER)
Staffan Lindberg (University of Gothenburg)
Andreas Schedler (Central European University)

Chair

Nic Cheeseman (University of Birmingham)

For more information about CEDAR, and a blog about how the rise of authoritarianism is misunderstood and why it matters, go here.

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