Debating Europe: How transparent should democracy be?

debating europe 2010

Democracy is in turmoil with citizens feeling equally let down by political and economic elites. Many believe that greater transparency can re-establish faith in companies and democratic institutions.

However, current developments would seem to suggest just the opposite. After all, the transparent citizen is omnipresent. Can greater transparency halt the decline in political participation, or will it instead accelerate the loss of faith?

On the panel:
Júlia Király, economist and former deputy governor of the National Bank of Hungary; Evgeny Morozov, writer and internet critic (Harvard);
Aruna Roy
, Indian civil-rights activist fighting against corruption; and
Max Schrems, lawyer, activist and initiator of
Moderated by Shalini Randeria, social anthropologist and rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)

15 March, 11 am, Burgtheater
Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna

The debate will be held in English.

A 10% ticket discount is offered to Erste Bank card holders. (only available when tickets are purchased at the box office at the Burgtheater).

The series is a cooperation of Burgtheater, ERSTE Foundation, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) and DER STANDARD.

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