Will democracy be another casualty of Covid-19?

Apr 17, 2020

This online conversation is part of the series of conversations "Hunkered Down Alone Together."

Democracy and democratic institutions were under severe pressure well before the novel Coronavirus appeared. Could the added burden of the pandemic break the back of democracy as we have known it? How worried should we be by governments proclaiming wartime powers and instituting new kinds of location and information tracking, all in the name of safety?

Gabriela Cuevas, Mexican Congresswoman and Inter-Parliamentary Union President, and Paula DiPerna, strategic environmental advisor and former U.S. congressional candidate, discuss the risk that our democracies could be another casualty of Covid-19—and what we should do about it. Both Gaby and Paula have served as jurors for the Tällberg Eliasson Global Leadership Prize.

They recorded a podcast, moderated by Alan Stoga, as part of the “New Thinking for a New World” series. https://tallbergfoundation.org/podcasts/will-democracy-survive-covid-19/

The online conversation took place on April 16 as part of the Tällberg SNF Fellows “Hunkered Down Alone Together Conversations”, a weekly long-distance discussion series.

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