Living dead democracy

Overlapping crises, enforced political passivity, a new political normal: all things that gradually dismantle a democracy. Ferenc Laczó talks the death of democracy in a new episode of Gagarin.

Long standing Eurozine contributor, Ferenc Laczó joins editor-in-chief Réka Kinga Papp to talk about how a democracy can be alive and dead at the same time. With the Hungarian example as backdrop, they describe what democratic disintegration looks like – the early indicators, the pace, and how to identify democratic death threats.

Laczó joined the discussion about how democracies die in the Eurozine focal point ‘The writing on the wall’ with his article ‘How democracies transform, fast and slow’.

Read Ferenc Laczó’s articles in Eurozine, including the debate on the death of democracies discussed in the episode :

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Published 11 August 2023
Original in English


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