The next open meeting of the Spring 2017 “The Democracy Crisis in Europe and the US: A Comparative Perspective” Study Group led by Ambassador John Shattuck will be held on:
Thursday, May 4th, 2017, 4:00-5:30PM
Littauer 324, Fainsod Room, HKS, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Title: "The Attack on Democracy in Europe and the US: The Illiberal Governance Model"
There will be three readings for this session.
- " Civil Society Independence - Democracy Crisis Study Group" (attached)
- “Judicial Independence Democracy Crisis Study Group ”(attached)
- “Media Freedom - Democracy Crisis Study Group ” (attached
Q1: What is civil society? Why is independent civil society a core element of liberal democracy?
Q2: What is happening to the independence of civil society in Hungary, Poland, Turkey and Russia?
Q3: How is media freedom being curtailed by regulation in these countries?
Q4: What is happening to judicial independence in these countries?
Q5: Are there similar developments in other European democracies and in the US?