The majority of the world’s countries are now governed by democratic regimes. And yet concerns remain that democracy’s spread is stalling and that even within so-called ‘democratic’ nations, the conditions necessary for fair and accountable government find themselves increasingly under threat. Technological advances have had an irrevocable effect on the political landscape, with algorithms and recommendation systems now used to influence political decision-making, and big data set to become a powerful tool in changing electoral decisions.
Added to this, voter turn-out across the globe has hit the lowest figure in a generation and a deep mistrust in politicians and government has found greater voice.
So what do these changes mean for the future of democracy and democratic nations? And do the mechanisms of democracy require a re-evaluation in light of recent elections and referendums? What will democracy look like in the future?
Join the conversation at the TEDxBerlinSalon Democracy on 2nd of July 2017.
What is a TEDx Salon event?
Salon events are smaller events that keep a TEDx community engaged between regular TEDx events and spark discussion on issues of interest to our local community – this year, TEDxBerlin is partnering with Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft to discuss the issue on Democracy.