Democracy, Populism, & Domestic Politics At Perry World House event, authors discuss adapting democracy to 21st century challenges

October 2, 2019
By Kamille Houston | The Daily Pennsylvanian

Perry World House held an event on Wednesday evening with authors Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels in which they discussed the role of democracy in a world facing new social and political challenges.

Berggruen and Gardels are the co-founders of the Berggruen Institute, a think tank focused on politics and government, and published a book called "Renovating Democracy" last year. In a discussion moderated by Philadelphia Inquirer columnist Trudy Rubin, Berggruen and Gardels explored how democracy could be adapted to deal with challenges of the 21st century. They touched on three possible solutions from their book: participation without populism, predistribution, and positive nationalism.

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