Jan Biba

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Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Charles University in Prague

Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
(April – June 2016)

Project:

Nadia Urbinati: Democracy Disfigured: Opinion, Truth, and the People (English > Czech)

It is often said that representative democracies are currently in crisis. It is impossible to overlook such symptoms as the decline of voter turnout, the rise of neo-populism, and the rise of media monopolies. It also seems that the post-communist democracies of Eastern Europe are particularly ill-prepared to cope with these challenges. This makes a Czech translation of Urbinati’s compelling defence of representative democracy, Democracy Disfigured, both timely and indispensable.