The politics of demographic imagination
In a democracy, numbers matter. When numbers change, power changes hands. The democratic narrative insists that power changes hands primarily because voters change their minds. But it could also be because a sizeable group of new voters joins the polity and reshapes it. My lecture considers how the demographic anxiety and the fears that governments can use immigration as an instrument to elect their people can turn European societies against democracy.
Date: 26 April 2024, 15:15 (Friday, 1st week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: 64 Banbury Road, 64 Banbury Road OX2 6PN
Speaker: Ivan Krastev (ESC Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford)
Organising department: School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
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Part of: Anthropology Departmental Seminar Series: Trinity 2024
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Public
Editor: Kate Atherton