Seminar #14 | «Deconfined Talks»

Elections and Democracy

Carla Luís (CES)

October 6, 2020, 16h00 (GMT +01:00)

Online event

Comments by Alexandre de Sousa Carvalho, Elísio Estanque (CES/FEUC) and Cristiano Gianolla (CES)

Fourteenth session of the «Deconfined Talks» seminar series. Democracy has become the norm worldwide and elections are a key element. However, we have recently seen new threats to democratic systems, even in so-called consolidated democracies. Elections and their results are often at the heart of these dynamics. In this presentation we propose a review of the central elements of an election. The aim is to analyse which points are the most problematic, observing how they can intersect with populist dynamics. We propose, as a conclusion, to underline the growing importance of careful analysis, demonstrating how a potential violation of its integrity can lead to problematic results, posing a risk to Democracy itself.

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