Human Dignity and Democracy in Europe: Synergies, Tensions and Crises
This event is an online panel discussion based on an edited volume on Human Dignity and Democracy in Europe: Synergies, Tensions and Crises, which was published by Edward Elgar in March 2022. The volume, edited by Daniel Bedford, Catherine Dupré, Gábor Halmai, and Panos Kapotas, offers the first comprehensive discussion of key connections between human dignity and democracy in Europe. It explores the significance of human dignity for inclusive democracy and highlights how threats to human dignity can also be a danger to democracy itself. The commitment to protect the dignity of all human beings, following the rise of nationalism, illiberalism, and identity politics, are analysed from a range of critical perspectives. The panel brings together five contributors to the volumes and addresses urgent questions about today‘s democratic societies in the context of Europe‘s multiple crises.