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The Future of Liberal Democracy

Liberal democracy is under attack in many countries across the globe. It is under stress in several others. And in those countries where liberal democracy remains strong, political actors are bracing for what may come. This international conference on The Future of Liberal Democracy  will gather 30 outstanding scholars from around the world to diagnose what ails liberal democracy and also to debate what can be done to save it. Panelists will examine the erosion of constraints executive power, the growing practice of constitutional replacement by constitutional amendment, as well as legal and political strategies for managing difference and diversity. In addition, panelists will discuss two provocative questions: (1) Is the Trump phenomenon an instance of American exceptionalism or is it part of larger global trend?; and (2) Is illiberal constitutionalism an oxymoron? All are welcome to attend this important program.

Thursday, 2/21, 4:45pm - 6:15pm, Keynote

Friday, 2/22, 9:00am - 5:45pm, Sessions I-IV

Saturday, 2/23, 9:00am - 12:45pm, Sessions V-VI

Saturday, February 23, 2019 at 9:00am to 12:45pm

School of Law, 2.306, Eidman Courtroom
727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705

Event Type

Policy & Law


School of Law

Target Audience

Students, Alumni, General Public


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