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diejungeakademie@ home: Authoritarianism and Corona


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18:30 — 19:30


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In light of current government advice on coronavirus, the members of the Junge Akademie will continue the event series diejungeakademie@ virtually until further notice.

Anna Lisa Ahlers, sinologist at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), and Simon Wolfgang Fuchs, Islamic Studies scholar at the University of Freiburg invite you to a live discussion on the topic "Authoritarianism and Corona". Guest speaker is political scientist Johannes Gerschewski, Research Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. The praise of the hard hand: Are authoritarian regimes more effective in coping with the corona crisis?

Is authoritarian intervention more effective in the corona pandemic? At first glance, it appears that liberal democracies knew about the dangers of Covid-19 early on, but often reacted rather hesitantly and gently. The pictures of the harsh crisis management in China had a completely different effect. Regimes in the Middle East, such as Iran, have long chosen to keep the crisis quiet. So are autocracies per se more agile in exceptional situations like this? What modes of governing (through) can be identified and compared, and will this ultimately influence our discussion about democracy?

Moderation: Christian Hof

The event takes place via Zoom and is held in German. For participation, please register here until 29 April 2020, 4pm: www.anmeldung.diejungeakademie.de

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