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New debate of Amsterdam Global Forum will take place on the 1st of March.

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“The End of Liberal Democracy and Rise of Identity Politics”

2018 is here and Identity Politics do not seem to be going away.
Identity Politics is nothing new, it has been used in the past by left and right.
Described by some recently as the “graveyard” of Liberalism and an electoral disaster for the left for the benefit of the far-right, giving rise to Trump, Brexit and new emerging illiberal democracies in Eastern Europe also product of economic globalized neoliberalism.

Criticised by others as selfish politics “on demand” for group of voters transformed in demanding political customers who project their collective specific differentiation and interests, insecurities and economic grievances on others, because alledgely they believe their personal success depends on the primacy of their specific group (based on ethnic background, religion, language, nation/region cultural identity, gender orientation, etc.) above others.

Human identity can be complex, malleable and contradictory, searching for a movement that gives personal meaning has been manipulated through History in numerous occasions by revolutionaries, dictators of every color and authoritarian regimes resulting in some cases in the death of empires and birth of nations but not without pain, social division, exclusion and persecution of minorities, war and violence.

Has Politics finally become in the west a battlefield of competing identity groups?
Has cultural identity and replaced ideology and class as driven force behind new political movements transforming Politics and established parties?
Are we suffering from cultural anxiety or neocolonial nostalgic hangover in Europe?
Are we witnessing a slow motion end of Liberal Democracy or only the decay of the Anglo-Saxon post-war model? Is Deglobalization possible in a world of Illiberal Democracies and authoritarian regimes?

Those and more other questions will be discussed at our debate followed by drinks.

Places are limited.

Pre-registration by email to amsterdam.global.forum@gmail.com mentioning your educational/professional background and topics of interest if you are a new participant.
Entrance €6 ticket sold via Eventbrite.


Location in Amsterdam will be confirmed to registered participants by email.

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