The Impact of Coronavirus on Populism and Democracy


  • 15/04/2020
    13:00 - 14:00
The IEA is delighted to invite you to join us for an online webinar discussion with Karin Svanborg-Sjövall, Chief Executive of Swedish Think Tank Timbro, from 1pm – 2pm (BST) on Wednesday 15th April. She will be discussing ‘The Impact of Coronavirus on Populism and Democracy’.

Across Europe and the World we have seen drastically different responses to the Coronavirus crisis. Around a third of the global population is now living under lockdown and even Sweden, one of the few countries that had so far resisted calls to implement major limitations of this kind, is now rushing through emergency legislation. What do these new government powers mean for democracy? To what extent are they limited to the duration of the crisis and is there concern that elements may become permanent? With calls to close borders and disruption to supply chains, what does this mean for the future of globalization and trade? Will this crisis lead to more widespread support for populist parties across Europe or will people leave the lockdown with a renewed appreciation of their freedoms? Karin Svanborg-Sjövall, Chief Executive of Swedish think tank Timbro, will be discussing these important issues.

This webinar is invitation only but if you would like to request a place, please email [email protected].

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