In recent weeks and months we have witnessed the resurgence of a political discourse characterized by the undermining of human rights, democratic values and the rule of law. The complex situations in states have been complicated by global phenomena such as climate change, mass migration, international terrorism and a complex fiscal climate. On a local level, more and more populistic parties and leaders have reappeared.
As a satellite event to the World Forum for Democracy 2017, within the Human Rights Week Tübingen the panel will have experts from media, politics, civil society organisations and academia discuss populism objectively, asking if populism couldn't be a corrective measure for our democracy. In order to offer answers and solutions for local citizens hearing the panel, we will then discuss how to express protest or accede to power without populism and how to create a political culture which embraces a long-term perspective to resist populism.