DEM-DEC Launch - Panel: 'Is Democracy Decaying Worldwide? And What Can We Do About It?', University of Melbourne, 22 October 2018

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Following its virtual launch on 25 June 2018, DEM-DEC will be formally launched with a panel and reception at the University of Melbourne on Monday 22 October at 6.30-8.30pm.

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Panel: 'Is Democracy Decaying Worldwide? And What Can We Do About It?'

Are you concerned about threats to democracy in states worldwide including the USA, France, Poland, India, Japan, or Brazil, the emergence of dictatorship in states such as Venezuela - or want to know how Australia fits in this global picture?

Join us for a panel discussing the challenge posed by the global deterioration of democratic rule, to mark the launch of a new online tool developed by Dr Tom Daly to help researchers and policymakers understand and address this threat: the Democratic Decay Resource (DEM-DEC) at

The panel will begin with a welcome by Professor John Howe, Director of the Melbourne School of Government, and DEM-DEC will be formally launched at the reception following the panel by Professor Pip Nicholson, Dean of Melbourne Law School. The panel itself will be a moderated discussion with four democracy experts: Prof. Cheryl Saunders (Australia), Prof. Wojciech Sadurski (Poland), Dr Tarunabh Khaitan (India) and Dr Raul Sanchez-Urribarri (Venezuela).