Democracy and its contradictions

Paolo Bellini (Insubria): 21st-century Liberal Democracy and its Contradictions. Konstantin Moshe Yanovskiy (Gaidar Institute) and Daniel E. Shestakov and Carol Leonard (HSE): How Democracy Could Cause Economic Growth: The Last 200 Years. James W. Farmer and Jamie E. Scalera (Georgia Southern): Are There Cracks in the Democratic Peace? Alasdair S. Roberts (Suffolk): Four Crises of Democracy: Representation, Mastery, Discipline, Anticipation. Jorgen Moller (Aarhus): Democracy First or State First? A Historical Perspective on the Sequencing Debate. Julia Leininger (GDI) and Sebastian Ziaja (Essex): Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion: Avoiding Blueprint Traps and Incomplete Democratic Transitions. History is so not over: Alina Rocha Menocal on why it's time for a dose of realism when we think about how to build new democracies. John Chin (Princeton): Military Power and the (Non-)Diffusion of Democracy. Seyla Benhabib (Yale): Democratic Sovereignty and Transnational Law: On Legal Utopianism and Democratic Skepticism. Anke Hassel (Hertie): Trade Unions and the Future of Democratic Capitalism. The introduction and the conclusion to Democracy and Crisis: Democratizing Governance in the Twenty-First Century by Benjamin Isakhan and Steven Slaughter. Eli Zaretsky on the future of democracy.