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Václav Havel European Dialogues, Prague Conference 2014: PART 1

1st Session: Europe and the Crisis of Democratic Capitalism Something deeply disturbing underlies the current situation: a metamorphosis of the whole relationship between democracy and capitalism. Democratic capitalism has changed in recent years to an extent that has eroded the foundations on which democratic politics was built. Under contradictory pressures of global markets and domestic public opinion, with the state, institutions and parties in decline, what are the chances for European democracy? Speaker: Claus Offe (Berlin) Discussant: Daniel Kroupa (Prague) Chair: Jiří Pehe (Prague)