Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Ancient and Modern Democracy: the Challenges of an Ancient Idea in the Modern world

In the autumn of 2017, the Swedish Institute at Athens, in collaboration with Uppsala University and Stockholm University, will organize an advanced level course about the concept of democracy. Democratic governance is something that is usually taken for granted in the Western world, but what does “democracy” really mean? What counted as democracy yesterday, what is democracy today, and how will we understand it tomorrow?

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