Wahlplakate Japan

JDZB series "The Future of Democracy":

Liberal Democracies under Demographic Pressure: Insights from Germany and Japan

Duration

2024-05-14 - 2024-05-16

Venue

JDZB

Liberal democracies are under demographic pressure: not only does the share of the elderly population segment rise numerically, but also the elderly more likely turn out on election day and find themselves represented broadly among office holders. This can result in a bias that political parties may increasingly display toward the elderly electorate and on a substantial share of the decision-making power for this population segment. But what does this mean for the younger generations? How can their interests be represented in the democratic system, even if their numbers are declining significantly?

In the 4th event of the JDZB series "The Future of Democracy", the JDZB and the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich) cooperate to have experts from academia and practice enter into a Japanese-German dialog on these issues.

The event is partially funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) from the project "Demography and Democracy: How Population Aging Alters Democracy - The Case of Japan" (Project number 510553228).

The symposium will take place on site at the JDZB. The opening evening on May 14, 2024, which is open to the public, will be held in German and Japanese languages with simultaneous interpretation.

Closed sessions of the symposium will take place in English language.

Further information will follow shortly.

Duration

2024-05-14 - 2024-05-16

Venue

JDZB

Information

Cooperation partner:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich), Japan Center

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