Jón Ólafsson

Jón Ólafsson, Professor of Comparative cultural studies, University of Iceland.

Email: jonolafs@hi.is

Democracy in an era of experimentation and growing oppression

Engaged in several different projects which aim at exploring the possibilities of democratic renewal under widely differening conditions. Stable democratic societies face growing demands for participatory ways of policy- and decision-making, while at the same time oppression seems to be growing in various parts of the world. A silent fight is being fought between advocates of openness and reform on the one hand, and the security establishment on the other where human security is frequently shown as implying reduction in civil liberties.

Research field: Cultural studies, Political philosophy.

Keywords: Democracy, Culture, Discourse analysis, Ideology, Dissent.

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