How to lose a country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship
Books will be available to buy at the event for the discounted price of £10 each (cash only please).
An urgent call to action from one of Europe’s most well-regarded political thinkers. How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship is a field guide to spotting the insidious patterns and mechanisms of the populist wave sweeping the globe – before it’s too late. How to Lose a Country is an impassioned plea, a warning to the world that populism and nationalism don’t march fully-formed into government; they creep. Award winning author and journalist Ece Temelkuran identifies the early-warning signs of this phenomenon, sprouting up across the world, in order to define a global pattern, and arm the reader with the tools to root it out. Proposing alternative, global answers to the pressing – and too often paralysing – political questions of our time, Temelkuran explores the insidious idea of ‘real people’, the infantilisation of language and debate, the way laughter can prove a false friend, and the dangers of underestimating one’s opponent. She weaves memoir, history and clear-sighted argument into an urgent and eloquent defence of democracy.
14 February 2019, 17:00 (Thursday, 5th week, Hilary 2019)
St Antony's College - North Site
Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HR
Ece Temelkuran (Journalist and Author),
Ceren Lord (School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies),
Murat Belge (St Antony's College, Oxford),
Laurent Mignon (University of Oxford)
European Studies Centre
Julie Adams (St Antony's College, University of Oxford)
Organiser contact email address:
Kalypso Nicolaïdis (University of Oxford)
South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX)