Tribalisation has been trending around the world for a number of years now. The Trump, Bolsonaro and Brexit phenomena, populist movements like Catalan separatism – together with democratic backsliding in Central and Eastern Europe – are all examples of tribalisation. Fuelled by anti-globalism and identity politics, tribalisation is drawing up the drawbridge to the world. It is putting cultural differences before dialogue, collaboration and universal liberal values.
But tribalism is a dangerous road to go down. With it, argues Marlene Wind in her new book, democracy itself in danger. Tribalism is not just about being pro-nation, anti-EU and anti-global. It is in many instances a bigger and more fundamental movement that casts aside the liberal democratic principles we once held in common.
The morning after the 2020 US Presidential elections, Steven Blockmans, Director a.i. of CEPS, will engage Professor Wind in a conversation about the lessons that can be learned from the dangers of identity politics and the impact on democracy and the rule of law.
Marlene Wind, Professor of political science at the University of Copenhagen, where she has been also Director of the Center for European Policy
Steven Blockmans, Director a.i. of CEPS
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