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GMALL presents: How Democracies Die: Lessons from Turkey
February 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm$18
MANCHESTER, Vt. – Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Middlebury College Professor Sebnem Gumuscu to talk about lessons on democracy’s decline that can be learned from Turkey. Democracy is once again in global decline. Actors and processes of the recent wave of democratic decline, however, sets it apart from earlier waves. Democracies are now killed slowly, and they are killed by elected officials instead of generals in uniforms. This talk focuses on the ways in which elected politicians kill democracy using Turkey’s democratic breakdown under Erdogan’s rule in the past decade as a departure point. Registration required in advance. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.