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Past Event

Sussex Development Lectures

Democracy, participation and the achievement of the SDGs

7 March 2019 17:00–18:30

IDS, Convening Space Institute of Development Studies,
University of Sussex
Library Road
Brighton
BN1 9RE

Contemporary democracies are ill-equipped to embed the long-term thinking necessary to realise the SDGs. This lecture will review the determinants of short-termism within democracies and examine strategies and proposals for reform. To what extent is short-termism ‘baked in’ to the institutions and practices of democracy? How might democratic institutions be restructured to more effectively realise the SDGs?

The lecture makes the case for a more extensive participatory strategy to ameliorate short-termism and to respond more effectively to the SDG agenda.

Democracy, participation and the achievement of the SDGs

Graham Smith, Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Westminster and Chair of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development.

Posted by Institute of Development Studies on Thursday, March 7, 2019

 

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Graham Smith, Professor of Politics and Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD) in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Westminster and Chair of the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development

This lecture is part of the Sussex Development Lecture series: Achieving the SDGs: Synergies and Tensions.

This lecture will be streamed live to the IDS Facebook page.

Please note you need to register to attend and spaces are limited. Entry will be on a first come first served basis.

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