Democratic Governance in the Vortex of Change
Akihiro Ogawa, panel chair: Civil Society in Asia
Jorge Tingo (on the Philippines)
Gillian Koh (on Singapore)
Udan Fernando (on Sri Lanka)
Daniel Kramer (on Migration)
Excerpt from conference description:
Democracy is not meant to be just on paper. It springs to life through the rigors of practice. Democracy deepens through strong institutions of transparent and participatory governance that hold public officials accountable. It thrives on a culture of tolerance, diversity, and plurality of voices. Amid the rise of populism, the rules of the game are evolving. The theory and practice of democratic governance is now the subject of contestation in a society caught in the vortex of change.