Local to Global – Is federalism the answer to national populism?
16th April 2018
Tis event marked the launch of a new Federal Trust pamphlet by Dr Michael Lloyd, in which he discusses the potential of genuinely federal institutions at the local, national and global level as providing an answer to the current emergence of populist nationalisms. Dr Lloyd uses the example of Switzerland to show how decisions can be taken at the lowest appropriate level while encouraging democratic participation of citizens at all levels of government, leading to a “citizens’ democracy”.
VIDEO SUMMARIES BY THE SPEAKERS:
Dr Andrew Blick, Senior Lecturer in Politics and Contemporary History, King’s College London