Ivan Krastev challenges the idea that increasing transparency improves public trust in democracy, arguing that, in reality, knowing more about those who govern us means that mistrust becomes rife and democratic actions, such as voting, decrease.

Ivan Krastev, Chair, Center for Liberal Strategies Sofia; Author, In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders?

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Overview

Ivan Krastev challenges the idea that increasing transparency improves public trust in democracy, arguing that, in reality, knowing more about those who govern us means that mistrust becomes rife and democratic actions, such as voting, decrease.

More information at Chatham House Forum: Is Transparency Good for Democracy?