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.

6 July 2017

Speakers

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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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.

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