Folke Tersman at the Gothenburg Democracy Talks

On the Decline of Democracy: Some Remarks About Causes and Possible Solutions

Folke Tersman is a professor of Philosophy at Uppsala University. He is also Deputy Director of the Institute for Future Studies and a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. His research interests lie mainly within a field known as “meta-ethics”, which focuses on the status and function of evaluations and moral commitments. Among his many publications are Folk & Vilja: Ett försvar av demokratin i vår tid. (People & Will: A Defense of Democracy in our Time. 2020) together with Torbjörn Tännsjö.

This Gothenburg Democracy Talk is part of the International Youth Think Tank’s ongoing work on Addressing Democratic Disenchantment. Following the presentation by our distinguished guest speaker, a pair of our Youth Fellows will reflect on the subject at hand and give a brief overview of the ideas developed by the think tank so far.

If you are interested, feel free to take part of our previously published Working Paper, Policy Brief and Youth Panel on the subject.

This lunch seminar series is organized by the the IYTT-International Youth Think Tank, and the Department of Law at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, in collaboration with the student-led lunch event organizer Brännpunkt Europa. It is financed by Gustav Adolf Bratts föreläsningsfond.

The seminar will be held in Room E44, Vasagatan 1, Gothenburg, and will also be live-streamed on our Youtube-channel. It is free to attend but please sign up below. You can find the other seminars in the series here.



Welcome & Introduction
Urban Strandberg, Managing Director IYTT

On the Decline of Democracy: Some Remarks About Causes and Possible Solutions
Folke Tersman, philosopher, Uppsala University, Deputy Director at the Institute for Futures Studies

Youth Fellows’ Commentators Panel
Franklin Hysneli, Lisa Mastiaux, Francesca Bonomo

Open Floor Discussion


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Apr 05 2024


12:00 - 13:30


Room E44
Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1, Göteborg


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