• Hebrew
  • Open to the public

Symposium in Honor of the Publication of Imagined Democracies by Yaron Ezrahi

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem

Admission is free.

On Thursday March 27, 2014, IDI and the Van Leer Jerusalem InstituteĀ  hosted a symposium in honor of the publication of Imagined Democracies: Necessary Political Fictions, a new book by former IDI Senior Fellow Prof. Yaron Ezrahi that has been published by Cambridge University Press.

The Hebrew event was open to the public and was broadcast live on the Van Leer Institute's website.

Opening Remarks

Prof. Gabriel Motzkin, Director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Symposium

Chair: Prof. Mordechai Kremnitzer, Israel Democracy Institute, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

  • Prof. Zeev Sternhell, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Meirav Jones, The Herzl Institute, Tel Aviv University
  • Prof. Jonathan Garb, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Respondent: Prof. Yaron Ezrahi, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Yaron Ezrahi's Imagined Democracies: Necessary Political Fictions proposes a revisionist approach to democratic politics. The book focuses on the creative unconscious collective imagination that generates ever-changing visions of legitimate power and authority, which compete for enactment and institutionalization in the political arena. Additional information about the book, which has been published by Cambridge University Press, can be found here.