- Open to the public
The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
43 Jabotinsky Street, Jerusalem
Admission is free.
On Thursday March 27, 2014, IDI and the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute 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.
Prof. Gabriel Motzkin, Director of the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
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.