Denys Kiryukhin and Svitlana Shcherbak

What are the results of the thirty years of democratization of the post-Soviet countries, in particular of Georgia and Ukraine? Why did neoliberal democracy replace social democracy? How is democracy possible in a divided society? How can we define democracy?

These and other questions were discussed during the second part of the seminar Challenges to Democracy in a Time of Great Changes that was held on May 31, 2021. We publish a video of it. The seminar was organized by the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (Washington, DC, USA) and the Sociology Department, Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute (Kyiv, Ukraine). Denys Kiryukhin and Svitlana Shcherbak were the moderators of the discussion. (The first part of the seminar you can see here).

Participants of the discussion:

Mikhail Minakov (Kennan Institute Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington DC, USA) 30 Years of Democratization in Ukraine

Tinatin Bochorishvili (Scientific Research Institute University of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia) Contemporary Challenges of Democracy in Georgia

Grivas M. Kayange (Department of Philosophy Chancellor College, University of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi) African Neoliberal Democracy and the Collapse of the Corporation

José Casanova (Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA, RVP Academic Advisor)

Hu Yeping (The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (RVP), The CUA McLean Center for the Study of Culture and Values)

The video of the seminar can be seen HERE