Yascha Mounk to Direct Research at Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
Transatlantic Academy Fellow Yascha Mounk will lead "Renewing the Centre" policy work on rebuilding the center ground in politics and countering the rise of populism at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the London-based Institute announced on March 17, 2017.
The news was announced with an essay by Mounk, entitled "Renewing Liberal Democracy."
"It is true, as has widely been reported, that this new Institute will try to make a contribution to halting the rise of populism," Mounk writes. "But it is not true, as has at times been insinuated, that our goal is to rescue the status quo. Quite on the contrary, we start from a keen awareness that, if we are to save the best things about our current political order, we must fight with renewed resolve to overcome some of its worst aspects. Concretely, this means that we need to identify the policies that can actually counteract the drivers of discontent. Liberal democracy will only be secure if most people once again feel that the future holds promise for them, that their fate is under their control, and that their communities will flourish."
The essay can be read here on the Institute's web site.