Filling the Void: Scotland, Ireland, Wales and the Future of European Democracy
8 July, 11:00 – 12:30, in person at NUI, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 and online via livestream.
In this year’s IACES (Irish Association for Contemporary European Studies) Annual Lecture, inspired by and seeking to respond to the challenge laid down in the late Peter Mair’s Ruling the Void: the Hollowing of Western Democracy, Plaid Cymru Leader, Adam Price, will explore whether and how political parties can be laboratories for democratic renewal. He will examine, in particular, the role of and relationship between the leading nationalist forces in Scotland, Ireland and Wales – the SNP, Sinn Féin and Plaid Cymru – arguing that their campaigns for democratic self-government provide an opportunity to demonstrate how the failings of western democracy can be addressed. The European dimension to these campaigns will also be explored.
Anyone wishing to attend in person or online can register via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/iaces-annual-lecture-adam-price-asms-leader-of-plaid-cymru-tickets-362960012167.