5 speakers 15 minutes each
David Runciman is Professor of Politics at Cambridge and Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies. He is the author of five previous books, including Political Hypocrisy, The Confidence Trap and Politics (for the Ideas in Profile series). He is a Director of the Leverhulme-funded Conspiracy and Democracy research project. David Runciman writes regularly about politics for the London Review of Books and hosts the widely acclaimed weekly podcast Talking Politics. About How Democraty Ends: All political systems come to an end. This book addresses the problem with verve and rigour and helps us to think about the previously unthinkable: what will democratic failure mean in the twenty-first century? Might there be something better after democracy?