The Gap between Democracy and Popular Protest
People that organize protests in the streets, the “Square People”, seem to create a re-legitimation of the status quo rather than positive change, says Ivan Krastev: today’s street protests are not necessarily a sign of more democratisation but signalise political mistrust and a disconnection between protest and representation. On the other hand, it feeds populism on a global scale by leaving aside the traditional political parties.
Interview: Nina zu Fürstenberg
Production and Text Editing: Giancarlo Bosetti
Video: Volkan Güclü
Video Editing: Anna Fanuele
Istanbul Seminars 2015