31 October and Beyond – The Citizens’ Vote Revisited

19. November 2019 18:00

Helmut K. Anheier, Wolfgang Plöger, Alexandru Filip, Alex Forrest Whiting, Irina von Wiese, Rupert Graf Strachwitz

Just a few weeks after the initial Brexit date, and a month prior to the recently announced general elections in the United Kingdom this panel will discuss the influence of socio-cultural change on voter behaviour. In which ways is voter behaviour in referenda, polls, and elections influenced by – and in turn influences – political decision-making? Topics to be addressed include current trends in ballot box choices and party support, set against the backdrop of developments in US politics, the fallout from the UK Brexit Referendum, and growing polarization in European politics.

Bringing together expertise in European and national politics, the panellists from diverse backgrounds will debate trends in voter behaviour in the context of recent regional elections in Germany, the surge of fringe parties in the European Parliament, and the evolution of British Politics over the past two years. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A sessions with all event participants.

There will be a reception after the Event.

Helmut K. Anheier, Academic Co-Director, Dahrendorf Forum at the Hertie School

Wolfgang Plöger, Lab4Innovations GmbH & Co. KG

Alexandru Filip, Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow, Hertie School
Alex Forrest Whiting, Brexit Analyst and Reporter, Deutsche Welle
Irina von Wiese, Member of the European Parliament

Rupert Graf Strachwitz, Vice-Chairman, German-British Society

Should you wish to join this event please send an email to Anna Soczek (Soczek@hertie-school.org).

The co-host of this Event, The Dahrendorf Forum is a joint initiative of the Hertie School and the London School of Economics and Political Science, funded by Stiftung Mercator. Under the title “The future of Europe: strategic options for an era of uncertainties” the project cycle 2017-2019 fosters research and open debate on the changing European political landscape.