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Januar 2020

Medien und die Bedrohung der Demokratie im 21. Jahrhundert

Konrad Lachmayer, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Law and Professor of Public Law, European Law and Foundations of Law at the Sigmund Freud Private University in Vienna, will report in his Lunch Talk from 12 to 1 p.m. on how neo-authoritarian tendencies threaten democracy and what significance (social) media have in these developments.
At the Leibniz Media Lunch Talk, researchers will present current (interim) results from their projects in a relaxed atmosphere. You are welcome to bring your own lunch and enjoy it during the talk.  Please register by e-mail.

About the Talk

In the last 10 years, anti-democratic ideas have spread around the globe at an unexpected speed. Under the keyword "populism", neo-authoritarian tendencies are currently being intensively discussed. As the case study Hungary shows, the (state) attack on media (diversity) is at the beginning of these developments. The lecture shows the connections between authoritarianism and nationalism in the legal multi-level system from the perspective of increasing pressure on media. The role of social media in the changing era towards anti-pluralism, anti-constitutionalism and neo-nationalism is of particular importance.

About Konrad Lachmayer

Konrad Lachmayer is Professor of Public Law at the Sigmund Freud University (SFU) in Vienna.
Dr. Lachmayer studied law at the University of Vienna and spent research visits at the University of Cambridge, the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and the Central European University in Budapest.
In 2010 Konrad Lachmayer was awarded the venia legendi of constitutional law, administrative law and European law. From 2013/14 to 2016 he was an Academic Councilor at the Institute of Law of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and a Research Fellow at Durham Law School in England.

Infos zur Veranstaltung


Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut
Rothenbaumchaussee 36 (3. OG)
20148 Hamburg

Contact person

Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)
Senior Researcher "Regulatory Structures and the Emergence of Rules in Online Spaces"

Prof. Dr. Matthias C. Kettemann, LL.M. (Harvard)

Leibniz-Institut für Medienforschung | Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI)
Rothenbaumchaussee 36
20148 Hamburg

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