Amphis Pour Tous - Trump's America and the Decline of Liberal Democracy

6 February 2020 18:00 - 6 February 2020 19:00

The conference "Trump's America and the Decline of Liberal Democracy", presented by Jean-Marie Ruiz, Senior Lecturer at the Laboratory of Languages, Literatures, Societies - Cross-border and International Studies (LLSETI), UFR Literature, Languages and Humanitieswill take place on Thursday 6 February 2020 at 6 pm La Turbine in Annecy.

It will also be held on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 6 pm in Chambéry.


Contrary to what the end of the Cold War had suggested, the liberal order - broadly defined by the rule of law, representative democracy, market economy, free trade and multilateralism - is now in competition around the world. Even in Western countries, illiberal and authoritarian democracies are emerging which are in favour of order, nationalism and unilateralism. In the United States, Donald Trump, unlike his predecessor Barack Obama, seems determined to deconstruct the liberal order and refrain from promoting democracy in the world. In this unprecedented context, characterized by the trumpeted America First and the irresistible rise of China, is the liberal order doomed to a definitive decline?