FESTIVAL | Zombie Democracy

  • FoD-blockNEWorangeSpeaker: Simon Tormey
  • Date:  Wednesday 24 September
  • Time: 2:00-4:00pm
  • Venue: Oriental Room S204, The Quadrangle, University of Sydney
  • Cost: Free event with registration required on Eventbrite

Contemporary representative democracy is in crisis. We vote less (when we are given the choice to do so), we turn our backs on mainstream political parties, we trust politicians less and show faint interest in parliaments and legislatures.  And yet ‘it’, representative democracy, is clearly ‘alive’ in some sense. But in what sense?



Simon Tormey is a political theorist based in the School of Social and Political Sciences. Prior to his appointment at the University of Sydney in 2009, he was Professor and Head of the School of Politics and International Relations and founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) at the University of Nottingham UK.




IMAGE: “Zombie Abraham Lincoln”. Credit: Jeremy Plemon