The Future of Liberalism


An illiberal tide is sweeping across the world. From the US to Europe; from Asia to the Arab world, liberal values are in retreat. Rising inequality, a rapid loss of faith in the established order and the rise of parties on both the extreme right and the extreme left have undermined liberal values. Liberal parties almost everywhere are losing ground – either to extremist forces or to voters who believe that they get as much liberalism as they need from mainstream parties of the right or the left. In this environment what is the future for liberalism? How can liberal parties re-vitalise themselves and once again gain political relevance?

These are the questions we will be addressing in this panel discussion.

We will also be launching a new book:

The Death of Liberal Democracy?

by Joe Zammit-Lucia and David Boyle

  • Nick Tyrone


    Nick Tyrone

    CEO, Radix

  • Tim Farron


    Tim Farron

    Leader of the Liberal Democrats

  • Sarah Ludford


    Sarah Ludford

    Lib Dem peer

  • David Boyle


    David Boyle

    Director of Research, Radix


Liberal Democrat Autumn Conference, Edinburgh Room, Hilton Metropole, Brighton


Sunday 18th September 2016, 1:00 pm - Monday 19th September 2016, 2:00 pm

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