Democracy at the Beginning of the New Era: Changes and Opportunities

Δημοσιευμένα: Dec 29, 2020
Konstantinos Zafeiris
Vasiliki Zafeiri
Aikaterini Lioudaki

From the classical Athens of Pericles in antiquity, as this emerged in an impressive way in the 'Epitaph' of this prominent Athenian citizen, general and politician, until today, hu-manity has changed dramatically. All changes were focused on human and the forms of political organization that would ensure his survival. The implementation of the principles of democracy was a requirement of the times and a demand of the people. As far as the application and guarding of the principles of democracy is concerned, there have been pe-riods of their harmonization with social life, but also periods of their degradation, under-functioning, and even circumvention. The perspective of the whole world belongs to democracy and this requires the effort and mobilization of all, for the implementation of the fundamental democratic principles inherited from our ancestors and which we must pre-serve and pass on to next generations. This article analyzes the new challenges created by the coordinated and intense change of important sectors of our social everyday life, in democracy, demonstrating the attacks on its pillars and highlighting the opportunities that appear for its perfection.

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Konstantinos Zafeiris
Konstantinos Zafeiris has graduated from the Hellenic Military School in 1998 as a 2nd Lieutenant (Inf) and was trained in all the planned Infantry schools, the School of Administration and Staff and the Supreme Joint War College. He holds a Master degree (MA) in Political Science.
Vasiliki Zafeiri
Vasiliki Zafeiri studied German Language and Literature at University of Athens (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). She completed her MA Thesis in Contemporary Bioethics of Philosophy Department (School of Philosophy at NKUA, “The slippery slope argument”) under the supervision of Prof. T. N. Pelegrinis in 2009.
Aikaterini Lioudaki

Aikaterini Lioudaki has graduated from the Department of Tourism Business Administration, School of Management and Economics of the Higher Technological Institute of Heraklion at Crete in 2000 and also from the Department of Economics, School of Social Sciences of the University of Crete in 2005. She holds a Master degree (MA) in Economic and Regional Development (Regional Economics), Department of Economic and Regional Development, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.

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