13 October 2015

Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?

 The Red House, 15 Luben Karavelov St, Sofia 1142, Bulgaria.

In this debate, The Red House compared the mechanisms which populists and nationalists use to spread fears of refugees and economic migrants. They analysed how people of other nationalities are stereotyped and sought to discover, whether the creation of such stereotypes stems from more fundamental anxieties and a deeper-seated distrust of the institutions of the modern state. Ultimately, the evening’s speakers sought to determine how we can all better deal with existing fears and move beyond their mere condemnation.