Democracy vs. social justice: Which one comes first ?

The GDN-AUB Policy Seminar was not just an expert meeting, but rather a brainstorming session providing a comparative analysis of the transition processes in three different regions.

One of the main issues addressed was the causality between democracy and social justice. Whether one should start with democracy, social justice or whether both should be addressed simultaneously remain a big question mark relative to the nature of the democratic process. According to the panel, the democratic transition in the Arab region requires that both are addressed at once.

Watch remarks by Dr. Gerardo della Paolera, GDN President:

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