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Parliamentary Assembly Session: 21 to 25 June 2010

Alain Touraine: Strong democracy to cope with economic crisis

Alain Touraine

[23/06/2010 16:30:00] Addressing the Assembly on 23 June, the French sociologist Alain Touraine highlighted the relevance of democracy in view of the current financial crisis in Europe. He stressed the importance of strengthening general participation in the political process, and called on the Assembly's role to avoid any democratic deficit. ''Media need to be reliable: freedom is essential and monopoly is dangerous for the state of democracy in Europe,'' he added.