Fulbright New Zealand invites you to a free public seminar by recent Fulbright New Zealand Scholar Award grantee, Jonathan Boston.
Democracies face many challenges. One of these is protecting the interests of future generations. For various reasons, there are strong political incentives for democratically-elected governments to focus on policy issues of immediate public concern and to give priority to policy options with positive, short-term electoral payoffs. But if such incentives drive their decisions, then long-term risks – whether fiscal, environmental or social – will be given insufficient weight, thus contributing to greater costs or fewer benefits in the future. Are there ways to enhance and promote better long-term democratic governance and, if so, which of these are likely to be the most effective and politically feasible?
Places are limited so please RSVP here by Thursday 30 July. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” lunch.