Talk

European Democracy: The 2014 Elections from a Politician to a Lobbyist

Date recorded: 28 May 2014 | Speaker: David Fieldsend | Event: ELF Politics and Society Network
European Democracy: The 2014 Elections from a Politician to a Lobbyist
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Description

Using the experience of a former elected Member of the European Parliament and a current professional Christian lobbyist, this session will describe the unique pressures and personal challenges of a European election campaign from the inside. It will also consider how the Christian public can best be motivated to engage with the election process, and the difference that a perspective of faith makes to the role of factors like ambition, approach to opponents and coping with failure to those caught up in the process. If possible, some early assessment of the implications of the election results for Christians in Europe will also be offered.