How can democracy succeed? Political engagement between participation and agitation

The Brixen Philosphy Days 2023 from 8-9 September are dedicated to this topic.

It is a paradox: in many countries, a decline in voter turnout can be observed in elections, but populist parties are on the rise, political debates are polarising, cross-party understanding is made more difficult by "bubbles" and "fake news". A challenge for democracy: what are the ways of shaping political opinion today? What does political engagement look like in the 21st century? Where is the fine line between desirable participation and problematic agitation?

In short: How can democracy succeed?