Debate Café Maastricht University, “Can Trade Promote Democracy”

Activity: Talk or presentation / Performance / SpeechesPerformance, Talk or Presentation - not at conferencePopular


A lot of research is done on the economic impact of trade, but much less on its political consequences. In this Debate Café we will discuss the broader foreign-policy implications of trade and go into questions like: Is it morally wrong to trade with nondemocratic countries? Are democracies any good at spreading democracy? Do economic sanctions work in relation to non-democratic, dictatorial regimes?

The Debate Café is a meeting place for scientists, other experts and university students. It covers important recent developments in science and society. Everyone can join the debate and exchange views about current issues of the world with a panel of experts.
Period18 Feb 2020
Held atStudium Generale
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • international trade
  • Democracy
  • Conflict Studies