Fellowships

Ukraine in Focus

  • Putins Projekt

    Die Ukraine hat keine Zukunft ohne Europa. Aber Europa hat auch keine Zukunft ohne die Ukraine.
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  • Putin’s World

    The West is now living in Putin’s world. It is there not because Putin is right, or even because he is stronger, but because he is taking the initiative. Putin is “wild” while the West is “wary.” While European and American leaders recognize that the world order is undergoing a dramatic change, they cannot quite grasp it. They remain overwhelmed by Putin’s transformation from CEO of Russia, Inc., into an ideology-fueled national leader who will stop at nothing to restore his country’s influence.
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  • Ukraine: Russian Propaganda and Three Disaster Scenarios

    As the Ukrainian presidential election scheduled on May 25 gets closer, Kremlin's window of opportunity for invading the country and derailing its European course is gradually narrowing. The rhetoric of Russian President Vladimir Putin justifying the Anschluss of Crimea and unscrupulous meddling in Ukraine's internal affairs has been based on the premises that there is no legitimate government in Kiev, that it is being run by a gang of Nazis and anti-Semites who took power by coup d'etat and terrorised Russians and Russophones all over the country.
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Publications

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Boundaries of Toleration
1 BooksAlfred Stepan, Charles Taylor

Boundaries of Toleration

Religion, Culture, and Public Life, edited by Alfred Stepan and Charles Taylor How can people of diverse religious, ethnic, and linguistic allegiances and identities live together without committing violence, inflicting suffering, or oppressing each other? In ...

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Essays About God and Death
1 BooksKrzysztof Michalski

Essays About God and Death

Essays About God and Death [Eseje o Bogu i śmierci] is a collection of Krzysztof Michalski’s last essays. They were written over a period of a few years and inspired by the passing of three ...

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Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society 1949-56
1 BooksKatherine Lebow

Unfinished Utopia: Nowa Huta, Stalinism, and Polish Society 1949-56

Unfinished Utopia is a social and cultural history of Nowa Huta, dubbed Poland's "first socialist city" by Communist propaganda of the 1950s. Work began on the new town, located on the banks of the Vistula River ...

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Hegels Ästhetik als Theorie der Moderne
1 BooksA. Gethmann-Siefert, E. Rózsa, E. Weisser-Lohmann, H. Nagl-Docekal

Hegels Ästhetik als Theorie der Moderne

Wiener Reihe. Themen der Philosophie, hg. von Herta Nagl-Docekal, Cornelia Klinger, Ludwig Nagl und Alexander Somek, Bd. 17. Es ist eine häufig übersehene These der Hegelschen Ästhetik, dass die künstlerische Arbeit ein Ort der Selbstverständigung einer ...

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Research

  • Focus I Sources of Inequality

    Modernization and globalization have not only aggravated existing social inequalities but have also produced new forms of inequality. The latter as well as their underlying causes lie at the core of the research area “Sources of Inequality”.
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  • Focus II Religion and Secularism

    There are different meanings in which we speak of the present age as “secular”. We sometimes refer to the fact that god or religion is no longer present in public life, or else we refer to the decline of belief and practice in our time.
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  • Focus III Democracy in Question

    The recent collapse of Arab authoritarianism has demonstrated again democracy’s universal appeal. However, the central political paradox of our times is that while the democratic ideal reigns unchallenged, democracies face vigorous criticism almost everywhere.
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  • Focus IV United Europe – Divided History

    In the European Union of the twentyfirst century, history has placed a limit upon solidarity. Even as European integration has progressed in commercial, financial, and political terms, the member states of the European Union continue to educate their citizens in the spirit of the national narratives of the nineteenth century.
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  • Focus V Cultures and Institutions in Central and Eastern Europe

    In the wake of the 1989 revolutions, not only Eastern European but also Western societies have undergone profound institutional change. That change has been intertwined with simultaneous shifts caused by globalization and European integration.
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  • Focus VI The Philosophical Work of Jan Patočka

    The Czech philosopher Jan Patocka (1907–1977) is considered one of the most important Central European thinkers of the twentieth century. Having studied with Husserl and Heidegger in Freiburg in the 1930s...
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