Author Archives: Marion Gollner

Suspekte Solidarität. Gesellschaftlicher Protest in Polen nach 1989

Solidarität als Prinzip und Bewegung gehört zum Gründungsmythos des postkommunistischen Polen. Dass Vertreter unterschiedlichster Gruppen der Gesellschaft zusammenarbeiteten und gemeinsam Widerstand leisteten, wird oft als Hauptmerkmal des polnischen Wegs aus dem Kommunismus betrachtet. Angesichts dieses Erbes ist es umso merkwürdiger, dass sich in den polnischen öffentlichen Debatten der 1990er Jahre ein Stereotyp herausbildete, demzufolge die Mehrzahl der sozialen Proteste in Polen von gesellschaftlich, politisch oder ökonomisch Ausgeschlossenen ausgeht.
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Ein Zeitalter wird besichtigt. 1989 revisited – Ergänzende Beiträge zu Heft 50

Die 50. Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Transit – Europäische Revue zieht unter dem Titel “Ein Zeitalter wird besichtigt. 1989 revisited” 27 Jahre nach dem Erscheinen des ersten Hefts Bilanz.
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Sustainable Food Consumption, Urban Waste Management and Civic Activism

This special e-issue of International Development Policy focuses on practices and policies that link sustainable food consumption with challenges in urban solid waste management in one of India’s fastest growing metropoles, Bangalore. Home to the country’s IT industry and to innovative forms of civic activism, the city hit the national and international media headlines in …
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35 Jahre IWM: Jubiläumsfeierlichkeiten in der Hofburg

Das Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM), 1982 als eine geistes- und sozialwissenschaftliche Forschungseinrichtung in Wien gegründet, feiert im November sein 35.-jähriges Bestehen. Bundespräsident Alexander Van der Bellen hat anlässlich dieses Jubiläums am 6. November zu einem feierlichen Empfang in die Hofburg geladen, an dem zahlreiche international renommierte Wissenschaftler und langjährige Wegbegleiter und Unterstützer …
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Ivan Krastev wins Elemér Hantos Prize 2017

The Bulgarian political scientist and bestselling author Ivan Krastev from the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna has been awarded the Elemér Hantos Prize 2017. The Elemér Hantos Prize, named after the Hungarian economist and politician Elemér Hantos (1881-1942), is awarded annually by the Central Europe Foundation of Zurich, Switzerland, to persons and organizations for …
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Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Film Posters of the 1920s

In contrast to late-1920s Russian graphic design, Ukrainian film posters remain practically unknown to the broader public, both in Ukraine and internationally. Only in the last five years have publications on Ukrainian poster design of the 1920s – 1930s begun to appear. This exhibition includes reproductions of the works of artists such as Ibrahym Litynskyi, …
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Filming the Revolution: Ukrainian Avant-garde Films 1929-1931

Curated by Konstantin Akinsha The program Filming the Revolution is dedicated to Ukrainian cinema of the late 1920s-early 1930s. During this period, the All-Ukrainian Photo Cinema Administration (VUFKU) was a cinematographic state monopoly that encompassed the entire film industry in Ukraine. It was not only Ukrainian film directors who cooperated with VUFKU, however. In the late …
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From Delhi to Vienna: Globalizing the IWM

Born in Washington D.C., Shalini Randeria studied psychology, sociology and social anthropology at the Universities of Delhi, Oxford and Heidelberg. Her research and teaching took her to Berlin, Zurich, Geneva, Paris and Budapest before she came to Vienna as the Rector of the Institute of Human Sciences (IWM) in 2015. Her research interests range from the concerns of the poorest of the poor – the so-called ‘untouchable’ castes in India – to today’s most powerful global institutions, such as the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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Russia and the Western Far Right: Tango Noir

  The growing influence on the Western far right has been much discussed in the media recently. This book is the first detailed inquiry into what has been a neglected but critically important trend: the growing links between Russian actors and Western far right activists, publicists, ideologues, and politicians. The author uses a range of …
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Timothy Garton Ash wins the Charlemagne Prize 2017

Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European Studies at Oxford University and a member of IWM’s Board of Trustees, was awarded the prestigious Charlemagne Prize on May 25, 2017. Pope Francis was last year’s winner of the prize, awarded annually to those who have contributed most to the ideals of post-war Europe.
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