Projects

United Europe – Divided History

This research project seeks to overcome divisions among national historiographies and between East and West through scholarly history conceived in a novel way.
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Democracy in Question

What are the causes of the current disappointment with democracy, and how will they affect the capacity of democratic societies to remain self-correcting? This project offers a platform to discuss these fundamental questions.
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The Philosophical Work of Jan Patočka

Jan Patočka is considered one of the most important Central European thinkers of the 20th century. This research project aims at collecting, exploring and disseminating his oeuvre.
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Religion and Secularism

This research project explores the ways in which globalization impacts the relationship between religion and secularism, thus intertwining the perspectives of different cultures, religions and theoretical backgrounds.
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Scales of Justice and Legal Pluralism

This research project addresses the ambivalences of juridification, which parallel a judicialisation of politics at various scales along with growing legal activism and a judicialisation of politics from the local to the global scale.
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International Law and Multinormativity

International law is only one system of rules next to other normative fields: its manifold and complex interactions with other normativities will be analyzed from the perspective of ‘multi-normativity’.
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Europe’s Futures

Europe’s Futures sets out to research some of the key risks and problems Europe and its liberal democratic order are facing.
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Ukraine in European Dialogue

Understanding Ukraine and the nature of the current conflict with Russia is vital for the future of the European endeavor. The project Ukraine in European Dialogue seeks to contribute to this exchange.
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Re-thinking Europe in a Post-European Age

“Europe” is a key concept in Patocka’s writings. This project, launched in 2015, will focus on the philosophical idea of Europe and its meaning in today’s globalized (post-European) world.
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Between Bukharin and Balcerowicz:
A Comparative History of Economic Thought under Communism

In April 2014, the IWM launched a long-term comparative research project on the history of economic ideas in nine communist countries: Bulgaria, China, Czechoslovakia, GDR, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union and Yugoslavia.
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