Books in Perspective

The IWM regularly organizes debates about books written or edited by its fellows or related to the Institute’s research fields.

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December 2016

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Dec
2016

The Transformation of Foreign Policy

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The study of foreign policy is usually concerned with the interaction of states, which date back to the so-called “Westphalian system,” also the time at which modern “foreign policy” vocabulary was invented. Given the close semantic ties between the two, examining foreign policy in earlier as well as in later periods involves conceptual and terminological …
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October 2016

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Oct
2016

Redefreiheit

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Noch nie konnten so viele Menschen wie heute ihre Meinung auf der ganzen Welt verbreiten. Eine neue Epoche der Redefreiheit ist angebrochen, gleichzeitig brechen neue kulturelle und religiöse Konflikte aus. Müssen wir rassistische Kommentare auf Facebook hinnehmen? Darf Satire den Propheten Mohammed verhöhnen? 2011 hat Timothy Garton Ash eine Debatte über die Redefreiheit angestoßen. Teilnehmer …
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13
Oct
2016

Citizens in Europe

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This interdisciplinary collection of essays by a constitutionalist and a political sociologist examines how fragmented societies can be held together by appropriate and effective constitutional arrangements providing for bonds of democratic citizenship. Exploring the political order dilemmas of capitalist democracies, the authors address moral and institutional prerequisites on which the deepening of European integration depends. …
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July 2016

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Jul
2016

Lakonische Verse in der Katastrophe

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Am 19. Abend des Wiener Lyrik-Festivals POLIVERSALE der Alten Schmiede findet in Zusammenarbeit mit dem IWM eine zweisprachige Lesung aus WARUM ICH NICHT IM NETZ BIN – GEDICHTE AUS DEM KRIEG von SERHIY ZHADAN (aus dem Ukrainischen von Claudia Dathe, mit einem Nachwort des Autors; Suhrkamp Verlag, 2016) statt. Seit Sommer 2014 notiert Serhij Zhadan, …
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February 2016

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Feb
2016

From Information to Disinformation Age

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Despite decades of struggle for freedom of speech and access to unbiased information, the 21st century has not ended manipulation of and by the media. On the contrary, conflicts are being fought and won on TV-screens,  airwaves and the Internet with an alarming intensity and frequency. Where does Russia figure in this troubling landscape? Did …
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Feb
2016

Intellectuals and (Counter-) Politics

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Intellectuals and (Counter-) Politics proposes a research agenda designed from the outset to maximize the political leverage of ordinary people faced with ever more remote states and the technologies that make capitalism increasingly rapacious. Such an agenda, Smith argues, obliges us to re-think our methods and conceptual tools. Forms of capitalism and the state require …
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