Pawel Barša

Political philosophy, University of Prague

Jan Patočka Visiting Fellow
(August – October 2017)


The End of the Post-Communist Era and the Rise of Populism

The project will explore various aspects of a particular paradox of the post-communist transition of the Visegrad countries. Whereas in the early 1990s the destination of their journey was imagined as the promised land of human rights and liberal tolerance, the actual arrival has coincided with the anti-liberal/populist backlash on both sides of the former Iron Curtain.


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