Philippe Narval

Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

Visiting Fellow
(September – December 2017)

Project:

Democracy Reloaded—What Can We Learn From Bottom-Up Democratic Innovations?

For decades we took the advance of Western liberalism and democracy for granted. Now democracy is under attack from illiberal forces on the outside and from increasing populism on the inside. But perhaps democracy in Europe is also under threat because people have stopped believing in the need to adopt and improve it.  Only some pioneers on the local level—in villages, regions and cities—have been rethinking the way we “do” democracy.  What can we learn from these examples/pioneers/thinkers like Vorarlberg’s citizen councils, the Swiss Operation Libero and participatory budgeting in German or Dutch towns? Based on this question I will examine some exemplary cases of democratic innovation in detail and analyse them in a book to be published in spring 2018.

 

 

Current Visiting Fellows and Guests

  • Pavel Barša

    Political philosophy, University of Prague

    Jan Patočka Visiting Fellow
    (August – October 2017)
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  • Sofie Bedford

    Researcher, Uppsala Centre for Russian and Eurasian Studies; Affiliated researcher, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul

    Visiting Fellow
    (September – December 2017)
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  • Yevgenia Belorusets

    Artist, writer, Kyiv and Berlin; founder, Ukrainian journal for literature Prostory, member of the curatorial group, Hudrada

    Guest
    (September 2017)
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  • Aspen Brinton

    Assistant Professor of Philosophy and International Studies, Boston College

    Visiting Fellow
    (September – October 2017)
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  • Artem Gergun

    Junior Research Scholar, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September 2017 – February 2018)
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  • Kateryna Iakovlenko

    Researcher, Research Platform of PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv), PhD student, Lviv National Ivan Franko University

    Guest, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (September - October 2017)
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  • Dmytro Khuttkyy

    Head of e-Dem Lab, CID, National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy”

    Junior Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (July – December 2017)
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  • Ling Li

    Professor of Law, Vienna

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2017 – March 2018)
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  • Philippe Narval

    Managing Director, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

    Visiting Fellow
    (September – December 2017)
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  • Aurel Niederberger

    PhD in Political Science and International Relations, Graduate Institute, Geneva

    Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September – December 2017)
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  • Monika Polit

    Assistant Professor of History, Warsaw University

    Paul Celan Visiting Fellow
    (July – September 2017)
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  • Moishe Postone

    Thomas E. Donnelley Professor of Modern History and the College Center for Jewish Studies, University of Chicago; Co-Director, Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory

    Visiting Fellow
    (September 2017 – June 2018)
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  • Martin Schürz

    Head of Monetary Unit, Economic Analysis Division, Oesterreichische Nationalbank, Vienna

    Albert Hirschman Visiting Fellow
    (September – November 2017)
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  • Anton Shekhovtsov

    Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue
    (January 2016 – December 2017)
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  • Stephen F. Szabo

    Executive Director, Transatlantic Academy (TAA), Washington

    Albert O. Hirschmann Guest
    (September 2017)
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  • Gáspár Miklós Tamás

    Professor of Philosophy, Budapest

    Visiting Fellow
    (January – December 2017)
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  • Kylie Thomas

    Research Associate, Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, South Africa

    EURIAS Junior Visiting Fellow
    (September 2017 – June 2018)
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  • Árpád Tóta

    Columnist, HVG, Budapest

    Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
    (September – November 2017)
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Former Visiting Fellows and Guests

Since its establishment in 1982, the IWM has hosted more than 1000 Visiting Fellows (VF), Junior Visiting Fellows (JVF) and Guests. As a rule, we state the affiliation they had at the time of their fellowship.

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