The aim of the project is, on the one hand, to reconstruct the political philosophies developed by selected early phenomenologists, such as Arnold Metzger, Moritz Geiger, Aurel Kolnai, Kurt Stavenhagen or Gerhart Husserl, and, on the other hand, to identify the specific method of dealing with pol
Weaponizing Society vs. Building Collective Resilience
This project deals with the conflicts at the core of our societies: How do populists, nationalists and radicals of all sorts compete for an electorate lost by mainstream pro-European parties? Can new liberal political forces or grassroots citizen movements win it back, in an age of dist
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