Author Archives: Anita Dick

Episode 4
Can Liberal Democracies Right the Wrongs of Racial and Gender Injustices?

We have recently seen millions of people taking to the streets to protest social, political and environmental injustices. Even a global pandemic couldn’t stop protesters across the world from showing their support to the Black Lives Matter movement. In this episode, we’re joined by Professor Nancy Fraser (The New School) and ask: can liberal democracy provide the distributive justice citizens seem to crave?
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Pavel Barkouski

Independent Researcher, Philosophy and Social Science

Visiting Fellow, Eurasia in Global Dialogue
(November – December 2020)
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MADE IN IWM
Ranabir Samaddar: The Postcolonial Age of Migration

This book critically examines the question of migration that appears at the intersection of global neo-liberal transformation, postcolonial politics, and economy. It analyses the specific ways in which colonial relations are produced and reproduced in global migratory flows and their consequences for labour, human rights, and social justice. The postcolonial age of migration not only …
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Episode 3
Undermining Democracy by Democratic Means: how can we stop it?

As the results of the 2020 US election are trickling in, we are taking a look at how laws – and notably electoral laws – can be used to dismantle the constitutional systems from within. In this episode, our guest Professor Kim Lane Sheppele (Princeton University) helps us understand how a new kind of elected leader is using their democratic mandates to take the whole system apart, how they are getting away with it and what we can do to stop it.
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Igor Pomerantsev

Author, poet, journalist, Prague

Visiting Fellow, Eurasia in Global Dialogue
(November 2020)
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Nikolai Antoniadis

Freelance journalist, Stern, Spiegel, SZ, Weekender, GEO

Milena Jesenská Visiting Fellow
(November 2020 – January 2021)
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Lenka Kerdová

Academic researcher, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Department of Theory and History of Art

Jan Patocka Junior Visiting Fellow
(November 2020 – April 2021)
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MADE IN IWM
Holly Case: The Age of Questions

We continue the presentation of books written by IWM Fellows during their stay at the Institute with Holly Case’s The Age of Questions. The author is Professor of History at Brown University and recurrent IWM Visiting Fellow. Largely written at the IWM The Age of Questions was published by Princeton University Press in July 2018 …
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Zwischen Existentialismus und Politik. Europa und Geschichte im Denken von Krzysztof Michalski

Der polnisch-österreichische Philosoph Krzysztof Michalski (*1948 in Warschau; † 2013 in Wien) legte ein eigenständiges Zeitdenken vor und hat die Impulse seiner Philosophie im Aufbau des europäischen Projekts praktisch umgesetzt. Piotr Kubasiak untersucht in seiner Studie die Geschichtsphilosophie Michalskis, das ihr zugrundeliegende Zeitkonzept sowie seine Bemühungen um die Einheit Europas und macht diese für aktuelle …
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New Podcast: Democracy in Question

Democracy in Question is the new podcast series of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna and the Albert Hirschman Center on Democracy at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. Hosted by Shalini Randeria, Rector of the IWM, and Director of the Centre at the Graduate Institute, it features some of the most important voices in contemporary academia.
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