Author Archives: Anita Dick

Ivan Krastev, Shalini Randeria:
The Paradoxes of a Post-Covid-19 World

IWM Rector Shalini Randeria in converstation with IWM Permanent Fellow Ivan Krastev on the paradoxical world and new power dynamics emerging from the COVID-19 crisis.
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Shalini Randeria, Deval Desai, Christine Lutringer:
Emergency Use of Public Funds: Implications for Democratic Governance

A number of states and public authorities have reappropriated massive amounts of unspent welfare funds under Covid-19. In their article published in “Global Challenges”  IWM Rector Shalini Randeria, Deval Desai and Christine Lutringer use the cases of the EU and India to demonstrate why these funds were not already spent in the first place and how their reallocation in an emergency situation affects the democratic safeguards to ensure accountability for their allocation and use.
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Luiza Bialasiewicz, Hanna L. Muehlenhoff:
‘Personal sovereignty’ in pandemics: or, why do today’s ‘sovereignists’ reject state sovereignty?

July 1, 2002
“The focus on individual agency and responsibility comes, indeed, with the denial of public health as a collective good (and responsibility)” write former IWM Visiting Fellow Luiza Bialasiewicz and Hanna L. Muehlenhoff in their latest article on Open Democracy.
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Masha Gessen:
‘I never thought I’d say it, but Trump is worse than Putin’

June 27, 2020
Former IWM Visiting Fellow Masha Gessen in an interview with The Guardian on their latest publication “Surviving Autocracy” (Granta Books, 2020) and who’s worse Putin or Trump?
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Folter in Syrien: Was kann Österreich zur Aufarbeitung beitragen?

 Video in arabischer Sprache: IWMVienna Podiumsdiskussion, Mai, 2018. Die Regierung Baschar al-Assads lässt in Syrien systematisch und flächendeckend foltern – nicht nur Oppositionelle und Aktivist_innen und nicht erst seit den Protesten im März 2011. Die internationale Strafjustiz bietet derzeit keine Möglichkeiten, die Verbrechen in Syrien strafrechtlich zu verfolgen. Deshalb ist es die Verantwortung europäischer …
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Rosa Brooks:
The Future of War

IWM Lectures in Human Sciences, 2016 Traditional political and legal conceptions of war assume that war is a temporary departure from “normal” politics, that wars are bounded both in space and time, and that it is a relatively straightforward matter to identify the parties and combatants in a conflict. But traditional understandings of war are …
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Peter Pomerantsev:
From Information to Disinformation Age. Russia and the Future of Propaganda Wars

Books in Perspective, June, 2016. 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 …
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Ivan Krastev, Peter Pomerantsev:
Truth in Times of War—and the New War on Truth

Panel Discussion, June, 2017. It has become a commonplace that we live in a “post-truth” era. Is “post-truth” just another chapter in the long history of propaganda, or does it represent a new phenomenon? What we currently observe in public discourse is indeed a tendency to dismiss the very difference between true and false, fact …
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Week XII: Violence Without Restraints?
New Wars, Old Lies and International Law

curated by Miloš Vec, IWM Permanent Fellow; Professor of European Legal and Constitutional History, University of Vienna

Are we living in a post-war and post-truth world? Armed conflicts are under way across the globe, but we seem to have lost our ability to frame and label them clearly. The language and doctrinal grammar of law are undergoing fundamental transformations in relation to excessive violence in the 21st century. So-called “new wars” symbolize these normative challenges: they transcend state borders and make intensive use of new forms of propaganda, while their protagonists try to circumvent international law. But not all hope has been lost.
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Maria Lipman:
Coronavirus statt Kaiserkrönung. Putins Verfassung und die Pandemie

Juni 23, 2020
“Mitte März schien Putin auf der Siegerseite zu sein: Wieder einmal hatte er alle ausgetrickst, sich die „ewige Präsidentschaft“ gesichert und die Stabilität im Land gefestigt. Doch schon am Ende des Monats stieß er auf einen Gegner, der ihn zum Nachgeben zwang: Die Corona-Epidemie hatte Russland erreicht. Die politischen Folgen könnten gravierend sein,” schreibt Maria Lipman, Former IWM Visting Fellow.
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