Author Archives: Marion Gollner

Brave New Hungary. Mapping the “System of National Cooperation”

Brave New Hungaryfocuses on the rise of a “brave new” anti-liberal regime led by Viktor Orbán who made a decisive contribution to the transformation of a poorly managed liberal democracy to a well-organized authoritarian rule bordering on autocracy during the past decade. Emerging capitalism in post-1989 Hungary that once took pride in winning the Eastern …
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The Dangers of Digital Democracy

All over the world, elections are manipulated by fake news, public opinion is radicalized via social media and electronic voting processes are subject to hacker attacks. The Internet was once seen as an opportunity for more democracy, but today concerns about the future of free elections prevail. Eric Frey, editor of Der Standard, will speak with his guests about the transformation of mass media and the (in)steerability of the Internet.
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Arvydas Grišinas

Researcher, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
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Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes: The Light That Failed. A Reckoning

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Mikhail Bakhtin: Selection of works: Discourse in the Novel, Forms of Time and Chronotope in the Novel, The Novel as a Literary Genre, From the Prehistory of Novelistic Discourse, The Bildungsroman and Its Significance in the History of Realism [Слово в романе; Роман как литературный жанр; Из предыстории романного слова; K роману воспытания] Translated from …
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Serhii Plokhii and Philippe Sands: Humanity and Catastrophe

In this conversation, the two authors reflect on the systemic and personal facets of large-scale disaster, the relationship between silence and memory, and lessons for humanity’s future.
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Serhii Plokhii: Atomic Energy and the Arrogance of Man

In his lecture, Serhii Plokhii draws on new sources to lay bare the flaws of the Soviet nuclear industry, tracing the disaster to the authoritarian character of Communist party rule, the regime’s control of scientific information, and its emphasis on economic development over all else.
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Aleida Assmann: Die Wiederaneignung der Nation

Wir sind heute geneigt, ‘Nation’ mit ‘Nationalismus’ gleichzusetzen. Das ist naheliegend angesichts der verheerenden Exzesse von Gewalt, die der Nationalismus und vor allem der Nationalsozialismus im 20. Jahrhundert entfesselt haben. Das Erstarken rechter Parteien in Europa bestätigt heute die Sorge, dass von den Nationen wieder der Ausschluss von Minderheiten, Verfolgung und Gewalt ausgehen können. Aber Nationen bestehen nicht in einem Vakuum, sie existieren ebenso in liberalen Demokratien wie in autokratischen Regimen.
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Europe’s Futures Colloquium II

In the second event of the newly established series “Europe’s Futures Colloquia” Alida Vračić and Péter Krekó presented their research projects. A joint initiative of IWM and ERSTE foundation.
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William J. Burns: American Diplomacy in a Disordered World

In the fifth event of the series “Geopolitical Talks” IWM Permanent Fellow Ivan Krastev talked with Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about America’s changing role in the world and the purpose of American diplomacy.
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