Books in Perspective

The IWM regularly organizes debates about books written or edited by its fellows or related to the Institute’s research fields.

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November 2019

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Nov
2019

Brexit: Farce und Tragödie

The June 2016 referendum result plunged the United Kingdom into a political crisis that continues unresolved until this very moment three and a half years later. It has been defined in many different ways by authors, experts and journalists as the most profound and most complex political crisis in the United Kingdom since 1945. As …
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Nov
2019

Multiculturalism, Liberalism and Secularism

In the 1990s, multiculturalism was widely accepted as the future of liberal societies and defended by political philosophers as an extension of liberal principles. Since the early 2000s, the concept has come under heavy political attack, with the target being more often a caricature than a set of ideas and policies responding to diversity. Bhikhu …
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May 2019

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May
2019

Democracy and Its Enemies 

Democracy is undoubtedly the most successful form of government in our times. Unlike in the early 20th century democracy today is neither endangered by dictators or by military coup d’état. We are witnessing instead a growing erosion of democracy and its legitimacy from the inside. The title the IWM publication expresses this new threat succinctly …
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