The first iteration of the dialogue over distance embodied in the idea of the new Republic of Letters concerns the visions of future Central Europe in view of the COVID-19 crisis that confronts societies of the region with new or newly dynamized challenges while opening a historical space for thinking through but also acting on political alternatives. In cooperation with the Institute of International Relations Prague.
The IWM has launched a new project in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague: The New Republic of Letters.
The first iteration of the dialogue over distance concerns the visions of future Central Europe in view of the COVID-19 crisis that confronts societies of the region with new challenges while opening an unique space for thinking through as well as acting on political alternatives. Although forced to anticipate the effects the crisis will have on the polities of the region, the outstanding public intellectuals, whose contributions are assembled here, provide much needed collective insights.
This joint project of the IWM and the Institute of International Relations (IIR) in Prague aims to revitalize the concept of a Republic of Letters in order to enable an exchange on visions of Europe’s future and the place of the continent in a changing world.
Among the contributors are numerous former IWM Visiting Fellows such as Jan-Werner Müller, Marek Cichocki, Jan Sowa, Chantal Mouffe. Letters by Ivan Krastev, Jacques Rupnik, Pavel Barša and András Bozóki forthcoming.
Marek Cichocki: A Just and Democratic Transformation Needed Now, More than Ever
Petr Drulák: Coronavirus and the Future of the Liberal Oligarchy
Nadia Urbinati: Populism and the Rhetoric of “Bread and Freedom”
Jan Sowa: The Populist Desire
Chantal Mouffe: After Covid-19, What Next?
Jan-Werner Müller: Populists Are Likely to Beneﬁt from the Coronavirus Pandemic
Further details: www.republic-of-letters.eu
COVID-19 and Political Populism
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