Weaponizing Society vs. Building Collective Resilience
This project deals with the conflicts at the core of our societies: How do populists, nationalists and radicals of all sorts compete for an electorate lost by mainstream pro-European parties? Can new liberal political forces or grassroots citizen movements win it back, in an age of dist
Need for Speed? Europe, China, and the Competition for the Green Tech Transition
When Chinese President Xi Jinping announced Beijing’s commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2060 in September 2020 at the United Nations General Assembly, this came as a surprise to many, not least within China – among his own government, provincial leaders, business elites and i
Occidentalism and the Imagination of Self and Other in Turkish Literature
The concept of Occidentalism is connected to the notion of modernity and its effects on those contexts often labelled as “non-Western”. Turkey is in this regard a unique space, where Ottoman and European, post-imperial and post-colonial, narratives meet.
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