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Europe’s Democracies in Danger – What works against illiberal and authoritarian threats?

WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 300

Discussion with Gesine Schwan and Daniel Ziblatt. The spread of illiberal and autocratic tendencies challenges Europe's democracies. While in some European countries democratic institutions are already eroding, illiberal political parties are on the rise in others. How can we protect Europe's democracies from such dangers? This question is at the core of the closing event

Democracy and Civil Society in Europe

WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 300

Dahrendorf Conference 2019 Selected experts from academia and politics will explore the following questions: What is the relevance of Ralf Dahrendorf’s work for the social and political sciences? Which of his contributions have stood the test of time and continue to be relevant today? Is democracy indeed in crisis? Is European integration in crisis? Does

Violence in Classical Liberalism versus Neoliberalism: Punishment, Threats, and Structural Violence

WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 300

Lecture by S.M. Amadae, University of Helsinki This lecture responds to two puzzles. The first is why it is not more widely accepted that the neoliberal era can be effectively understood to be a marriage between an Ordoliberal celebration of free markets and the late twentieth-century rational choice revolution in the social sciences. The second

The Reshaping of West European Party Politics

WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum B002/003

Talk by Christoffer Green-Pedersen, University of Aarhus Long gone are the times when class-based political parties with extensive membership dominated politics. Instead, party politics has become issue-based according to the interpretation by Green-Pedersen’s latest book “The Reshaping of West European Party Politics”. In the book, Green-Pedersen develops a new issue incen­tive model of party competition,

Obstacles to a Green Democracy and the Appeal of Ecoauthoritarianism

WZB, Reichpietschufer 50, 10785 Berlin, Raum A 305

APIR seminar with Didem Aydurmus. Didem Aydurmus will talk about Ecoauthoritarianism: Although there is no empirical evidence for a direct connection between democracy and sustainability, the former is often thought as a precondition to the latter. Even in political science, the capacity of democracy to produce green politics is rarely questioned. However, there are various

WZB Distinguished Lectures in Social Sciences – Social Preferences and Redistributive Politics by Ernst Fehr

WZB Distinguished Lecture in Social Sciences  - Social Preferences and Redistributive Politics by Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich Increasing inequality and associated egalitarian sentiments have again put redistribution on the political agenda. Support for redistribution may also be affected by altruistic and egalitarian preferences ("social preferences"), but knowledge about the distribution of these preferences in

Coronasoziologie: Digitales Kolloquium mit Michael ZĂĽrn & JĂĽrgen Gerhards

Berlin, Germany

China und die westlich-liberalen Demokratien in der Systemkonkurrenz: Zeigt die Bewältigung der Corona-Krise die Ăśberlegenheit einer technokratischen Autokratie? Michael ZĂĽrn (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fĂĽr Sozialforschung) & JĂĽrgen Gerhards (Freie Universität Berlin) Bitte melden Sie sich bei Interesse hier fĂĽr das Kolloquium an. Mehr Informationen hier.  

Coronasociology: Digital Colloquium with Luis Aue

Berlin, Germany

Why do International Health Experts Promise Magic? Policy Construction and Authority Relations at the International Sanitary Conference of 1892 Luis Aue (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fĂĽr Sozialforschung) If you are interested, please register for the colloquium here. More information here.