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Rethinking open society : new adversaries and new opportunities

Author: Michael Ignatieff; Stefan Roch
Publisher: Budapest ; New York, NY : Central European University Press, 2018. ©2018
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The Rethinking Open Society project is about the heart and the soul of CEU's mission. It brings leading thinkers to CEU to examine open society, its history, its achievements and failures and its future prospects in a world where its ideals are under threat. Between January and May 2017, CEU was privileged to host 12 distinguished academics, covering a wide range of issues, cutting to the core of what Open Society  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Rethinking open society.
Budapest ; New York, NY : Central European University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1039473183
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Ignatieff; Stefan Roch
ISBN: 9789633862711 963386271X
OCLC Number: 1048333031
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction by Michael Ignatieff; I. The Open Society Ideal: For and Against; Open Society as an Oxymoron: A Conversation between Mark Lilla and Michael Ignatieff; The Open Society from a Conservative Perspective (Roger Scruton); Educating Skeptical but Passionate Citizens: The Open Society Ideal as a University Mission (Stefan Roch); II. Open Society in Practice: Democracy, Rule of Law, Free Speech and Secularism; Democracy Defended and Challenged (Thomas Christiano). Free Speech and the Defence of an Open Society (Timothy Garton Ash)Religion in the Open Society (Tim Crane); Constitutionalism in Closing Societies (Andras Sajo); III. Open Society in 21st Century Geopolitics; War and Open Society in the Twentieth Century (Margaret MacMillan); Open Societies at Home and Abroad (Stephen M. Walt); Eurasia, Europe, and the Question of U.S. Leadership (Robert Kaplan); The Open Society in a Networked World (Niall Ferguson); Germany and the Fate of Open Society (Daniela Schwarzer); IV. Open Society's New Enemies: The Authoritarian Competitors. The Puzzle of "Illiberal Democracy" (János Kis)How Can Populism Be Defeated? (Jan-Werner Müller); Beyond Demagoguery? The Contemporary Crisis of PoliticalCommunication (Erica Benner); Populism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century (Pierre Rosanvallon); The Enduring Appeal of the One-Party State (Anne Applebaum); V. From Transition to Backsliding: Did Open Societies Fail?; After 1989: The Perennial Return of Central Europe Reflections on the Sources of the Illiberal Drift in Central Europe (Jacques Rupnik); Perhapsburg: Reflections on the Fragility and Resilience of Europe (Ivan Krastev). Capitalism and Democracy in East Central Europe: A Sequence of Crises (Dorothee Bohle)Civic Activism, Economic Nationalism, and Welfare for the Better Off: Pillars of Hungary's Illiberal State (Béla Greskovits); Corruption: The Ultimate Frontier of Open Society (Alina Mungiu-Pippidi); Conclusions: The Future of the Open Society Ideal (Michael Ignatieff); About the Contributors; Index; Back cover.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Ignatieff, Stefan Roch.

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The key values of the Open Society - freedom, justice, tolerance, democracy and respect for knowledge - are increasingly under threat in today's world.  Read more...

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