11-17.11.2016

CEF 2016: antidotes to despair

A Project Forum discussion forum
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Beyond placebos The 2016 edition of the Central European Forum looked for antidotes to despair in a region staggering under the weight of anti-democratic sentiment. How can we deal with the variety of nihilisms with which we find ourselves confronted and what must we do to ensure that our liberal democracies adapt to the many challenges posed by globalisation?
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10.10.2016

Democracy and nationalism

A CCCB affiliate discussion
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The origins of the modern world? The CCCB welcomes Liah Greenfeld to Barcelona for a discussion about the relationship between the consolidation of nations, the governance of peoples and the good functioning of democracy. What influence has nationalism had on the development of modern states and does it still have a role to play in a globalised world?
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15.09.2016

The state of Turkey

A London Review of Books and Index on Censorship affiliate discussion
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Inside the modern Turkish state Turkey is a state of global scale and of utmost importance for Europe and the Middle East, but what do we actually know about the Turkish state, its evolution and society? A discussion with Turkish authors and political commentators on how the modern state of Turkey came about and what its population on both sides of the main current political divides thinks. Listen to the recording!

06.04.2015

Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?

A TTT debate by The Red House
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Coming over here, taking our... How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As we see a new wave of populism feed on and promote fears of migration, then grow large on the backs of the distrust it has sewn, The Red House looks to untangle the many woven threads linking populism, migration and institutional mistrust. Watch the video highlights!

13.11.2012

The political exclusion of the Roma: from Katunitsa to Paris

A Red House TTT debate
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Radicalism What has been the aftermath of Katunitsa and are we likely to see a repeat of the anti-Roma riots and right wing propaganda, which we saw in the 2011 elections, again in 2013? Will these racial outbursts be properly challenged by the responsible authorities and how can reintegrate the Roma into the political process?
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20.10.2012

Europe’s new far right: fear or fantasy?

An Institute of Ideas debate
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Extremism The National Front are resurgent in France, the English Defence League an emerging threat in the UK and Golden Dawn a rising force in Greece. How much of a threat are these groups in reality, is the so called "new European far-right" a serious concern or simply a serious exaggeration?
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