TTT debates

Mind the gap: illiberal democracy and the crisis of representation
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Representatives of cultural journals from across Europe look at illiberalism and the failure of institutional politics, discussing populism, the role of the liberal media, media pluralism, cultural journalism & the relationship between the internet and democracy.
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Academy of Ideas
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The Academy of Ideas is a forum for intelligent and lively public debate of complex social issues: a new academy for ideas in the UK and internationally. It challenges orthodoxy and prejudice, not for the sake of it, but because people are more than capable of deciding things for themselves.
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Democracy under siege
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What is the biggest threat to democracy: the rising tide of populism or the creeping onset of technocracy? This Battle of Ideas debate looks at deteriorating faith in democracy and the threat from both authoritarian and bureaucratic challenges, asking how we can revitalise Western democracy.
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National identity and belonging: what does it mean to be a citizen?
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What does it mean to be the citizen of a nation state? This Battle of Ideas debate explores the questions raised by Brexit, migration, home-grown terrorists in Syria and the Windrush scandal, looking at what citizenship means in the globalised world of the 21st century.
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Power & Powerlessness, Vienna Humanities Festival 2018
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The Vienna Humanities Festival returns to look at the dynamics of power and powerlessness in 39 discussions with renowned speakers, five screenings of related classic & contemporary films and a performance of Vyrypaev's The Iran Conference.
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Can European values be bought with EU funds?
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As the European Commission proposes cutting funding for countries deemed not to have respected the rule of law, The Red House looks at the relationship between EU funds, the European integration process and the promotion of European values. Should EU funding be allocated on a carrot & stick basis or would this be counterproductive?
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Understanding the populist turn: a conversation with Frank Furedi
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De Balie Director, Yoeri Albrecht talks to Frank Furedi on populism, looking to trace the trajectory that has taken him from founding the Revolutionary Communist Party to finding positive words for Orbán's Hungary, national sovereignty and patriotism in his latest work.
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Should we be afraid of populism? A conversation with Peter Volgin
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The Red House hosts the well-known Bulgarian moderator and writer, Peter Volgin, in a discussion about his personal political trajectory. What has led to Peter's increasing critique of the liberal status quo & do we have more cause to welcome populism than we perhaps commonly perceive?
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Understanding the populist turn: 10 lessons on populism
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With a cast of activists, researchers and academics, this debate focuses on the ways in which people have taken decisive action against populism, looking at cases in Hungary and Switzerland and discussing proposals for building successful opposition & alternatives to populist movements.
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Understanding the populist turn: populism, an east-west divide?
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Ulrike Guérot, Jan-Werner Müller & Sławomir Sierakowski discuss populism's continued rise. This debate focuses on Europe's so-called east-west divide, analysing the different forms that populism takes throughout the continent and the socio-political factors behind such.
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The Forum on European Culture: Act for Democracy!
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The Forum on European Culture returns to look at the role artists and thinkers have played, play and can play in Europe. What role can the arts play in helping the frame the future of Europe at this crucial juncture and how should we all act for democracy?
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Cynics or saints? The representational politics of disability
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Kultura Liberalna take a look at the recent disability protests in the Sejm, asking what needs to be done to help disabled people in Polish society and how we can avoid serious topics being reduced to vessels for political ambition and insincere promises.
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