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Total democracy and the parademocratic system
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What is a parademocratic system and what are the merits of opening up larger numbers of everyday institutions to democratic governance? This Einstein Forum debate takes a closer look, asking what are the advantages and disadvantages of total democracy.
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Working from home: is it working?
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In light of the spread of the coronavirus, more and more people are being encouraged to work from home, but what consequences does this have for society and our social lives? This debate takes a look at the broader implications of working from home.
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Alt-truths and insta-realities: the psychopolitics of the contemporary right
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The fifth edition of Red Thread features an interview with Jelena Vesić and Vladimir Jerić Vlidi on the manipulation of public opinion and, in particular, on the recent use of disinformation in Serbia.
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A conversation with Thomas Piketty & Lodewijk Asscher
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How close are academic theory and political practice – which theories can actually be realised? This De Balie debate brings both sides of the coin together to discuss what needs to and what can be done to combat inequality in our societies.
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Global fascism and international cooperation amongst the far right
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In this Einstein Forum discussion, Mischa Gabowitsch talks to Benjamin Zachariah about the movement of ideas of fascism, how to pinpoint what fascism is and what the development of fascist ideologies can tell us about international cooperation between far right groups.
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Moral responses to the pandemic, with Susan Neiman & Frank Furedi
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In this Academy of Ideas and Freiblickinstitut debate, Frank Furedi and Susan Neiman take a look at the moral dilemmas emerging from the coronavirus pandemic, discussing its consequences for liberty, democracy and solidarity.
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Central European Forum 2019 – The public vs. fear
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The 10th Central European Forum casts a light on the legacy of the Velvet Revolution on its own 30th anniversary. Contrasting the different fears of then and now, this year's panels look at the impact of the pace of socio-economic change, climate change and divisive politics.
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Hungary in the EU
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This De Balie debate with the Hungarian minister of justice, Judit Varga, looks at the EU's critique of Orbán's government on the rule of law. With an Article 7 process against Hungary on the cards, can EU & Hungarian perspectives be reconciled?
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Who are “the people”?
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This Battle of Ideas debate looks at the concept of "the people", its relationship to democracy, its Brexit consequences and implications and what is seen by some as its dangerous usurpation by populists. Who are "the people" and why are we hearing so much about them lately?
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Brexit or “remain and reform”?
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This Battle of Ideas satellite debate looks at Brexit and the macropolitical level, using it as an inroad to a discussion on reforming the EU and for a contemplation of the impact of Brexit on the broader geopolitical situation internationally in an age of changing power constellations.
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Black Cloud – Kyiv Biennial 2019
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The 3rd Kyiv Biennial draws parallels between contemporary developments and the era-defining Chernobyl catastrophe, looking at at the legacy of the fall of socialism in the 80s and 90s and the emergence of a highly digitalised world of no alternatives.
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Social networks or social nightmares?
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Are social networks a force for good, a tool that enables exchange and the coming together of people across the world or do they pose one of the most serious threats we have seen to our societies and democratic values?
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