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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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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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Hope and Despair, Vienna Humanities Festival 2019
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The Vienna Humanities Festival returns for its fourth incarnation in September 2019, this time looking at the impact of multiple interlinked global crises upon the state of democracy and contemplating how we can plan for the continued pursuit of a progressive, democratic future.
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Francis Fukuyama: against identity politics
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De Balie welcome the renowned American political scientist, Francis Fukuyama, to a discussion with Yoeri Albrecht about Fukayama's new book on identity politics and his proposals for their acknowledgement and incorporation into our models of liberal democracy.
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After Europe
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The OLF hosts Donatas Puslys & Aurimas Švedas in discussion with Ivan Krastev on the future of Europe. What lies behind the change in politics in Central and Eastern Europe and what could the continued development of these dynamics mean for both these states and Europe as a whole?
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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 end of a post-revolutionary utopia. A Central European view
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Pavel Barša speaks at The Red House on the post-communist transition in Central Europe and why the end of totalitarian regimes in the region has coincided with a rise in support for illiberal and populist politics on both sides of the former Iron Curtain.
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How Trump might save the EU
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Starting off with an unusual proposal, De Balie look at the fate of Europe in a blockbuster election year with Ivan Krastev and Luiza Bialasiewicz. How could the Trump effect save us from our own new right and where will the EU stand at the end of 2017?
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Illiberal democracy: the future of freedom
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While many refugees fled to Europe in 2015, seeking sanctuary within its liberal democracies, many of these same democracies today find themselves in decline, with one of their head's openly speaking of his desire to create an "illiberal state". How has this situation come about, what can we do about it and what does Europe stand for nowadays?
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The end of the democratic world
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This is a transcript of the Kultura Liberalna seminar Byliśmy głupi [We were stupid], which featured Polish philosopher Marcin Król discussing the Round Table and other critical events of 1989 with the Kultura Liberalna employees Łukasz Pawłowski and Tomasz Sawczuk.
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I hate politics! On people’s cynicism and the dissolution of trust
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On September 18th, Kultura Liberalna looked at that most important of societal bonds - trust. What has been the communal impact of the economic crises on our interpersonal relationships and how much faith is still left in those responsible for running our societies?
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