One of the most renowned American social scientists, Craig Calhoun discusses lessons learnt from the Brexit saga, and the challenges ahead to save democracy.
- In his latest Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change “multi-scientist” Jared Diamond redraws the history of seven countries that survived defining upheavals. Can today’s West learn from that story to move past the crisis which is threating its very political model?
- At the end of a divisive, toxic and often deceptive campaign, UK voters chose to leave the European Union on June 23rd. The economic fallout from Brexit is already apparent, with the pound going through the floor and credit ratings agencies engaging in rather gloomy forecasts for the British economy. What happens next politically is everybody’s guess.