The streets of Paris in flames; the most ancient democracy of all overturned by Brexit and incapable of guiding it towards a rational outcome; populist-held Italy tempted by the aspiration to dismantle the EU from within. What’s going on with European democracy, two months ahead of its key electoral appointment? Who and when allowed for such deterioration of its quality and effectiveness?
- Ivan Krastev 21 September 2018
The rise of Turkish media in the Arab public sphere gives an idea of the geopolitical roots at the base of Turkish pop-culture’s spread in the Middle East – a phenomenon that has been summarized with the ironic definition of neo-ottoman cool.
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The international association Reset Dialogues on Civilizations is launching the Casablanca School, a yearly international program on cultural and religious pluralism and political liberties. The purpose is to promote a local intellectual response to the rise of rigorist strands of Islamic thought by training 30 emerging opinion-leaders on the relationship between religion, history and power and to contribute to the reawakening of pluralistic traditions in Muslim contexts.
The current political situation in Post-Soviet countries, primarily the Russian Federation, raises questions about the cultural roots of today’s prevailing nationalist political ideologies and behaviours. The international scientific community has to overcome the lack of knowledge about Russia’s Post-Soviet history, also in order to avoid the sheer repetition of old clichés – liberal -western opinions versus a despotic-eastern world
An International Conference on the “Illiberal Trend” organized by ResetDOC in partnership with the Italian Academy at the Columbia University and the New York Review of Books.
What are liberal democracy’s greatest weaknesses in the face of spreading populist movements? Reset Dialogues on Civilizations is proud to launch a new series of seminars and public lectures focused on the Illiberal Trend.
An International Workshop organised by Reset DOC in partnership with University of Turin, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES) of George Washington University and William and Mary College