Rethinking open society : new adversaries and new opportunities
- edited by Michael Ignatieff, Stefan Roch.
- Budapest ; New York, NY : Central European University Press, 2018.
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- Cover; Title Page; Copyright page; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction by Michael Ignatieff; I. The Open Society Ideal: For and Against; Open Society as an Oxymoron: A Conversation between Mark Lilla and Michael Ignatieff; The Open Society from a Conservative Perspective (Roger Scruton); Educating Skeptical but Passionate Citizens: The Open Society Ideal as a University Mission (Stefan Roch); II. Open Society in Practice: Democracy, Rule of Law, Free Speech and Secularism; Democracy Defended and Challenged (Thomas Christiano).
- Free Speech and the Defence of an Open Society (Timothy Garton Ash)Religion in the Open Society (Tim Crane); Constitutionalism in Closing Societies (Andras Sajo); III. Open Society in 21st Century Geopolitics; War and Open Society in the Twentieth Century (Margaret MacMillan); Open Societies at Home and Abroad (Stephen M. Walt); Eurasia, Europe, and the Question of U.S. Leadership (Robert Kaplan); The Open Society in a Networked World (Niall Ferguson); Germany and the Fate of Open Society (Daniela Schwarzer); IV. Open Society's New Enemies: The Authoritarian Competitors.
- The Puzzle of "Illiberal Democracy" (János Kis)How Can Populism Be Defeated? (Jan-Werner Müller); Beyond Demagoguery? The Contemporary Crisis of PoliticalCommunication (Erica Benner); Populism and Democracy in the Twenty-First Century (Pierre Rosanvallon); The Enduring Appeal of the One-Party State (Anne Applebaum); V. From Transition to Backsliding: Did Open Societies Fail?; After
- 1989: The Perennial Return of Central Europe Reflections on the Sources of the Illiberal Drift in Central Europe (Jacques Rupnik); Perhapsburg: Reflections on the Fragility and Resilience of Europe (Ivan Krastev).
- Capitalism and Democracy in East Central Europe: A Sequence of Crises (Dorothee Bohle)Civic Activism, Economic Nationalism, and Welfare for the Better Off: Pillars of Hungary's Illiberal State (Béla Greskovits); Corruption: The Ultimate Frontier of Open Society (Alina Mungiu-Pippidi); Conclusions: The Future of the Open Society Ideal (Michael Ignatieff); About the Contributors; Index; Back cover.
The key values of the Open Society - freedom, justice, tolerance, democracy and respect for knowledge - are increasingly under threat in today's world. As an effort to uphold those values, this volume brings together some of the key political, social and economic thinkers of our time to re-examine the Open Society closely in terms of its history, its achievements and failures, and its future prospects. Based on the lecture series Rethinking Open Society, which took place between 2017 and 2018 at the Central European University, the volume is deeply embedded in the history and purpose of CEU, its Open Society mission, and its belief in educating sceptical but passionate citizens. This volume aims to inspire students, researchers and citizens around the world to critically engage with Open Society values and to defend them wherever they are at risk. The volume features contributions from, among others: Dorothee Bohle, Timothy Garton Ash, Jacques Rupnik, Steven Walt, Erica Benner, Robert Kaplan, Andras Sajo, Roger Scruton, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, and Pierre Rosanvallon.
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