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VIENNA HUMANITIES FESTIVAL

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PROGRAMM

CAN DEMOCRACY SURVIVE THE DEATH OF THE FUTURE?

JONATHAN WHITE IN CONVERSATION WITH IVAN KRASTEV
SAMSTAG, 28.09. 2024 / 12h30

AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, SITZUNGSSAAL

In his recent book In the Long Run: The Future as a Political Idea (Profile Books, 2024), JONATHAN WHITE poses a question that is becoming particularly actual today: Can democracy exist without faith in a better future? Facing a climate collapse, global pandemics, and the threat of a nuclear war, and in times when the youngest generation labels itself “the last,” can democracy still be saved? In a conversation with IWM Permanent Fellow IVAN KRASTEV, the author will articulate his vision, while putting it in a historical perspective.

JONATHAN WHITE is a professor of politics at the London School of Economics. He works on democracy, political theory, and contemporary European affairs. His books include In the Long Run: The Future as a Political Idea (Profile Books, 2024), Politics of Last Resort: Governing by Emergency in the European Union (Oxford University Press, 2019), and The Meaning of Partisanship (with Lea Ypi, Oxford University Press, 2016).

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