JAN ZIELONKA IN CONVERSATION WITH LUIZA BIALASIEWICZ
SAMSTAG, 30.09. 2023 / 15h30,
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, SITZUNGSSAAL
A growing body of evidence suggests that citizens have lost trust in state leaders to secure their future. Successive crises—from the financial crisis, to the pandemic, to the Russian invasion of Ukraine—have further strained citizens’ trust. But is it only the transformations of the world around us (whether economic, cultural, digital, or geopolitical) that are to blame for the pervasive sensation of a “lost future”? In conversation with LUIZA BIALASIEWICZ, Professor of European Governance at the University of Amsterdam, renowned political scientist JAN ZIELONKA will explore to what degree the very structures of democratic politics are also to blame. Are state-based forms of representative democracy simply unsuited to governing the contemporary world?
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Jan Zielonka is Professor of Politics and International Relations at the University of Venice, Cá Foscari and at the University of Oxford. He has produced eighteen books including Counter-Revolution. Liberal Europe in Retreat (Oxford University Press, 2018), and The Lost Future and How to Regain It (Yale University Press, 2023). Zielonka regularly contributes articles to Die Zeit, New Statesman, Social Europe, Open Democracy, Domani, NRC Handelsblad, Diário de Notícias, and Rzeczpospolita.