European Union

Missionaries and monestaries: Europe at a crossroads


The final cornerpiece of this year's NECE conference was marked by Luuk van Middelaar's opening statement on the state of Europe and its capacities of dealing with conflicts, followed by a lively discussion with Philipp Blom and Ivan Krastev.

 

Parallels and paradigms

Towards a xenophobic Europe?


Rainer Münz about the causes for the rising xenophobia and what should be the response from politics and citizenship educators.


Doing nothing is not an option: Europe needs to get involved!


Jan-Werner Müller on the capacity and responsibility of Europe to assume its position as a relevant international player in tackling the dangers of populism and crises, such as in the Middle East and Ukraine.

 

Wake up, you giant!


Jan-Werner Müller

The end of history will mean the end of great ideologies. This is what Francis Fukuyama proclaimed in his famous essay 'The End of History' after the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the consecutive disintegration of the Soviet Union. However, it would not be a happy end. Instead, it would feel more like a living museum. That Europe has by no means become a museum was the first, but maybe also the last reassuring message of today's first lecture by Jan-Werner Müller.

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