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House Lecture
Political science at risk in Europe: Frailness and the study of power

After half a century of nearly constant expansion and institutionalisation, political science and political scientists are at risk in many countries. This Lecture explores the threats to democracy and academic freedom, exposing the risks to political science in Europe and call for the urgent development of a strategic response.

Speakers: David Paternotte, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Mieke Verloo, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

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How low can you go? Declining standards of democracy in Central and Eastern Europe

According to most policy analysts, academics and public commentators, there is a major risk of reversion to authoritarianism in some of the European Union's Eastern member states. However, the status of liberal democracy in post-communist countries is more fragmented and muddled than it would first appear.

Speaker: Veronica Anghel, European University Institute

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The Resurgence of Nationalism

There is a widely held view that liberal democracies have experienced an upsurge in nationalism in recent years, and that this is best explained as a form of backlash against social and cultural change. In this lecture, David Miller challenges the underlying Enlightenment narrative used to support this explanation.

Speaker: David Miller, Nuffield College, Oxford

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