Signs that our current liberal order is in trouble are proliferating. The aggressive nationalism of US President Trump and Russian President Putin, as well as the growing global power of China and other BRICS countries signals a sea change in the US-led global liberal order that has been dominant since World War II. The global upsurge in populism and nationalism suggests that this sea change is not only geopolitical, but relates to properties of the liberal order as well. What is the likely future of the global order? What can be said about what a changing political order signifies for the world and what a changing world signifies for politics? This workshop emerges out of our mutual concern for the future of this planet, and together we want to discuss these questions.
Tina Fetner, Sociology
James Ingram, Political Science
Neil McLaughlin, Sociology
Tony Porter, Political Science
Petra Rethmann, Anthropology
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