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The ‘liberal script’ – the organisation of society on the basis of individual self-determination – is under pressure: Chinese state capitalism, Putin’s illiberal democracy, Islamistic terrorism and the rising populism in Europe and the USA appear to be successful counter-models.

Researchers at the cluster of excellence SCRIPTS  Contestations of the Liberal Script are seeking to understand why liberal democracies have fallen into crisis, despite their political, economic and social achievements. They will be presenting their research approaches for discussion at the second event in the WeSearch series. What are the implications of these investigations for political, societal and individual life in the 21st century? What perspectives and concepts are necessary for understanding the regional and global manifestations of the crisis?

Volker Wieprecht



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