Future of Democracy: Strengthening Liberal Values, Institutions, Procedures at Global, European, Regional, National Levels [PUBLICATION]

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The world we live in is permanently changing, whether it is due to the recent pandemic, Russian war in Ukraine, climate change, or changing political environment regarding rule of law in various countries.

A recent publication by the Hungarian Europe Society entitled “The Future of Democracy: Strengthening Liberal Values, Institutions and Procedures at Global, European, Regional and National Levels” examines the dynamic future of Europe, which is shaped by these processes. It analyses the consequences of the war, illiberal and other tendencies in the European democracy and much more.


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The Future of Democracy: Strengthening Liberal Values, Institutions and Procedures at Global, European, Regional and National Levels


Editors István Hegedűs and Erik Uszkiewicz prepared the publication with the most intriguing papers by international authors. The publication was supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom.

Content

Erik Uszkiewicz – introduction

THE EUROPEAN UNION: FAST FORWARD OR A NEW SCLEROSIS?

Jacques Rupnik – The East-West Divide Revisited in Wartime

Wojciech Przybylski – Instead of Divided Europe, a Broken V4

  • Conference on Multiple Futures
  • Does Central Europe Offer Alternative Ideas on the EU’s Future?
  • Central Europe North-South Fracture

Corina Stratulat – The Conference on the Future of Europe: Lessons and Best Practices for the Future

  • A Major Pan-European Exercise
  • A Steep Learning Curve
  • A Stepping Stone to EU Governance Reform

Richard Youngs – EU Democracy after the Conference on the Future of Europe

  • Citizens’ Chance
  • Step-Change Still Needed
  • Bolder Innovation
  • Conclusion

A NEW ERA FOR THE GLOBAL CO-OPERATION OF DEMOCRACIES?

Jamie Shea – Alliance Security after February 24: Where Do We Need to Go Now?

  • Bolstering NATO
  • Supporting Ukraine
  • Isolating and Weakening the Putin Regime
  • Enhancing Western Strategic Autonomy
  • Conclusion

Imants LieģIs – Dealing With Assaults on Democracy within the Dynamics of Relations Between the EU, USA, Russia and China

  • Transatlantic Dynamics (EU + USA)
  • EU-US Dynamics with China
  • Russia – China Dynamic
  • Dealing with These Assaults on Democracy

Maria Domańska – Handling the Unthinkable. Lessons to Learn from Ukraine Invasion

  • The Fallacy of ‘Divisible Security’
  • Russia’s Strategic Goals
  • Russia’s Strategic Culture: Why the West Got It So Wrong
  • If You Want Peace, Prepare for War
  • Conclusion

Nadiia Koval – Geopolitical Consequences of the Russo-Ukrainian War for the Liberal World Order

RETHINKING THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF POPULIST ILLIBERALISM

Helena Rosenblatt – The History of “Illiberalism” of the Right and Left

Auksė Balčytienė – Culture, Moral Burdens, and Other Barriers to Conversation in Europe

  • Introduction
  • Dire Outcomes Brought by the Long Swings of Globalization
  • The Enduring Misfortunes of East Central Europe
  • Synthesis

Anna Visvizi – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Its Dimensions: Politics, Economics, Global Affairs

  • Introduction
  • AI and the Technology Underpinning It
  • AI and Politics
  • AI and the Military
  • AI and the Economy: Prospects and Caveats
  • By Means of Conclusion: AI and Global Affairs

István Hegedűs – What Is the Situation in Hungary a Few Days before the Elections and What Can Be Expected?

  • Hungary and the War in Ukraine
  • Orbán and the World
  • The Chances of the Opposition

Written by Hungarian Europe Society - a non-governmental and non-partisan organisation based in Budapest (Hungary). It intends to be involved in the ongoing international dialogue on the future of liberal democracies and wishes to promote Hungary’s ever-deeper integration into Europe


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