Worldwide, people continue to strive for freedom. But the value system of liberal democracies and free markets is facing increasing pressure to legitimise itself.
The EU is no longer the abstraction it was in the beginning of the crisis. For many Europeans the crisis turned the Euro from a convenience into an issue, the Greek – from exotic and hospitable people into lazy parasites, and the English – from key allies into awkward partners.
Today, we no longer believe in witches, but we are witnessing another hunt: the (neo)liberalism-hunt.
Some view social justice as the comprehensive equality of normative rights as well as social and material goods, others doubt whether social justice can even be defined, never mind actually achieved. But what does justice mean for liberals? And when is a society or a state just in the liberal sense?
Tonight I would like to draw your attention to the classical liberal conception of the human being. For the sake of wider recognition, I would like to refer to British thinkers such as John Locke, David Hume and Adam Smith.
Project Parallel liberalisms, based on research by Republikon Institute, aims to define liberal voters of Hungary – who these liberal voters are and where they stand.
European Liberal Democrat and Reform Party (ELDR) and Republikon Institute (Hungary) have pleasure to invite to a conference “Liberal Opportunities in East Central Europe. Chances of a Liberal Comeback“ WHEN: June 4, 2012, 10:30 a.m. WHERE: A38 ship (Petőfi bridge, Buda side) Budapest Working language: English and Hungarian Registration: email@example.com PROGRAMME 10:30- Registration 11:00-11:05 Welcome Csaba Tóth, director of strategy, Republikon Institute 11:05-11:40 Key-note Speech: Liberalism in Europe and in the East…