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SoU Side-Event: Exploring Democracy in the 21st Century from the Perspective of the Past: Can the Liberty of the Ancients be Combined with the Liberty of the Moderns?

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  • Thu 02 May 2019 10.30 - 13.30
  Add to Calendar 2019-05-02 10:30 2019-05-02 13:30 Europe/Paris SoU Side-Event: Exploring Democracy in the 21st Century from the Perspective of the Past: Can the Liberty of the Ancients be Combined with the Liberty of the Moderns?

In this panel, Max Weber Fellows from HEC and SPS who are scholars of political theory and intellectual history ask what we can learn from the European tradition of democratic theory to think about the future of democracy in Europe.
In particular, how far are our inherited democratic norms compatible with an EU committed to the norms of the single market and the four freedoms, on the one hand, and ever closer political as well as economic integration, on the other?
As we shall see, most past thinkers have been critical of elements of one or other or both, suggesting that we must either rethink democracy or rethink the Union if we wish to combine the two. The panel develops chronologically through three linked steps:

On the Liberty of the Ancients
Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi (MWP SPS Fellow): Aristotle
Jared Holley (MWP HEC Fellow): Rousseau

On the Liberties of the Moderns
Bruno Leipold (MWP SPS Fellow): Marx
Alessandro Bonvini (MWP HEC Fellow): Mazzini

On Combing the Liberties of the Ancients with that of the Moderns in the EU
Jens van 't Klooster (MWP SPS Fellow): The Rawls-Van Parijs Debate

Chair: Richard Bellamy (MWP Director)

Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

In this panel, Max Weber Fellows from HEC and SPS who are scholars of political theory and intellectual history ask what we can learn from the European tradition of democratic theory to think about the future of democracy in Europe.
In particular, how far are our inherited democratic norms compatible with an EU committed to the norms of the single market and the four freedoms, on the one hand, and ever closer political as well as economic integration, on the other?
As we shall see, most past thinkers have been critical of elements of one or other or both, suggesting that we must either rethink democracy or rethink the Union if we wish to combine the two. The panel develops chronologically through three linked steps:

On the Liberty of the Ancients
Eniola Anuoluwapo Soyemi (MWP SPS Fellow): Aristotle
Jared Holley (MWP HEC Fellow): Rousseau

On the Liberties of the Moderns
Bruno Leipold (MWP SPS Fellow): Marx
Alessandro Bonvini (MWP HEC Fellow): Mazzini

On Combing the Liberties of the Ancients with that of the Moderns in the EU
Jens van 't Klooster (MWP SPS Fellow): The Rawls-Van Parijs Debate

Chair: Richard Bellamy (MWP Director)


Location:
Seminar Room 2, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Max Weber Programme
Communications Service

Type:
Workshop

Contact:
Francesca Grassini (EUI - Max Weber Programme) - Send a mail

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