18 / EVOLVING CONDITIONS OF LEGITIMACY IN DIVERSIFIED SOCIETIES

26 – 30 March 2012        Send to printer


Course directors

Joseph Bien, University of Missouri, Columbia, United States
Hauke Brunkhorst, University of Flensburg, Germany
Heinz Paetzold, University of Kassel, Germany
Gerard Raulet, University of Paris - Sorbonne, France


Course description:

Due to expanding globalization and to the increasing amounts of unsolvable, seeming violent conflicts many societies are confronted with waves of people on the move, searching for a safer and more prosperous way of life. Immigration is no longer a minor matter. The shaping power of the nation state has been weakened and is under pressure. Formerly the culturally and socially homogeneous societies increasingly have become diversified. Toleration has become an urgent demand because living in dissent cannot be accepted. Citizenship has turned out to be a hotly contested issue. This does not apply only for the United States with regards Central America but increasingly troubles many of the member-states of the European Union. The course will concentrate on the above-mentioned issues and discuss them by linking them to questions of political legitimacy.


Course lecturers

Dragica Vujadinović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Tonči Valentić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Mura Palašek, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Heinz Paetzold, University of Kassel, Germany
Gerard Raulet, University of Paris - Sorbonne, France
Joseph Bien, University of Missouri, Columbia, United States
Andrew Nash, University of Cape Town, South Africa
Hauke Brunkhorst, University of Flensburg, Germany
Alexandre Dupeyrix, University of Paris, Germany
Regina Kreide, University of Giessen, Germany
Obrad Savić, Faculty for Media and Communication, Serbia
Rene Gabriëls, University of Maastricht, Netherlands


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