Civilizations against the threat of social barbarism

This research area explores the way social barbarism has become part of contemporary socio-philosophical discourse. Focus is placed on questions of how ‘new forms of social barbarism’, within and across civilisations - including religious fundamentalism and secular extremism - lead to cultural destruction and violence, as well as the question of how different civilisations and countries can work together against the threat of social deterioration or barbarism.


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Cynthia McKinney
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Emmanuel Gout
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Yuliy Nisnevich
Yuliy Nisnevich
Professor at the Department of Political Science of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (Moscow)
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Miloš Zeman
President of the Czech Republic
Fred Dallmayr
Fred Dallmayr
Professor of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Notre Dame
Martha Brill Olcott
Martha Brill Olcott
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