Rethinking Open Society: New Adversaries and New Opportunities

July 13, 2018

This collection, edited by CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff and Research Fellow Stefan Roch, embodies CEU’s continuing  mission—to educate skeptical, passionate and informed citizens.

The key values of the Open Society - freedom, justice, tolerance, democracy and respect for knowledge - are increasingly under threat in today's world. As an effort to uphold those values, this volume brings together some of the key political, social and economic thinkers of our time to re-examine the Open Society closely in terms of its history, its achievements and failures, and its future prospects. Based on the lecture series Rethinking Open Society, which took place between 2017 and 2018 at the Central European University, the volume is deeply embedded in the history and purpose of CEU, its Open Society mission, and its belief in educating sceptical but passionate citizens. This volume aims to inspire students, researchers and citizens around the world to critically engage with Open Society values and to defend them wherever they are at risk. The volume features contributions from, among others: Dorothee Bohle, Timothy Garton Ash, Jacques Rupnik, Steven Walt, Erica Benner, Robert Kaplan, Andras Sajo, Roger Scruton, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, and Pierre Rosanvallon.

Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Central European University Press (20 July 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 9633862701
ISBN-13: 978-9633862704

The volume can be purchased here.