Monday, November 30, 2015

Jan-Werner Mueller

Jan-Werner Mueller is Professor of Politics at Princeton University and a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna. He is also a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies. His most recent book is Contesting Democracy: Political Ideas in Twentieth-Century Europe.

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The Forgotten Twentieth-Century

Ordinary Europeans long trusted elites with the business of democracy – and even seemed to prefer unelected elites. If they now want to modify the social contract, change ought to be based on a clear,… read more

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What Does Germany Want?

In foreign-policy terms, post-war West Germany – and, later, reunified Germany – was utterly predictable: never against the West; always for more Europe. Now, the “Berlin Republic,” while more secure … read more

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The Ethics of Citizenship Tests

Over the last decade, tests and exams for immigrants have proliferated – especially, but not only, in Europe - but so have controversies about what they may legitimately ask. Such tests can be empower… read more

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The Return of Religion?

Calling the US religious and Europe secular is to invoke a well-worn contrast. Yet, in some respects, this clichéd opposition has actually been reversed recently: religion played virtually no role dur… read more

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