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Dienstag, 30.05.2023

Vortrag und Diskussion

The War in Ukraine and the Future of Liberalism

17:00 - 18:30 Uhr
SR 18, SoWi-Gebäude, Universität Innsbruck, Universitätsstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck

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Prof. David M. Rowe

David M. Rowe is a professor of political science at Kenyon College, where he teaches courses on international political economy and international security. In 2022-23, he was a Fulbright NATO Security Studies Scholar in Brussels to consider the future of the transatlantic community. From 2018 to 2022, Prof. Rowe directed Kenyon’s Center for the Study of American Democracy, an endowed, co-curricular institution of the College.

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The war in Ukraine is widely perceived to be in defense of the European project and a broader liberal order. Yet because of how the war is being fought, its successful resolution will neither vindicate liberal values nor reinforce liberalism's role in legitimating political life. It will instead result in an internal conflict within Ukraine between pro-liberal democratic forces on the one hand, and anti-liberal, nationalist democratic forces on the other. This intra-Ukrainian conflict will map neatly and directly onto an emerging great power struggle over liberal and anti-liberal conceptions of the future international order. Liberal theory in international relations must pay greater attention to the critical role of force and violence in building and sustaining peaceful order if it is to provide substantial guidance in navigating the waters ahead.


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