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The Pace of History, the Shape of Democracy: #4 Nationalism and return to the Past



The Pace of History, the Shape of Democracy: #4 Nationalism and return to the Past

A talk by
Dr Matteo Albanese (University of Lisbon)
Dr Joe Mulhall (Hope not Hate magazine)
chaired by Prof Andrea Mammone (Royal Holloway)

The recent electoral breakthrough of the far-right Alternative für Deutschland, becoming one of the largest parties in the German parliament, has been worrying many commentators. Are fascism and authoritarianism returning in modern-day Europe? In the era of political demagogy, post-truth, migrations and anti-EU stances, this timely roundtable featuring global experts on right wing extremism and xenophobia Dr. Matteo Albanese (University of Lisbon) and Dr. Joe Mulhall (Hope not Hate magazine) and chaired by  Royal Holloway’s historian and media pundit Andrea Mammone, will cope with such relevant socio-political challenges  social changes. This touches, in fact, the inner soul of western democracies: are the years of multiculturalism gone? Is nationalism going to dismantle European integration? Will extremist forces change traditional institutions?


The autumn at the Italian Cultural Institute is dedicated to contemporary history: twelve talks on "The Pace of History, the Principle of Democracy", from 21 September, organised by professor Andrea Mammone (Royal Holloway) and Professor Umberto Gentiloni (la Sapienza, Rome). In a fast-moving world, these talks analyse the current state of western democracies, including the changing faces of politics, the relationships between citizens and institutions, the impact of new media, the rising inequalities, and how society and culture react to these challenges.

Four more talks on Antonio Gramsci and his enduring legacy, 80 years after his death, will take place starting on 26 October, on the occasion of the exhibition of his Prison Notebooks, for the first time travelling outside of Italy. Organised by the Fondazione Gramsci with the Institute

Distinguished historians, Italian and international, every week at the Institute.

Watch this space: the events will be added regularly on our website and you will be able to book online


Date: Thursday, October 12, 2017

Time: From 7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : ICI London

Entry : Free


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