A2 Review article in a scientific journal
Powerlessness and Unfairness. A Letter to Jan Zielonka




List of Authors: Henri Vogt
Publisher: Berghahn Books Ltd.
Publication year: 2019
Volume number: 6
Issue number: 1
eISSN: 2332-8908

Abstract

Jan Zielonka’s Counter-Revolution: Liberal Europe in Retreat
(Oxford University Press, 2018) is a furious, worried pamphlet on the challenges
that European democracies are currently facing, on the apparent rise
of illiberalism. This article critically reviews the book and seeks to offer a
somewhat different and perhaps more optimistic picture of the current predicaments
of European politics. The main point of reference in this respect is
Finland, a country whose political institutions have managed, by and large,
to uphold a sense of coherence in society. A commitment to participatory,
equality-based, and freedom-generating institutions can indeed be seen as a
primary means to counter the decline of liberalism.



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