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070341 VO Further Approaches - The other ends of history (2019W)

The Great Transformation after 1989 (Tadeusz Mazowiecki Lecture Series)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

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Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 21.10. 16:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 28.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 04.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 11.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 18.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 25.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 02.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 09.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Thursday 12.12. 17:00 - 18:30 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 16.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 13.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Monday 27.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07

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Aims, contents and method of the course

The other ends of history: The Great Transformation after 1989
(Tadeusz Mazowiecki Lecture Series)

In the year of 1989 the West and the United States appeared to be the sole victors of history and perceived themselves as such. The lecture explores the expectations and teloi of the postcommunist transformation, which were supposed to end in free market economies and liberal democracies. Thirty years later we have learnt that capitalism can also function without democracy or with a democratic facade. Besides the history of Eastern Europe, the lecture explores the broken capitalism in the United States, the rise of the far right since the 1990s, the side effects of “shock therapy” in Germany and Poland, and the unprecedented decline of Italy as a major industrialized country.
The huge number of publications on the rise of right-wing populists and the crisis of democracy create the impression that all these problems arose with the presidential election of 2016. In fact, the roots of many troubles of our time lie in the global hegemony of neoliberalism that came up in the 1980s. The title of the lecture alludes to The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi and discusses present problems through the lens of one the most respected public intellectuals and economic historians of the early postwar period.
The lecture is combined with guest lectures which are organized in cooperation with the Polish Embassy in Vienna. The cooperation also includes a public roundtable discussion, which is additionally supported by the German Embassy.

Assessment and permitted materials

It is strongly advised to take the lecture seriously and to attend it regularly. Please also take part in the discussion of the guest lectures.
The exam will be about the content of the lectures, of the secondary literature provided on Moodle and the guest lectures.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It is strongly advised to attend the lecture regularly - if you do so and do the reading the exam will not be difficult.

The exam will be about the content of the lecture, of the secondary literature provided on Moodle and the guest lectures. You may write the exam in English and other languages read by the lecturer.

Examination topics

The content of the lecture, of the secondary literature provided on Moodle and the guest lectures. You may write the exam in English.

Reading list

please see the list on the left side. Some of the literature is in English anyway (including my book, there is an English version). But please also read the literature in German!
You can read Krapfl in Slovak as well.

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