The Crisis of Global Politics: Perspectives from Continental Philosophy

Can the work of the great European philosophers help solve Europe's problems today?

This report explores what we can learn from Heidegger, Arendt, and Anders about how to tackle populism, climate change, and technological change. 

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Biographies from time of publication

Josefin Graef is a Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. Her work focuses on narrative approaches to democracy, populism, political violence and crime as well as identity politics in Europe. She also co-convenes the German Politics Specialist Group of the PSA.

Scott Hamilton is one of Canada’s Banting Postdoctoral Fellows, jointly appointed to the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) in Waterloo, Canada. He has recently published articles in International Theory, the European Journal of International Relations, and Millennium, on topics ranging from continental philosophy to global climate change and the onset of the Anthropocene epoch. His research sits at the intersection of International Relations, environmental politics, and political theory.

Benjamin Martill is a Dahrendorf Postdoctoral Fellow at LSE IDEAS. He is the author of a number of articles on ideology and European foreign policy and co-editor with Uta Staiger of Brexit and Beyond: Rethinking the Futures of Europe (UCL Press).

Sebastian Schindler is a Research Associate at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. His main research areas are theories of International Relations (IR), international organisations, and international political theory. Sebastian has published articles in International Theory, Millennium: Journal of International Studies, the Journal of International Organization Studies, and the Journal of International Relations and Development.

Elke Schwarz is Lecturer in Political Theory at Queen Mary University of London and author of Death machines: The ethics of violent technologies (Manchester University Press, July 2018). She was previously Lecturer in International Politics at the University of Leicester.

Uta Staiger directs the European Institute at UCL. Her research interests are broadly in the area of modern European culture and political thought, with a particular focus at present on emotions and political action. She is UCL’s Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe), a member of the Russell Group EU Advisory Group and the Scottish Council on European Relations, and a Senior Fellow of the Jean Monnet Centre at Canterbury Christ Church University. 

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