Democracy in the age of polycrisis with Adam Tooze

During the Annual Council Meeting, Mark Leaonard and Adam Tooze discussed about the polycrisis

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This week, European decision-makers and opinion-shapers gathered in Stockholm for ECFR´s annual council meeting. There, they discussed how democracy might survive the complex interaction of multiple overlapping crises: from covid-19 to climate change and Russia´s war on Ukraine. In this week´s episode, Mark Leonard welcomes ECFR trustee and director of the European Institute and professor of history at Columbia University, Adam Tooze, to examine the notion of polycrisis.

What exactly does the term polycrisis mean, and what does it tell us about the present realities affecting Europe? Can we talk about “an age of polycrisis”? And how will the polycrisis shape global dynamics and the future of the European continent?

This podcast was recorded on 8 June 2023.

Bookshelf :

Phenomenal World, a blog by Kate Mackenzie and Tim Sahay
Leçons d’un siècle de vie, Edgar Morin

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