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The Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy

Fuzzy Democracy: Political Change and Public Discourse in the “West” and beyond since the 1970s


Monday, March 24, 2014
5:30 p.m.
Stokes Hall, Room 195S

with Paul Nolte
Friedrich-Meinecke Institute at the Free University of Berlin

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about the speaker



Paul Nolte is a historian, journalist, and professor at the Friedrich-Meinecke Institute at the Free University of Berlin. His work focuses on contemporary history, comparative politics, and eighteenth to twentieth century German and American social history.

Since finishing his Ph.D. in 1993, he has worked as an assistant professor at Bielefeld University, a German Kennedy Memorial Fellow at Harvard University, and a professor of history at Jacobs University Bremen. Currently, he is the president of the Evangelical Academy in Berlin and the executive editor of the Journal of Historical Social Science, which focuses on socio-critical analysis.

Professor Nolte’s books include Generation Reform (2005), Risky Modernity: the Germans and the New Capitalism (2006), and What is Democracy? Past and Present (2012). His work has attracted significant attention in Germany for its focus on middle class issues, regulation, the welfare state, and economic stagnation.