New Publication: Prof. Dr. Andreas Urs Sommer


Prof. Dr. Andreas Urs Sommer, research fellow at International Center of Studies on Contemporary Nihilism (CeNic), has published Entscheide Dich! Der Krieg und die Demokratie (Herder, 2023). Some of the main questions raised in this book are: Is war a legitimate tool of democracy? Is war a reprehensible matter in itself, which must be rejected per se by all democratic societies? In response to these questions, the author points out that war and democracy are not mutually excluded; on the opposite, war can also be seen as an opportunity for democratic societies to take responsibility for themselves. This problematic is not only important in the background of the current war in Ukraine, but should be understood as an important contribution to the debate on the geopolitical “tipping point”.

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