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Habermas and Eriksen on democracy in Europe

Jürgen Habermas will hold the Holberg Lecture ’Democracy in Europe’ at the University of Stavanger on 11 September 2014. Erik O. Eriksen has been invited to comment on his work and engage in a debate with one of the great thinkers of our time.


Habermas (right) with Eriksen after the Holberg Lecture (Photo: University of Stavanger)

The German social scientist and philosopher Jürgen Habermas is recognized as one of the world’s leading intellectuals. Over the last 25 years he has made important contributions to the debate on the future of European democracy. Habermas will hold a lecture the EU and the efforts to build post-national democracy. ARENA director Erik O. Eriksen has published extensively on topics closely related to Habermas’ work, Habermas being an important source of scholarly inspiration.

ARENA’s Erik O. Eriksen and Cathrine Holst will also contribute with lectures on the condictions for democracy in the age of globalisation on the following day. This session is dedicated to discussing Habermas’ ideas as well as the challenges for democracy in Norway in the year that the Constitution’s bicentenary is celebrated.

The seminar is free of charge and open for everyone upon registration.

Habermas Symposium 2014, University of Stavanger

Published Aug. 27, 2014 11:49 AM - Last modified Sep. 7, 2021 10:38 AM