Economy, law, politics

  • The ’68 movement and civil rights: The USA: from the struggle for civil rights to the revolution of rights; from the revolution of rights to the conservative revolution; civil rights and natural law.
  • Juridical issues of the ¨forbiden to forbid¨ dogma: the balance between freedom, coexistence and the protection of minorities; tolerance of political systems to hate ideologies; the limits to the freedom of expression: offensive or artistic expression. 
  • Communist propaganda during the ’68 movement: the political utopias of the ’68 and their evolution; origins of populism in the rebellious movements of the ’68; the new populism.
  • The ’68 movement and the law: modernity, natural law and positivism; law and the crisis of rights; pragmatism and freedom; the changing idea of freedom: freedom as a project vs. freedom as protection. 
  • The ’68 and the wealthy society: values and the “glorious thirties”; youth and the welfare states of Europe; materialism and political models; the person in the dictatorial regimes: the power of the deprived. 
  • Transparency as a tool for democratic regeneration: elements of active and passive transparency in political institutions.
  • Law and globalization: the superseding of the state juridical frame.
  • The future of the European Union: national sovereignty and community integration.
  • Populism and representative democracy: the crisis of political representation, new forums for public participation.