7 February 2020

The Tribalization of Europe

In her latest book, The Tribalization of Europe – A Defence of our Liberal Values, professor Marlene Wind describes what seems for her to be one of the major challenges for Europe – the ongoing tribalization of the European countries. In professor Wind’s opinion, the tribalization, driven by the spread of anti-globalization and identity politics, has severe consequences for the European democracies and has already lead to violations of fundamental liberal democratic values in a range of European countries.

Her book is a wakeup call for Europe to defend democratic values again multiple populist movements that, according to professor Wind, might threaten the liberal foundation of the EU, as we know it.

Reviews:

‘The Tribalization of Europe is a hard-headed analysis of the turn towards narrow populist nationalism, as well as an impassioned defence of the liberal values needed to sustain a democratic political future.’
Francis Fukuyama, Stanford University

‘Marlene Wind has written an eloquent, magisterial and compelling warning: the degradation of democracy to extreme majoritarianism and adherence to the tribe (even if a tribe of citizens) fundamentally questions our common democratic values.’
Carlos Closa, European University Institute

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