Ivan Krastev and The Light That Failed: The Rise of Illiberal Democracy

Ivan Krastev (b. 1965) is a prominent Bulgarian political scientist, a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, and the author or co-author of eight books. In ‘The Light That Failed: A Reckoning’, Krastev and his co-author Stephen Holmes trace the troubling regress of liberal democracy in several of the former Eastern Bloc countries. In this course, we will engage critically with responses to questions such as ‘Why did the West, after winning the Cold War, lose its political balance?’, and ‘Why did post-Communist Russia turn from a potential ally to an outright enemy of the West?’

DELIVERY MODE

  • Online

SUGGESTED READING

COURSE OUTLINE

  • The author and his work: Ivan Krastev – Bulgarian political scientist and author.
  • The structure of: ‘The Light That Failed: A Reckoning.’
  • The key arguments of: ‘The Light That Failed: A Reckoning.’

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the contribution of Ivan Krastev to contemporary debate about the trajectory of Europe.
  2. Comprehend the structure of: ‘The Light That Failed: A Reckoning.’
  3. Engage critically with the key arguments of: ‘The Light That Failed: A Reckoning.’
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