The issue topics are: "Complex Society and “Post-Democratic Solutions"
What is happening with respect to democracy – or perhaps should we already been referring to this as ‘post-democracy’ – under these new circumstances? How should we reach a consensus in the situation of an increasingly diversified society? Is it possible that political correctness can help smooth out seemingly intensifying differences? How will transnational corporations ultimately transform the nature of democratic procedures and institutions? Can we rely on new communications media as a panacea for most of the serious political illnesses that have afflicted out societies? In this issue, these and many other questions are answered by: Colin Crouch, a social scientist, to whom we owe the very term ‘post-democracy’; the famous Russian philosopher Valery Podoroga; Charles Taylor, one of the most prominent political philosophers of our time and a Professor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada; Timur Aliev, who is an adviser to the President of Chechnya and also a popular blogger; Danilo Zolo, a Professor of Philosophy and Sociology of Law at the University of Florence in Italy;and Gleb Pavlovksy, Editor-in-Chief of the Russian Journal, who contemplates the ways it is possible to combat deeply-entrenched hate speech. The newsletter also presents Charles Kupchan, a Senior Research Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. His discourse concerns the prospects of Russia – NATO relations.