Konservativ 21.0. An agenda for Germany

10 April 2019, 19:00
Andreas Rödder
As part of the series "Zur Sache..." – Authors in the Staatsbibliothek

Andreas Rödder | © Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz/ Bert Bostelmann

Andreas Rödder | © Johannes-Gutenberg University Mainz/ Bert Bostelmann

Series "Zur Sache..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek

About the event

The mainstream parties are on the defensive. During the years of the grand coalitions, the political debate has shifted towards the edges of the political spectrum. These edges are becoming stronger, while the political centre remains lost for words – a highly volatile development for the party system and parliamentary democracy known to us so far.

But what could a new, contemporary conservatism look like that reverses this trend? Andreas Rödder analyses the current situation of democracy in Germany and defines the core of conservative thinking, in order to apply a conservatism of the future summed up in twelve propositions to the concrete areas of politics: from European politics and the big issues of migration, the environment and education up to the pet topic of the right-wing populists: the homeland and patriotism. "Konservativ 21.0" is a brilliant analysis of the conservative deficits causing the ailment of today’s politics, and at the same time a fervent appeal to stop populism from putting the wind up us.

Moderation: Jan Fleischhauer, Der Spiegel

Personal data

Andreas Rödder, born in 1967, is a Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. He has become known to a broader public particularly through his widely known books "21.0. Eine kurze Geschichte der Gegenwart" ("21.0. A short history of our time") and "Wer hat Angst vor Deutschland? Geschichte eines europäischen Problems" ("Who’s afraid of Germany? The history of a European problem").

About the series

"Zur Sache..." / "To the point..." – Authors at the Staatsbibliothek, is a series of events jointly organised by the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, the C.H.Beck publishing house, the Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt (DVA), the publishing house Antje Kunstmann and the dtv publishing house, with the kind support of the Sponsors and Friends of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek and the book trader Lehmkuhl.

Information overview

Date10 April 2019, 19:00
VenueBayerische Staatsbibliothek, Fürstensaal, 1st floor
Ludwigstr. 16, 80539 Munich
Public transportUnderground lines U3/ U6, bus lines 58/ 68/ 153/ 154, station/ bus stop Universität
Bus lines 100/ 153, bus stop Von-der-Tann-Strasse
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