Pandemics, Climate, Digitalization: Liberal Social Orders in Global System Competition
After 1990, the end of history was assumed. A worldwide triumph of democracy, the rule of law and the market economy. Thirty years later, however, we find ourselves in a global competition of regulatory ideas. Authoritarian ideas such as those in China have long since claimed power. And even within the democracies of the West, liberal values have come under pressure to gain legitimacy. In the solution of human tasks such as combating pandemics, climate protection and the transformation of the economy and society through digitalization, the models of order are in competition with each other. How do we defend liberal values? How do we solve humanity’s questions with its resources? These questions will be discussed by the Federal Chairman of the FDP Germany and political scientist Christian Lindner in his lecture.