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Relevant Realism - Truth, Power, and Action for 21st Century Societies

Project description

Old theory of realism gets a facelift

A well-known theory in international relations, realism is based on states’ power and reality. It considers people as selfish and uncooperative. Some scholars argue realism is out-of-date because it does not take into account globalisation, integration, economic interdependence and international trade. The EU-funded RELEVANT REALISM project will develop a new, innovative, nostalgia-free concept of realism called “relevant realism”. To validate this new theory, it will be applied to current political problems. These include the rise of authoritarianism and the apparent ineffectiveness of current truth-concepts, and communicative strategies in countering totalitarian, authoritarian, and simplistic-populist discourses.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/political science/political communication

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-IF-2018
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF

Coordinator

ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA
Address
Via Zamboni 33
40126 Bologna
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 183 473,28