About Herfried Münkler

Herfried Münkler is professor of political theory at Humboldt University, Berlin, and a regular commentator on global affairs in the German media. Among his books is Die neuen Kriege (The New Wars).

Articles by Herfried Münkler

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Covert and hidden populism in unified Germany

Why is it that unlike other European countries, Germany has not had a long-lasting populist party. Though some contemporary German parties have ‘populist affinities and tendencies’, these are short-lived tactics used to win votes, and often associated with political scandal.

Kant's 'perpetual peace': utopia or political guide?

Amid the confusions of global security in the 21st century, can Immanuel Kant’s 209-year old vision of perpetual peace still provide illumination? A leading German analyst assesses its value in the age of pre-emptive war.
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