What is the liberal order, and what are its alternatives? Discuss the history of liberalism, its weaknesses, and the arguments made about its end. We will examine the role of economic inequality, globalization, the retreat of Western liberalism, and the post-truth environment in weakening it further. We will also explore the remedies to save it.
Beverly Crawford is a professor emerita in international and area studies and political science, as well as director of the Center for German and European Studies, at UC Berkeley. Her publications focus on Germany and its foreign policy, the European Union, globalization, and international political economy.