Debate: the Challenges of Post-Modernity
2022. 03. 19.
The aim of the conference co-organised by Danube Institute and the Eötvös József Research Centre of the University of Public Service was to see the present status and potential of the conservative movement in Britain. This moment is characterised by two factors: it is a Post-Brexit moment, from the point of view of Britain’s external relationships, and a Post-Liberal moment, as far as the ideological debate is concerned internally. Due to these factors, together with further risk factors, including the pandemic, migration crisis and the global threat, which results from the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, the future of British conservatism seems to be open, and subject of different, often conflicting interpretations. The conference served as a platform for different assessments of this state of affairs. Its special flavour comes from its organisation in Budapest, which is in the focus of much conservative attention recently, on an international level. The conference served also as a final assessment of the three years research project run at the Research Institute for Politics and Government of the University of Public Service, with Ferenc Hörcher as its project manager.
- Phillip Blond, Director, ResPublica — Research Fellow, University of Public Service
- Danny Kruger, Member of the British Parliament
- John O'Sullivan, the President of the Danube Institute