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Die SCRIPTS Wissensskulptur

Inwiefern werden die Versprechen des liberalen Skripts, wie Freiheit, Gerechtigkeit und Wohlstand erfüllt oder gebrochen? SCRIPTS untersucht in der neuen Wissensinstallation die spannungsreichen Kontestationen des liberalen Skripts.

Apr 25, 2024

SCRIPTS Working Paper No. 40 by Xinyuan Dai and Lucie Lu

Beyond Liberal Narratives. China and the International Human Rights Order

Apr 16, 2024

SCRIPTS Working Paper No. 39 by Jessica Gienow-Hecht and Steffen Just

Music and Human Rights Since World War II

Apr 16, 2024

SCRIPTS Working Paper No. 38 by Adriana Cuppuleri

20 Years of LIO Contestation(s). A Computational Text Analysis of Russia’s Foreign Policy Discourse (2003–2023)

Apr 03, 2024

SCRIPTS Blog Post No. 71 by Roberta Astolfi

Roberta Astolfi presents her political-philosophical reflections on Meloni’s proposal for a constitutional reform, which points to a deep ongoing crisis of representativity of the Italian government and raises questions about the future of the liberal democratic system.

Mar 20, 2024

SCRIPTS Working Paper No. 37 by Cristiane Lucena Carneiro and Mariane Monteiro Costa

Institutions of the Inter-American Human Rights System and Their Role in Shaping the Liberal International Order.

Mar 06, 2024


SCRIPTS’ scientists will host and actively participate in 33 panels and roundtables throughout the four-day event of the ISA 65th Annual Conevntion 2024. 

Mar 05, 2024

SCRIPTS Working Paper No. 36 by Arie Kacowicz

Before and After the Liberal International Order. Overlapping and Diverging Trajectories of the International Society and the Liberal Order

Mar 05, 2024

SCRIPTS Arguments by Curd Knüpfer

Two factors stand out in the ongoing contestations of the liberal script: 1) the rapid transformation of democratic media systems, accompanied by new modes of collective will formation, and 2) an increase in digitally facilitated connections among avowedly illiberal actors. To effectively address these challenges, liberal institutions must update the heuristics that guide their responses to these emerging phenomena.

Nov 29, 2023

New Leadership at SCRIPTS

The Cluster has elected a new leadership in its last plenary meeting and we are delighted to welcome Mark Hallerberg and Yasemin Soysal.

Nov 28, 2023

SCRIPTS | Midterm Conference

Midterm Conference (SCRIPTS) - The Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the liberal Script (SCRIPTS)" is taking stock after around four years of funding.

Nov 27, 2023

Call for Papers: Workshop on Race and Multilateralism in the International Order

The research project “Race and Multilateralism: The Anatomy of a Complex Relationship” (RAM) based at the Freie Universität Berlin and funded by SCRIPTS, is organising a workshop on 23rd-24th May 2024 on the relationship between race and multilateralism in the international order. Call for Papers (PDF) Deadline: 05 January, 2024

Nov 15, 2023

Fall Academy “Challenging Inequality (II)” at the University of Konstanz

For the second time, the  Fall Academy  took place at the University Konstanz, 4 to 6 October 2023.

Nov 14, 2023

SCRIPTS Blog Post No. 69 by Alexander Libman

How do politicians, academic and intellectuals in the West talk about major international crises and contestations of the liberal script? The war in Gaza offers important insights in this respect, if one compares it to the war in Ukraine.

Nov 09, 2023

SCRIPTS Arguments by Anette Fasang

The liberal script is associated with a great deal of economic inequalities and legitimates them with a set of narratives, or myths. Most of the legitimising narratives focus on individuals and the belief that individuals can improve their economic situation by bettering themselves, for example by investing more in education or by working harder. This myth of individual empowerment ignores that many of the pervasive and widening inequalities are structural.

Nov 07, 2023

SCRIPTS Blog Post No. 68 by Lunting Wu

The Global Gateway Forum (GGF) took place in Brussels a week after the 3rd Belt and Road Forum (BRF) in Beijing. Launched almost two years ago, the Global Gateway (GG) is based on six principles: democratic values and high standards, good governance and transparency, equal partnerships, green and clean, security focused, and catalysing private sector investment.

Oct 30, 2023

Guest Lecture Series at the JFKI: Race, Multilateral Institutions, and International Relations | Winter Term 2023/24

The “Race and Multilateralism” project is pleased to announce its guest lecture series  Race, Multilateral Institutions, and International Relations , hosted at the John F. Kennedy Institute this Winter Semester.

Oct 23, 2023

Call for Papers — Conference: Culture & International History VII Uncertain Boundaries in International History at the JFKI 2024 | Deadline: November 15, 2023

We invite students and scholars of International History, Global History, Area Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Art History, Social Sciences, Cultural Anthropology and related fields to submit proposals by November 15, 2023 . The conference will take place 12-14 December 2024 at the John F. Kennedy Institute in Berlin.

Oct 20, 2023

Tanja A. Börzel and Thomas Risse at the Centennial Speaker Series at the University of Wyoming

SCRIPTS speaker Tanja A. Börzel and Senior Professor and Principal Investigator Thomas Risse presented some of their research at the University of Wyoming during the “Centennial Speaker Series 2023”.

Sep 18, 2023

Europaeum Scholarship: Docotoral Researcher Keith Prushankin

We congratulate SCRIPTS Doctoral Researcher Keith Prushankin , who is part of the 2022/23 programme of Europaeum Scholars , for publishing their report on improving digital public consultations in the European Union. 

Sep 10, 2023