Articles by Patrick Nitzschner

June 26, 2023

🦋 Democratising militant democracy?

Patrick Nitzschner
In crisis. Regressing. Dying. Such unsettling assessments of democracy’s current state have sparked renewed interest in militant democracy – the justifiable repression of anti-democrats. Given the idea’s troubled history, Patrick Nitzscner welcomes attempts to place militant interventions on a securely democratic footing, but remains sceptical of their likely success
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Patrick Nitzschner
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, Lund University

Patrick is a political theorist with a background in political science, international relations, and modern history.

He works in the Carlsberg Foundation-funded research project Populism and Democratic Defence in Europe.

Patrick's work focuses on critical and democratic theory.

Currently, he is particularly interested in rethinking the idea of defending democracy.

He has previously published on Frankfurt School critical theory and on historical international relations.

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