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Gozálvez, Vicent, Maria Rosa Buxarrais, and Cruz Pérez. “Towards a post-democratic era? Moral education against new forms of authoritarianism.” Journal of Moral Education (2023): 1-15.


Educating in a convulsed political context demands a detailed analysis of the new circumstances of our times, especially the current democracy crisis. According to the latest reports issued by international evaluation organisations, one of the greatest challenges for democratic citizenship is the emergence and rise of authoritarianism within the framework of the so-called post-democracy, and also in the manifestations known as illiberal democracy. Moral and civic education has to respond to this challenge. With this in mind, we propose revitalising a participative and deliberative democracy model, rethinking the basic values in citizens’ education, redefining the relation between what is public and what is private, and empowering sensitivity and free creation in the new maker culture.

The Illiberalism Studies Program studies the different faces of illiberal politics and thought in today’s world, taking into account the diversity of their cultural context, their intellectual genealogy, the sociology of their popular support, and their implications on the international scene.