Paula Diehl

Topic of her lecture at the Night of Philosophy in Israel 2021:

The Future of Democracy
With Cedric Cohen-Skalli, Oliver Marchart and Jan Sowa
In English

Paula Diehl (PhD Humboldt University, Berlin). Professor for Political Theory, History of Ideas and Political Culture at the University of Kiel, Germany. She is associated researcher of Sciences Po in Paris and of the Max Planck Institute (History of Emotions) in Berlin. She was guest professor, among others, at Washington University (St. Louis), Sciences Po (Paris), École des Hautes Études, and Institute for Advanced Studies (Bologna). Diehl’s current research projects are dedicated to populism, political representation, and to the concept of the political imaginary.


She is Autor of The Populist Twist. The Relationship Between the Leader and the People in Populism; In: Johannes Pollak/ Dario Castiglione (ed.): Making Present. Theorizing the new Politics of Representation, University of Chicago Press Routledge, Rosanvallon´s concepts of representation and the People and their importance for the understanding of Populism, in: Oliver Flügel-Martinsen et. al. (ed.): Pierre Rosanvallon's Interdisciplinary Political Thought. Columbia University Press/ Transcript 2019; Conceptualizing the Political Imaginary, Special Issue Social Epistemology 2019 (ed. With Craig Browne). Populism and the Imagination of the Past and Future, in: Olaf Kaltmeier et. al. (ed.): Cherishing the Past, Envisioning the Future, University of New Orleans Press 2021.