Norbert Elias and the European Union (lectures by Marta Bucholc and Helmut Kuzmics)
The video contains two presentations, that were held directly behind each other on December 7 at the Elias conference in Brussels.
The first presentation by Marta Bucholc examins how the Rule of Law was applied in post-communist societies that today belong to the European Union. Bucholc applies the Figurational Sociology to the case studies Hungary and Poland.
The second presentation by Helmut Kuzmicz (starting after 38 minutes) deals with the case of the Habsburg monarchy and how this power centre failed. Kuzmicz compares its decay with the crisis of multi-ethnic Europe.