Covid restrictions across the world raise the question of how far a liberal state can go in imposing coercive measures to protect life and health. Oliver Gerstenberg explores the answers the German constitutional court has given in its recent rulings on Germany’s Covid-19 measures. He also reflects on whether a vaccine mandate is compatible with the bedrock of legitimacy in liberal democracies. Continue reading Coronajurisprudence and the limits of liberal coercion
Maria Rubin explores to what extent Russian diaspora literature has produced a mere clone of metropolitan Russian literature, or an alternative cultural formation. Continue reading Diaspora and Homeland: Alternative Worlds of Russian Literature?