Our political times appear unstable: Liberal democracy is struggling to retain its inner balance and is being destabilised by both internal and external forces. How can stability be achieved — and what is stability? When does stability become undemocratic? And what can we learn from historical diagnoses of crises and instability for current debates on political, economic and international stability? Political theory and the history of political thought on stability offer answers to these questions: They examine stability as a fundamental norm of Democracy — and destabilise ideas of overly static stability. With contributions by Tobias Albrecht, Vincent August, Manuel Becker, Andreas Braune, Frank Decker, Verena Frick, Johannes Gerschewski, Jens Hacke, Eva Hausteiner, Frauke Höntzsch, Michael Kubiak, Sebastian Lange, Philip Manow, Christoph Michael, Tobias Schottdorf, Veith Selk, Grit Straßenberger, RiekeTrimcev, Felix Wassermann.