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24.06.2016
Ivan Krastev

Utopian dreams beyond the border

If the financial crisis divided the EU between creditors and debtors, opening a gap between North and South, the refugee crisis re-opened the gap between East and West. What we witness today, writes Ivan Krastev, is not what Brussels describes as a lack of solidarity, but a clash of solidarities: national, ethnic and religious solidarity chafing against our obligations as human beings. [ more ]

23.06.2016
Matthew Kaminski

The day after Britain votes

23.06.2016
Kenan Malik

Beyond the Brexit debate

21.06.2016
Ben Little

Labour's lost referendum

21.06.2016
Benjamin Tallis

Fear and loathing in the UK

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Ivan Krastev

Utopian dreams beyond the border

Clash of solidarities If the financial crisis divided the EU between creditors and debtors, opening a gap between North and South, the refugee crisis re-opened the gap between East and West. What we witness today, writes Ivan Krastev, is not what Brussels describes as a lack of solidarity, but a clash of solidarities: national, ethnic and religious solidarity chafing against our obligations as human beings. [ more ]

24.06.2016
 

Brexit

Kenan Malik

Beyond the Brexit debate

The people of the EU Whatever the result of Thursday's UK referendum, neither popular disaffection with mainstream political institutions, nor the sense among large sections of the electorate of being politically voiceless, is likely to subside. Nor will it, argues Kenan Malik, until the reasons for that disaffection are directly addressed. [ more ]

23.06.2016

Matthew Kaminski

The day after Britain votes

No more business as usual Whether the UK remains an EU member or not after Thursday's vote, there's no business as usual to return to for Britain, the EU or even the western world. So says the executive editor of POLITICO's European edition, Matthew Kaminski. [ more ]

23.06.2016

Benjamin Tallis

Fear and loathing in the UK

A cautionary tale Both Remain and Leave campaigns are equally culpable for the toxic mixture of ill feeling and scare tactics that has defined the build up to Thursday's referendum, writes Benjamin Tallis. A British citizen who has spent most of his working life on the continent, Tallis bemoans how these dismal campaigns have obscured the fact that, for all its faults, the European Union remains the world's most successful liberal project. [ more ]

21.06.2016

Ben Little

Labour's lost referendum

Analysis Ahead of Thursday's EU referendum, Ben Little of "Soundings" (UK) looks beyond the daily diet of questionable and competing facts circulated by party political factions, and considers the deep-seated tensions that currently shape the United Kingdom's fractured political landscape. [ more ]

21.06.2016
Anthony Barnett

The European project and the case for Remain

Bremain Anthony Barnett, founder of "openDemocracy" (UK), argues for the United Kingdom remaining a European Union member state. In the process, he reflects on the changing prospects for a genuinely democratic Europe, and on the role of various new platforms in shaping European debate. [ more ]

09.06.2016
Erik Oddvar Eriksen, John Erik Fossum

Second-rate Europeans?

Lessons from the European Union's non-members

Blind spots States such as Norway or Switzerland have tended to relinquish sovereignty to the European Union without any prospect of co-determining the course that the Union takes, write Erik O. Eriksen and John Erik Fossum. Such states are poorly prepared for new EU treaties and reforms. [ more ]

10.06.2016

Read also Andrew Glencross: UK referendum as a pan-European affair

Maciej Kuziemski, Jan Zielonka

How the European Union inhibits integration

A conversation with Jan Zielonka

Impasse Today's EU is riddled with tensions and its founding ideals are endangered as never before. What's now required, says Jan Zielonka, is a form of European integration able to meet the needs of societies put under pressure by current geopolitical tensions and the digital revolution. [ more ]

09.06.2016
 

Populism

Ulrike Guérot

The failure of the political centre ground

The EU and the rise of right-wing populism

European politics There is a no-man's-land between European post-democracy and national democracy that largely consists of grand coalitions of the political centre. It is here that European populism is flourishing and will continue to do so. Ulrike Guérot offers a corrective. [ more ]

15.06.2016
 

A look into the latest issues

Eurozine Review

Not looking closely enough

Journals digest In "Blätter", Ulrike Guérot offers a corrective to European postdemocracy; "openDemocracy" founder Anthony Barnett states the case for "Bremain"; "Esprit" considers how to eat well and save the planet; "New Humanist" isn't exactly sold on cryonics; "Dziejaslou" dips into the correspondence of a Belarusian prisoner of conscience; "Fronesis" challenges the dominant ideology of capitalist (welfare) societies; and "Syn og Segn" on why a Muslim is not always a Muslim. [ more ]

15.06.2016
Lóránt Gyori, Péter Krekó

Don't ignore the Left!

Connections between Europe's radical Left and Russia

Political influence It's not just Europe's far right parties; the radical Left too has both personal and political connections to the Kremlin, write analysts Péter Krekó and Lóránt Gyori. Moreover, the old "comrade networks" of Soviet times remain active. [ more ]

14.06.2016
Steffen Vogel

Nuit debout: Renaissance of the French Left?

Social movements Amid the inner turmoil of France's socialists, Steffen Vogel asks: could the Nuit debout movement signal the renaissance of the French Left; or even a broader cultural turn altogether? Since emerging in Paris in early 2016, the movement was quick to go nationwide. [ more ]

13.06.2016
Christian Rémésy

Eating well and saving the planet

Food transition The globalized food industry has played havoc with ecological systems during the past 50 years. Christian Rémésy, of France's National Institute for Agricultural Research, insists that a much-needed food transition is possible; all that is lacking is political will. [ more ]

08.06.2016

Read also Antti Nylén on meat-eating

Cal Flyn

Life after death

Cryonics Once the preserve of eccentrics and cranks, cryonics is entering the mainstream. Is eternal life possible – or even desirable? Traversing the interface between transhumanist subcultures and high-stakes investment in novel technologies, Cal Flyn investigates. [ more ]

10.06.2016
Hanna Bäckström, Johan Örestig, Erik Persson

The EU migrant debate as ideology

Social rights, obligations and responsibility in the capitalist welfare state

Sweden Public debate in Sweden on EU migrants has become particularly divisive of late, reinforcing misleading notions of who is considered "deserving" of welfare and who "non-deserving". The authors appeal for a political community based on radically different principles. [ more ]

15.06.2016

Read also Cecilia Parsberg's Giving in free movement Europe

 

Neighbourhood in Europe I

Sergei Lebedev

Taking responsibility

Soviet crimes and Russian democracy

Justice Russia's democratic movement needs to develop a cultural and political strategy based on the following premise, writes Sergey Lebedev: that a systemic failure to deal properly with Soviet-era crimes has engendered the present-day authoritarian Russian state. This is the only way to end the damaging series of half remedies that has so far sustained the illusion of justice being restored. [ more ]

07.06.2016
 

Power politics

Garry Kasparov, Luka Lisjak Gabrijelcic

Preparing for change

A conversation with Garry Kasparov

Strategy Once considered a force of stability after the Yeltsin years, Vladimir Putin now depends on exporting instability and escalating international tensions in order to retain his grip on power at home. In the face of which, Garry Kasparov warns against complacency – at the same time as insisting that it is merely a question of time before Putin's apparent show of strength gives way to dramatic change in Russia itself. [ more ]

03.06.2016
 

Article of the month

Henry Giroux, Almantas Samalavicius

Higher education and neoliberal temptation

A conversation with Henry Giroux

Interview If the university is to survive, faculty are going to have to rethink their roles as public intellectuals, connect their scholarship to broader social issues and learn how to write for and speak to a broader public. Of this much, the cultural critic Henry Giroux is convinced. [ more ]

04.05.2016
 
Jim Blackburn, Adam Szymanski

Turkey at a geopolitical crossroads

A conversation with Adam Szymanski

Politics Once again, Turkey finds itself at the centre of a storm of conflicting international interests. As neither the deadly chaos in the Middle East nor the refugee crisis show any sign of letting up, the issue of Cyprus rumbles on. Meanwhile, the country's domestic politics remain something of a minefield. [ more ]

27.05.2016
Camille Robcis, Aro Velmet

Universalist politics and its crises

A conversation with Camille Robcis

Rights Human emancipation was always a more complex issue than it might at first seem, and never more so than in today's France. Camille Robcis discusses the evolution of French Republicanism since the 1980s in relation to controversies over same-sex marriage, integration and racism. [ more ]

24.05.2016
Yann Moulier Boutang

The euro and the question of monetary sovereignty

Economics Without the single currency, says Yann Moulier Boutang, Europe really would have plunged into a 1930s-style depression by now. The solution to the eurozone's woes lies in a kind of "people's quantitative easing" used for social and public purposes, not just propping up financial institutions. [ more ]

30.05.2016
Regina Kreide

The silence of political liberalism

Theory & practice Political theory has remained disturbingly silent in the face of multiple global crises, writes Regina Kreide. Is the current extremity of political and economic circumstances simply inexplicable? Or do political theorists tend to look down on social reality from too great a philosophical height? [ more ]

31.05.2016

From the archive

Seyla Benhabib

Critique of humanitarian reason

Refugees Never have there been more refugees in the world as today: an estimated 45 million in total. So what's the current relationship between international law, emancipatory politics and the rights of the rightless? Seyla Benhabib on the urgent need to create new political vistas. [Estonian version added] [ more ]

18.07.2014
 

Family life

Martha Albertson Fineman, Mirjam Katzin

The human condition

A conversation with Martha Albertson Fineman

Privatization As privatization displaces a sense of civic responsibility on both sides of the Atlantic, care-workers become ever more isolated. Martha Albertson Fineman insists that, rather than the gender of the person doing the care work, it's the care work itself that simply isn't valued in today's society. [ more ]

24.05.2016
 

Beyond conflict stories

Matteo Tacconi

Izolyatsia, the Ukrainian cultural factory

Freedom of expression Izolyatsia is a platform that promotes artistic and cultural initiatives. Its headquarters were in Donbas before war broke out, now they are in Kyiv. However, Izolyatsia's values remain the same: to guarantee freedom of expression. Matteo Tacconi reports. [ more ]

19.05.2016
 

Culture and the commons

Vitalie Sprinceana

The city belongs to all of us

Urban activism in Chisinau

Creative communities Recent urban development in Moldova's capital city Chisinau is in many ways typical of other post-Soviet cities where aggressive privatization and the de-industrialization of urban economies have prompted the rise of social inequality. Sociologist and urban activist Vitalie Sprinceana describes how Chisinau's citizens and activists are rehabilitating urban space by forging new urban networks and creative communities. [ more ]

13.05.2016

Ann Marie Utratel

No collaborative economy without commons

A report from Barcelona

Decision-making Following the election of the city's new mayor Ada Colau in June 2015, Barcelona has reinvented itself amid a hive of social, cultural and political activism. Ann Marie Utratel explains how the city's transformation resonates with inspired efforts to realign collaborative economies with the commons paradigm. [ more ]

13.05.2016

Igor Stokfiszewski

Polish culture is turning barren

Resistance After 100 days in power, Poland's nationalist right-wing government expressed its desire to completely transform Polish culture. As the anticipated assault on the country's national culture gets underway, journalist and activist Igor Stokfiszewski of Krytyka Polityczna considers the threat that this blinkered approach poses to the vibrancy and diversity of grassroots cultural initiatives. [ more ]

13.05.2016

Read also All articles in Culture and the commons

 

Neighbourhood in Europe II

Carl Henrik Fredriksson

In a backyard that doesn't exist

How Russia has changed the European post-Cold War order

Security Carl Henrik Fredriksson considers the rather misguided notion that Russia under Vladimir Putin may have become a threat to security in Europe. In fact, Russia's contraventions of international treaties during the last decade render the very concept of European security null and void. [ more ]

06.05.2016
 

Whose Anthropocene?

Timothy J. LeCain

Heralding a new humanism

The radical implications of Chakrabarty's "Four theses"

Transformation The unnatural power of human society and technology has grown so great that it has, ironically, come full circle to become natural again, writes Timothy J. LeCain. Responding to Dipesh Chakrabarty's "Four theses", LeCain considers the resulting breach in what once seemed like an impregnable wall of separation between natural history and human history. [ more ]

15.04.2016
Kathleen McAfee

The politics of nature in the Anthropocene

Social movements In dialogue with Dipesh Chakrabarty, Kathleen McAfee considers the grounds on which a politics of broader solidarity can and must emerge in the face of an unprecedented ecological turning point; a turning point that is simultaneously a crisis of subsistence for billions of people, albeit to different degrees and in different ways. [ more ]

15.04.2016
Roshi Naidoo

Strangers when we meet: Identity and solidarity

Politics The urgency of global challenges like climate change and the need for collective action might be expected to reduce the importance of identity politics and questions of difference. And yet, writes Roshi Naidoo, it remains the case that there is no neutral conception of humanity for us all to belong to. [ more ]

13.04.2016
 

Ukraine in European dialogue

Tatiana Zhurzhenko

Hybrid reconciliation

Dialogue It seems that, subsequent to the "hybrid war" between Ukraine and Russia, reconciliation efforts have ensued – but only at first glance. In fact, what we witness is a continuation of war by other means, writes Tatiana Zhurzhenko. Mapping the growing alienation between the two nations, she asks: under what conditions is dialogue possible? [ more ]

08.04.2016
Yustyna Kravchuk

Self-reflection through the visual

Notes on some Maidan documentaries

Film Today, the Maidan revolution lives on in a wealth of documentary films about the events of 2013-14 in Ukraine. Yustyna Kravchuk compares and contrasts the approaches of the films' creators, and the implications of these for the articulation of collective political desires. [ more ]

08.04.2016

Read also All articles in Ukraine in European dialogue

 

Network news

Eurozine News Item

New Eurozine partner: Ny Tid (Norway)

News The Norwegian monthly "Ny Tid" has joined the Eurozine network. Through an international and critical lens, "Ny Tid" examines global conflicts, migration, surveillance and environmental issues. The publication's wide-ranging cultural section stands out for its sustained focus on documentary film. [ more ]

04.04.2016
 

Europe's borderless future

Ulrike Guérot, Robert Menasse

Europe: The reconstruction of the Free World

Rights A borderless Europe may seem like a distant prospect at the moment. But as struggles for universal access to the global commons beyond the nation-state intensify, it is bound to become a necessity, say Ulrike Guérot and Robert Menasse. [ more ]

30.03.2016
Vlasta Jalusic

The European legacy in Africa

(The African legacy in Europe)

Essay The unholy alliance of bureaucracy and race, a pernicious legacy of imperialism, is very much alive today. So says Vlasta Jalusic, who urges reflection on the implications of this for a world system in which both Africa and Europe are marked by genocides of the none-too-distant past. [ more ]

23.03.2016
Adam Balcer

A new Eurasian paradigm

Geopolitics If the European Union wants to remain relevant in global affairs, it must be active along the new Silk Road, writes Adam Balcer. It must look to a Eurasia that goes beyond Russia and the former Soviet republics, and formulate an eastern policy concerned primarily with China, Turkey and Iran. [ more ]

09.03.2016
 

European politics

Anton Shekhovtsov, Slawomir Sierakowski

Patterns of illiberalism in central Europe

A conversation with Anton Shekhovtsov

Transition It was not long ago that the countries of eastern and central Europe served as a model of successful democratic transition for Ukraine. But today, Poland's turn to the right has refocused attention on the roots of the region's illiberal democracies. Anton Shekhovtsov considers the implications of these developments for Europe as a whole. [Russian version added] [ more ]

22.02.2016

Michal Matlak, Donald Tusk

The case for Europe

A conversation with Donald Tusk

Interview Since becoming President of the European Council in December 2014, Donald Tusk has witnessed economic crisis in Greece, the conflict in Ukraine and the largest influx of migrants and refugees into Europe since World War II. He has also struggled to reach a compromise with the British government to avert a possible Brexit. About all of this and more, Tusk speaks to Michal Matlak. [ more ]

26.02.2016
 

Migration, memory & media

Arjun Appadurai

Aspirational maps

On migrant narratives and imagined future citizenship

Belonging The wave of migrants from the Middle East and North Africa is threatening to unravel the very foundations of European ideas of full citizenship, asylum and refuge, says Arjun Appadurai. But there must be a richer cultural road to legal and bureaucratic solutions currently being debated. [ more ]

19.02.2016
Ivaylo Ditchev

Borders are back in fashion

Security The fascination of a borderless world has rapidly worn off in an age of accelerating mobility, writes Ivaylo Ditchev. As forms of mobility become increasingly collective, the crisis of the liberal border-machine deepens and political decision-making is thrown into disarray. [ more ]

12.02.2016
Michal Koran

No time to lose hope

Central Europe at breaking point

Opinion There is a genuinely European future for central Europe, insists Michal Koran. But it won't come to fruition without a frank look at the deficiencies that accompanied the transformation of central European societies during the last two decades. [ more ]

19.02.2016
Jonas König

Pristina: Departure city?

Urban life As in so many cities on the European periphery, Kosovo's capital Pristina is fundamentally shaped by emigration. Jonas König explores the departure city, where provisional structures become long-term solutions, and translocal spaces and networks are ever-present. [ more ]

16.02.2016
 

Russia

Maria Stepanova

The haunted house

Contemporary Russia between past and past

Revisions Twenty-five years after the USSR's collapse, writes Maria Stepanova, history has turned into a kind of minefield, a realm of constant, traumatic revision. As a result, Russia is living in a schizoid present where the urgent need for a new language is far from being met. [ more ]

18.01.2016

Read also All articles in the focal point Russia in global dialogue

 

Digital cultures

Lev Manovich

100 billion rows per second

The culture industry in the early 21st century

Big data When Adorno and Horkheimer wrote "Dialectic of Enlightenment", interpersonal interactions were not yet directly part of the culture industry. But now that they are, it would be wrong to assume that the technologies of the big data revolution come with built-in ideologies, writes Lev Manovich. [ more ]

02.02.2016
Andreas Bernard

The total archive

On the function of not-knowing in digital culture

Humanities From Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream" to Nora Ephron's "You've Got Mail", it's the gaps in characters' knowledge that are decisive in propelling the plot forward, writes Andreas Bernard. But now information is permanently available, narrative and imagination will never be the same again. [ more ]

24.02.2016
István Józsa, Geert Lovink

From data to Dada

Reinventing our culture in the Internet age

Interview We must understand how the global (data) economy works, says Geert Lovink, if we are to effectively reinvent our culture. So, while building independent infrastructures remains of primary importance, net criticism needs updating and upgrading, before it becomes subject to deletion. [ more ]

19.11.2015
Marc-Olivier Padis

The paranoid style in the digital era

Debate Half a century after Richard Hofstadter described "the paranoid style in American politics", Marc-Olivier Padis of "Esprit" discerns a similar phenomenon in the French media. In an article first published in early November, Padis objects to the weakening of the norms of democratic debate. [ more ]

18.11.2015
Kathrin Passig, Aleks Scholz

Mud and mush and bits

Why there's no such thing as digitalization

Philosophy Either digitalization is celebrated as capable of rescuing the world or damned as the beginning of the end, write Kathrin Passig and Aleks Scholz. But a more nuanced approach is both possible and desirable, including to the categories "digital" and "analogue" themselves. [ more ]

09.11.2015
Dubravka Sekulic

Legal hacking and space

What can urban commons learn from the free software hackers?

Commons The urban commons must be readdressed through the lens of the digital commons, writes Dubravka Sekulic. The experience of the free software community and its resistance to the enclosure of code will prove particularly valuable where participation and regulation are concerned. [ more ]

04.11.2015
Nishant Shah

The quantified selfie

Control The image of a single face pouting at the camera on a phone clumsily extended to the perfect angle: this is just the beginning of the story, writes Nishant Shah. Every selfie triggers an avalanche of data that is collated and consolidated beyond your imagination or control. [ more ]

30.10.2015
 

Art & Literature

Alessandro Ludovico

Machine writing

From meta-knowledge to artificial intelligence

Remix The latest machine writing may be more technologically heavy-handed than, say, the creation of "portmanteau words" in Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass". But some of the linguistic inventiveness generated by machines is no less enchanting, finds Alessandro Ludovico. [ more ]

04.05.2016

Markian Kamysh, Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

"Chernobyl should have been preserved as a cultural object"

A conversation with Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

Film Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, celebrated Ukrainian director Myroslaw Slaboschpyzkyj talks about his past and forthcoming film projects relating to the Zone; as well as the clash of film-making cultures with which all today's directors must contend. [Italian version added] [ more ]

21.04.2016

Nikki Baughan

The reel world

Film Filmmakers who push back at social conventions take risks with their careers and, sometimes, frighten their audiences. Nikki Baughan speaks to leading directors Susanne Bier (Denmark) and Haifaa Al Mansour (Saudi Arabia) about using the big screen to challenge ways of life. [ more ]

07.01.2016
 

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