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02.05.2016
Ulrike Guérot

Europe as a republic

The story of Europe in the twenty-first century

The system currently known as the European Union is the embodiment of post-democracy, says Ulrike Guérot. The solution: to turn Europe on its head. For the Europe of tomorrow is a European Republic, the embodiment of a transnational community. [Polish version added] [ more ]

02.05.2016
Patrick Bahners

A superfluous undertaking?

02.05.2016
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St. Petersburg Debate on Europe

28.04.2016
Markian Kamysh, Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

"Chernobyl should have been preserved as a cultural object"

28.04.2016
Gisle Selnes, Alberto Toscano

Fanatical counter-histories

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20.04.2016
Eurozine Review

Leaping the boundaries

"Soundings" fashions new languages of solidarity; "Vagant" searches in vain for humanitarian corridors leading to Europe; "Ny Tid" says the essay is a way to political engagement; "Osteuropa" analyses state intervention as practiced in Russia and Hungary; "Merkur" is haunted by selfies picturing the German chancellor; "Index on Censorship" celebrates Shakespearean dissent; and "Letras Libres" traces parallels and disparities between Shakespeare and Cervantes.

06.04.2016
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Drastic measures

23.03.2016
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Unholy alliances

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St. Petersburg Debate on Europe

Anna Akhmatova Literary and Memorial Museum, 15-18 May

Event Russia in Europe – Russia and Europe is the title of the upcoming Debate on Europe, which takes place at the Anna Akhmatova Literary and Memorial Museum in Saint Petersburg from 15 to 18 May. The event is intended as a platform for communication about the forms and prospects of neighbourhood between Russia and Europe today. [ more ]

02.05.2016
 

A new dynamic of protest

Mateusz Falkowski

Marching democracy

Protest Throughout Europe, parliamentary politics has become increasingly intertwined with the politics of street protest, writes Mateusz Falkowski. And as recent events in Poland and Hungary show, a new dynamic of protest has emerged from the clash in central and eastern Europe between populist and liberal visions of democracy. [ more ]

28.04.2016
 

Culture and the commons

Eurozine editorial

Creating the commons, together

Focal point Drawing on affinities between Eurozine's publishing activities and the European Cultural Foundation's Connected Action for the Commons programme, we launch a new focal point exploring the prospects for a commons where cultural and social activists meet with a broader public to create new ways of living together. [More]

Agnieszka Wisniewska

Culture WITH people, not just FOR people!

Participation Received notions of artistic and social practices belonging to separate spheres of society are fading away, writes Agnieszka Wiśniewska of Krytyka Polityczna (Poland). The commons is where cultural and social activists meet with the broader public and, together, create a genuinely participatory culture. [ more ]

26.04.2016

Charlie Tims

A rough guide to the commons

Challenges There are a raft of major challenges that complicate the creation of the commons today. The researcher and writer Charlie Tims considers some of the most pressing of these challenges – in combination with landmark efforts to regain control over domestic and international modes of governance, as well as to reclaim resources, public space and housing. [ more ]

26.04.2016

Katarina Pavic

New models of governance of culture

Policy Bottom-up cooperation between the independent cultural sector and domestic and European institutions can lead to both the decentralization of cultural production and the democratization of culture. So says Katarina Pavić of the Croatian cultural hub organization Culture 2 Commons. [ more ]

26.04.2016

Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe

When commoning strategies travel

(In)visible cities, clandestine migrations and mobile commons

Mobility Commoning strategies are often improvised even in the liminal spaces that emerge in the cracks of Fortress Europe, says urban anthropologist Jayne O. Ifekwunigwe. In a text based on her September 2015 talk at the ECF's annual Idea Camp, Ifekwunigwe calls for a new commons that embraces both the mobile and the settled. [ more ]

26.04.2016

Brigitte Kratzwald

The power to refuse

Commons and resistance

People's real needs Commons are a form of resistance against self-exploitation, isolation and the reduction of people to consumers, writes Brigitte Kratzwald. But this resistance isn't about destroying what already exists: it's about creative production geared to meeting people's real needs. [English version added] [ more ]

26.04.2016

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Article of the month

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
 

Future solidarities

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: Beyond conflict stories

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
Matteo Tacconi

Media after Maidan

Press freedom Students of journalism and journalists alike are determined to build upon the plurality of voices that came out of Maidan and were propelled into the media. But this is not necessarily to suggest that Maidan was the cradle of the new Ukrainian journalism. A reportage from Kyiv. [ more ]

22.04.2016

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A look into the latest issues

Eurozine Review

Leaping the boundaries

Journal digest "Soundings" fashions new languages of solidarity; "Vagant" searches in vain for humanitarian corridors leading to Europe; "Ny Tid" says the essay is a way to political engagement; "Osteuropa" analyses state intervention as practiced in Russia and Hungary; "Merkur" is haunted by selfies picturing the German chancellor; "Index on Censorship" celebrates Shakespearean dissent; and "Letras Libres" traces parallels and disparities between Shakespeare and Cervantes. [ more ]

20.04.2016
Preti Taneja

Star-crossed actors

Shakespeare in the Balkans When theatre makers in Kosovo and Serbia decided to put on an ambitious, dual-language production of "Romeo and Juliet" to tackle themes of feuding and reconciliation, Shakespeare scholar Preti Taneja travelled to see the top-secret rehearsals and premiere. [ more ]

18.04.2016
Olaf Haagensen

The barbarians are here

A letter from Lampedusa

Migration A typical Mediterranean island, poor but charming – to the tourists, at least. At the same time though, Lampedusa is of course a symbol of the refugee crisis and a microcosm of the militarization of the Mediterranean. Fear and misconceptions abound in equal measure. Olaf Haagensen reports. [ more ]

20.04.2016
Emil Aslan Souleimanov

A contested triangle

Russia, the West and "Islamic State"

Geopolitics Russia's intervention in the Syrian civil war toward the end of 2015 continued up until the partial ceasefire of February 2016. Emil Aslan Souleimanov interprets the move as an attempt to bring the West around to normalizing relations with Russia in the name of the struggle against IS. [ more ]

19.04.2016
Patrick Bahners

A superfluous undertaking?

On the annotated edition of "Mein Kampf"

Publishing In January 2016, the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich published a new critical edition of "Mein Kampf", containing around 3,500 annotations. Patrick Bahners reports on the highly controversial debate surrounding the publication of a work banned by the Allies in 1945. [Norwegian version added] [ more ]

19.04.2016
 

Ukraine in European dialogue

Volodymyr Yermolenko

Seven consequences of the Dutch referendum

Analysis A majority of almost two-thirds opposed the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine in a referendum in the Netherlands on 6 April. As the public debate surrounding the referendum gained pace, the Ukrainian independent TV channel Hromadske became an important forum for associated discussion. Now that the results are in, Hromadske journalist Volodymyr Yermolenko assesses the implications for EU-Ukraine relations, and European politics in general. [ more ]

11.04.2016

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

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Andrew Glencross

Who speaks for Europe?

The UK referendum as a pan-European affair

Analysis Intervening in the UK referendum debate is fraught with difficulty for EU actors, writes Andrew Glencross. This is not least because they are largely deprived of their most common rhetorical device: appealing to a normative commitment to European unity for the sake of continental peace. [ more ]

04.04.2016
Lukasz Pawlowski, Dubravka Ugrešic

The great theft

A conversation with Dubravka Ugresic

Interview In a frank discussion with Kultura Liberalna's managing editor, the post-Yugoslav writer Dubravka Ugresic takes stock of European values a quarter of a century after the fall of the Berlin Wall. A lack of serious public forums, says Ugresic, has resulted in a lack of democratic thought. [ more ]

01.04.2016
Jon Nixon, Almantas Samalavicius

Higher education and its discontents

A conversation with Jon Nixon

Universities The audit culture resulting from neoliberal policies has had a deleterious effect on all sectors of society, and no less so on the universities, says higher education expert Jon Nixon. Clearly, the logic of austerity constitutes an existential threat to the great humanistic traditions of scholarship. [ more ]

06.04.2016
Didier Fassin

From right to favour

The moral economy of asylum in contemporary society

Migration The so-called European refugee crisis is revealing a situation rather than provoking it, says anthropologist and physician Didier Fassin. Without minimizing the problem, Fassin argues that it is crucial to understand the degree to which it is constructed as such by politicians and the media. [ more ]

06.04.2016
Emanuele Felice, Joel Mokyr

Creativity, technology and the state

A conversation with Joel Mokyr

Interview History shows that a country may possess as much creativity and technological innovation as it is possible to have, but a restrictive state will kill off all potential resources, says Joel Mokyr. The economic historian and recipient of the 2015 Balzan Prize speaks to Emanuele Felice. [ more ]

06.04.2016

From the archives

Lyndsey Stonebridge

No place like home

A concise history of statelessness

Essay The 20th century unleashed the spectre of statelessness into the world. Lyndsey Stonebridge explores how the modern history of refugees has shaped both the lives of the stateless and the lives, rights and securities of those who conider themselves happily at home. [Swedish version added] [ more ]

01.12.2015
Erik Tabery

West vs. East all over again

Opinion Central Europe no longer exists, only East and West, as it used to be. That is the condensed version of the combined wisdom of many western analysts and commentators these days, writes Erik Tabery, editor-in-chief of the Czech weekly "Respekt". [ more ]

28.01.2016
 

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
 

Democracy Defender Award

Oleksandra Matviychuk

Our efforts can achieve unexpected results

Human rights Oleksandra Matviychuk of Kyiv's Center for Civil Liberties received the Democracy Defender Award in Vienna on 23 February 2016. In this, the text of her acceptance speech, Matviychuk considers the so-called "Ukraine crisis" a direct reflection of a global crisis in the post-war world system, in which human rights are being eroded worldwide. [ more ]

18.03.2016
 

Neighbourhood in Europe

Bruno Schoch

A sense of community

Or, in defence of the citizens' nation

Constitutional patriotism A critical analysis of nations and nationalism is as crucial now as it ever was, argues Bruno Schoch. But so long as it protects civil liberties and cultivates a constitutional patriotism, then a nation of free and equal citizens remains an ideal worth striving toward. [ more ]

18.03.2016

Senad Pecanin

Bosnia in Ukraine

Or, how to break the devil's leg

Essay Firstly, you have to talk to your enemy even in the middle of a war, writes Senad Pecanin. Secondly, that dialogue will not be at all easy or pleasant; and thirdly, it is worth trying, since when it does take place, it is almost certain to yield useful results. [ more ]

16.03.2016
 

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

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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

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
Pham Van Quang

Stories of self-discovery

Francophone Vietnamese literature

Narrative identities Pham Van Quang examines recent developments in Francophone Vietnamese literature. Life in exile and the resulting quest for identity tends to inform the semi-autobiographical novels published of late, which throw new light on issues of individual and collective memory. [ more ]

16.12.2015
Hal Foster, John Douglas Millar

After the canon?

A conversation with Hal Foster

Critique In 1983, Hal Foster edited a seminal collection of cultural criticism, "The Anti-Aesthetic". So how is it that Foster now sees real possibilities in the aesthetic? And could it be that, in lieu of a defining human marginality, a version of the human might yet be resurrected? [ more ]

25.11.2015
Lilian Munk Rösing

His master's voice

The human/animal divide in Pixar's "Up"

Film Psychoanalysis is careful to distinguish animal need, which can be fulfilled, from human desire, which can never be satisfied. But in reconsidering just what exactly animates humans, Lilian Munk Rösing argues that the human/animal divide swiftly becomes blurred in the cultural sphere. [ more ]

20.10.2015
Matthias Schaffrick, Thomas Weitin, Niels Werber

Not war, not peace

Post-sovereign narration and contemporary literature

Literature New asymmetric wars, non-governmental actors, humanitarian interventions, coalitions of the willing and preemptive actions: all these have erased notions that once helped distinguish war from peace. Associated developments in the German literary sphere have been no less radical. [ more ]

27.10.2015
Dorota Krakowska, Lukasz Wojtusik

A bizarre kind of loyalty

Dorota Krakowska in interview

Theatre This year marks the centenary of the birth of Tadeusz Kantor, the Polish painter, stage designer and theatre director. Kantor's daughter Dorota Krakowska talks about how Kantor sought to end the taboo code that supported the erasure and denial of history in postwar Poland. [ more ]

23.09.2015
 

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