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05.12.2016
Achim Engelberg

Caught in the geopolitical crossfire

Ukraine and the new Cold War

The new Cold War is a dead end in the labyrinth of world history, writes Achim Engelberg. It cannot resolve current contradictions in Russia, Ukraine or elsewhere. So what are the alternatives for upholding democracy, an independent Ukraine and peace in Europe? [ more ]

02.12.2016
Ivan Krastev

Utopian dreams beyond the border

02.12.2016
Adam Zagajewski

A defence of ardour

25.11.2016
Ana Hofman, Almantas Samalavicius

Neoliberalism and higher education in Central Europe

24.11.2016
Eurozine Review

The ordinary state of emergency

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24.11.2016
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The ordinary state of emergency

Varlik discusses emergency and self-censorship; Blätter interviews Jürgen Habermas about the task of the Left; Vikerkaar shines the light on reactionary populism; Merkur considers citizenship still the best guarantee of freedom; Transit honours Charles Taylor; Multitudes enters the shared world of refugee camps; springerin examines the aporias of solidarity; Esprit addresses France's prison problem; Kulturos barai talks about neoliberal higher education policy in central Europe; Wespennest goes back to the USSR; and Glänta tours Retrotopia.

20.10.2016
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The Lilliput syndrome

14.09.2016
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The violent closet?

27.07.2016
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Peak democracy?

13.07.2016
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Achim Engelberg

Caught in the geopolitical crossfire

Ukraine and the new Cold War

The new Cold War is a dead end in the labyrinth of world history, writes Achim Engelberg. It cannot resolve current contradictions in Russia, Ukraine or elsewhere. So what are the alternatives for upholding democracy, an independent Ukraine and peace in Europe? [more]

05.12.2016


Ivan Krastev

Utopian dreams beyond the border

The refugee crisis has re-opened the gap between East and West. What Europe is witnessing today is not what Brussels describes as a lack of solidarity, but a clash of solidarities: national, ethnic and religious solidarity, writes Ivan Krastev. [Russian version added] [more]

02.12.2016


Adam Zagajewski

A defence of ardour

In honour of Adam Zagajewski receiving the Jean Améry Prize for European essay writing, we publish Zagajewski's defence of ardour. That is, true ardour, which doesn't divide but unifies; and leads neither to fanaticism nor to fundamentalism. [Norwegian version added] [more]

02.12.2016


Ana Hofman, Almantas Samalavicius

Neoliberalism and higher education in Central Europe

A conversation with ethnomusicologist Ana Hofman

Recent cuts in higher education spending fuels the commodification of knowledge, the precarization of academic work, and de-solidarization within the scienitific community. Slovenian ethnomusicologist Ana Hofman in conversation with the Lithuanian journal Kulturos barai. [more]

25.11.2016


Eurozine Review

The ordinary state of emergency

Varlik discusses emergency and self-censorship; Blätter interviews Jürgen Habermas about the task of the Left; Vikerkaar shines the light on reactionary populism; Merkur considers citizenship still the best guarantee of freedom; Transit honours Charles Taylor; Multitudes enters the shared world of refugee camps; springerin examines the aporias of solidarity; Esprit addresses France's prison problem; Kulturos barai talks about neoliberal higher education policy in central Europe; Wespennest goes back to the USSR; and Glänta tours Retrotopia. [more]

24.11.2016


Ulrike Guérot

The failure of the political centre ground

The EU and the rise of right-wing populism

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. [Estonian version added] [more]

22.11.2016


Jürgen Habermas

For a democratic polarization

An interview with Jürgen Habermas

Accommodate or confront? Either reaction to rightwing populism allows it to set the political agenda, argues Jürgen Habermas in interview. The Left must regain the initiative and offer a credible response the destructive forces of unbridled capitalism. [more]

22.11.2016


Sergei Lebedev

Taking responsibility

Soviet crimes and Russian democracy

Russian society avoids taking legal responsibility for Soviet crimes through a quasi-religious sense of repentance. Society can only break the vicious cycle of depersonalized guilt when it accepts its own historical failure to resist totalitarianism. [German version added] [more]

21.11.2016


Luigi Spinola

"Take your kids and go away"

Interview with Refat Chubarov, leader of the Crimean Tatar National movement

In a radio interview with Luigi Spinola, the leader of the Crimean Tatars, Refat Chubarov, accuses Moscow-backed militias to have kidnapped young Tatars. "The message to the families is clear: take your kids and go away". According to Chubarov, the Tatars are targeted because it is the only community that has openly demonstrated against occupation when Russian troops entered Crimea. [more]

17.11.2016


George Blecher

Picking up the pieces

Epilogue to an ugly war

Trump's win was far from unpredictable: the Clinton campaign failed to take popular resentment seriously. Whether or not Trump follows up on all of his many election promises, more conflict can be expected. [more]

14.11.2016


Christopher Schaefer

When populism overruns its borders

Making sense of Donald Trump's foreign policy

Hawk or dove? Donald Trump's synthesis of populist isolationism and nationalist triumphalism produces an erratic and unpredictable stance on America's international role. The foreign policies of populist precedents provide clues as to how Trump thinks about the rest of the world. [more]

11.11.2016


Ivan Krastev

Utopian dreams beyond the border

The refugee crisis has re-opened the gap between East and West. What Europe is witnessing today is not what Brussels describes as a lack of solidarity, but a clash of solidarities: national, ethnic and religious solidarity, writes Ivan Krastev. [Russian version added] [more]

02.12.2016


George Blecher

Cut to the chase

Whatever happens on 8 November, one thing is certain: the large bloc of disaffected voters represented by Donald Trump will not go away. His popularity reveals the fragility and entrenchment of the American democratic system, writes George Blecher. [more]

02.11.2016


Alberto García Palomo

Invisible refugees in their own country

Four thousand people are fleeing conflict in eastern Ukraine and Crimea, which has been annexed by Russia, towards other parts of the country. They are scraping by on next to nothing in Kyiv and other cities in the hope that the war will come to an end. [more]

28.10.2016


Achim Engelberg

Caught in the geopolitical crossfire

Ukraine and the new Cold War

The new Cold War is a dead end in the labyrinth of world history, writes Achim Engelberg. It cannot resolve current contradictions in Russia, Ukraine or elsewhere. So what are the alternatives for upholding democracy, an independent Ukraine and peace in Europe? [more]

05.12.2016


Francisco de Borja Lasheras

Leaving the square

Stories from Ukraine

Thousands of Ukrainians tired of corruption, insecurity and lack of opportunities took to the streets during the Revolution of Dignity in 2014. That same year, Putin invaded the east and annexed the Crimean peninsula. Activists and reformists today try to keep the spirit of the Maidan, but face an ultraconservative political class and the threat of open warfare with Russia. [more]

27.10.2016


Katja Garmasch

Women soldiers in Ukraine

A new start that's full of contradictions

Between war, nationalism and rapprochement with the West, women are changing Ukrainian society. Women, that is, with experience of fighting on the front line of the conflict in the East, as well as of engaging in civil society in Kyiv. Katja Garmasch reports. [Spanish version added] [more]

27.10.2016


Alberto García Palomo

Femen, seed of sextremism

Whatever happened to FEMEN, this protest movement from Ukraine that uses a subversive mix of politics, sex, scandal, and pop art feminism to point to misogyny, homophobia and authoritarianism? Alberto G. Palomo reports. [more]

25.10.2016


George Blecher

Alone and tired

In the latest of his Battle Dispatches from the electoral front, George Blecher visits the heartlands of the Trump vote in the swing states of Pennsylvania and Ohio and begins to get to the heart of The Donald's appeal. [more]

24.10.2016


Eurozine Review

The Lilliput syndrome

'Transit' responds to Russia's politics of fear; 'New Eastern Europe' condemns human rights pragmatism; 'Index on Censorship' defends the right to anonymity; 'Vikerkaar' talks trees; 'Czas Kultury' considers conspiracy theories; 'Ord&Bild' reports on heritage wars; 'dérive' confronts the new housing question; 'Letras Libres' declines populisms; and 'Vagant' has no fun with industrial. [more]

20.10.2016


Katja Garmasch

Women soldiers in Ukraine

A new start that's full of contradictions

Between war, nationalism and rapprochement with the West, women are changing Ukrainian society. Women, that is, with experience of fighting on the front line of the conflict in the East, as well as of engaging in civil society in Kyiv. Katja Garmasch reports. [Spanish version added] [more]

27.10.2016


Andrei Sannikov

Existence without life

Human rights 'pragmatism' among intergovernmental organisations leads to new and harsher repressions by dictatorial regimes, writes Belarusian activist Andrei Sannikov. The fate of political prisoners depends directly on international attention, solidarity and action. [more]

19.10.2016


Klas Grinell

Carpets and ceramics

Misrepresenting Muslim cultural heritage in Europe

A supposed dichotomy between Islam and Europe means that representations of European cultural heritage exclude Islam. Despite multiculturalist avowals, European museums reproduce the orientalism of the nineteenth century, argues curator Klas Grinell. [more]

19.10.2016


Jane Costlow

The dissident history of trees

Russians defend their woodlands

Environmental protests in Russia combine rule of law arguments with cultural and moral dimensions. Jane Costlow traces the hidden history of environmentalism in Russia and looks at one contemporary example: the Dubki park protests in Moscow. [more]

14.10.2016


Javier García Toni

Ukraine through the looking glass

Although the meeting points of the young in Darnytsia, Kyiv look the same as in Madrid, Darnytsia is also witnessing the struggle between the new and the old that is shaking the whole country, writes Javier García Toni. [English version added] [more]

07.10.2016


Andrey Arkhangelsky

Murder in Moscow: Anna's legacy

Ten years after the murder of Anna Politkovskaya, investigative journalism in Russia continues to be made impossible by the state. Having taken control of traditional media, the authorities are targeting the enclaves of free speech that have developed online, writes Andrey Arkhangelsky. [more]

07.10.2016


Regina Kreide

The silence of political liberalism

Deprived of its normative core and disappointed in its hopes for universal justice, contemporary liberalism is mute in the face of current conflicts and crises. Regina Kreide seeks reasons for liberal theory's loss of relevance in today's violent, chaotic and radically unequal world. [English version added] [more]

04.10.2016


Daniel Leisegang

The limits of solidarity

The success of Germany's anti-immigration party signals a mood-swing in public debate on the refugee crisis. The solidarity expressed by Angela Merkel's 'We can manage' has given way to something much less generous, writes Daniel Leisegang. [more]

04.10.2016


George Blecher

Into the gutter

In his latest dispatch from the frontline of the US election campaign, George Blecher watches as the candidates unearth the dirt in each other's pasts. Policy he asks, what's that? Forget it. [more]

04.10.2016


Ana Mangas

Youth in Ukraine: The motor of change?

Young people have acted as the main engine of protest in recent decades in Ukraine. But it has not been easy for the new generations to channel that presence on the streets when gaining political power. Ana Mangas reports. [English version added] [more]

29.09.2016


Gábor Halmai

The decline of liberal democracy in Europe's midst

Fidesz's constitutional counter-revolution has reversed the process of democratization begun in Hungary in 1989. Seeking reasons for Hungary's 'backsliding', Gábor Halmai argues that democratic culture is more crucial than formal legality to guaranteeing rule of law. Hungary challenges the EU's ability to prevent illiberal democracies emerging in its midst. [more]

27.09.2016


Katja Garmasch

Women fighters in eastern Ukraine

Post-Minsk, there's still no end in sight to war in eastern Ukraine. Women soldiers too continue to fight on the front, writes Katja Garmasch. Up until this month though, their rights still paled into insignificance besides those of their male equivalents. At least this much has changed. [more]

27.09.2016


Javier García Toni

Ukraine through the looking glass

Although the meeting points of the young in Darnytsia, Kyiv look the same as in Madrid, Darnytsia is also witnessing the struggle between the new and the old that is shaking the whole country, writes Javier García Toni. [English version added] [more]

07.10.2016


Maria Teteriuk

A litmus test for post-Maidan democracy

Anti-discrimination legislation

The political discourse on LGBT rights has shifted in Ukraine after the Maidan and as a result of the conflict with Russia, which aggressively promotes "traditional values". However, writes Maria Teteriuk, the efficacy of recent legal reform concerning LGBT rights, introduced as part of the visa-free deal with the EU, remains to be seen. [Swedish version added] [more]

22.09.2016


Serhii Zhadan

No special status

From a distance it isn't visible, but talking with local residents, you can feel it: something is changing. Ukrainian novelist and poet Serhii Zhadan reports from Starobelsk, a town in the Luhansk region near the ceasefire line, held by the Ukrainian government. [more]

21.09.2016


Marina Lalovic

Life in Kyiv three years after Maidan

A radio report by Marina Lalovic

What is left of the Maidan revolution three years after? The divide is not so much between East and West but between those who aim for change and those who still embrace the former establishment. A radio report by Marina Lalovic. [more]

21.09.2016


E. Khayyat

How to turn Turk?

The literary history of the Turk is long: from the Shakespearean Turk to Turkish humanist Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar's "dervish without the mantle". But what exactly does it entail, to turn Turk? E. Khayyat traces an intellectual tradition that begins with the characters of Don Quixote. [Swedish version added] [more]

20.09.2016


George Blecher

The art of lying

Duck and dodge, wheel and deal, lies, lies and precious few facts or statistics. In the second of his Battle Dispatches covering the US elections, George Blecher explains how lying – or what he calls 'evasive rhetoric' – has become the campaign's central issue on both sides. [more]

20.09.2016


Ales Debeljak

The Yugoslav Atlantis

Like Yugoslavia, the European Union may well prove a failure in the long run, unless it can prevent the dominance of its most powerful member states. Hence the continuous need to find ways of embracing difference without giving up the cultural tradition in which one was born and raised. [Swedish version added] [more]

16.09.2016


Ana Mangas

Youth in Ukraine: The motor of change?

Young people have acted as the main engine of protest in recent decades in Ukraine. But it has not been easy for the new generations to channel that presence on the streets when gaining political power. Ana Mangas reports. [English version added] [more]

29.09.2016


Eurozine Review

The violent closet?

'L'Homme' looks at public discourse on sexual violence; 'New Humanist' questions the link between self-loathing and homophobia; 'Sarajevo Notebook' focuses on the politics of the pregnant female body; 'Osteuropa' recalls the history of terrorism on the peripheries of the Russian Empire; 'Blätter' sharpens the definition of modern slavery; 'dérive' examines the infrastructural discrimination of Roma; 'Glänta' joins a European discussion about more than just disintegration; 'Ny Tid' doubts the official version of the coup in Turkey. [more]

14.09.2016


Alex Macpherson

The roots of hate

The assumption that self-loathing is the root of homophobia ignores the fact that heterosexuals are more than capable of anti-gay damage, and is a convenient absolution for straight people. Alex Macpherson criticizes media fascination with the supposed homosexuality of Omar Mateen. [more]

14.09.2016


Tatiana Zhurzhenko

Capitalism, autocracy and political masculinities in Russia

The conflict over YUKOS, between Russia's two most powerful men at the time, became a turning point in post-Soviet Russian history, writes Tatiana Zhurzhenko. The expropriation of YUKOS opened the way to the annexation of Crimea a decade later; meanwhile, a new Russian masculinity was born. [more]

14.09.2016


Ivaylo Ditchev

Democracy "live"

The marketization of the media combines with digital technology to create a political order determined by public opinion, writes Ivaylo Ditchev. For political decision-making, the question whether opinion is right or wrong becomes secondary to its legitimacy as a form of feedback. [Swedish version added] [more]

14.09.2016


Carl Henrik Fredriksson

Vienna has fallen!

The challenges of a European public sphere

How much in common must a community have? Quite a lot, says Eurozine's Carl Henrik Fredriksson. At the very least a common public sphere. Because without it, Europe's publics will be easy prey for those who know how to play the strings of history. [Swedish version added] [more]

13.09.2016


Gaby Zipfel

Sexual violence: An introduction

Public debate about sexual violence does not guarantee that society confronts what is done to those who experience it, writes Gaby Zipfel. In order to understand public debate about sexual violence, we need to analyse who speaks and what is and isn’t spoken about. [more]

13.09.2016


Pawel Marczewski

Poland's turn to the Right

On the limitations of the "liberal consensus"

It's high time we reject explanations that declare the PiS electoral victory of 2015 to be rooted in the undemocratic legacy of the communist regime, argues Pawel Marczewski. The source of scepticism concerning the EU, and the very idea of liberal democracy, is to be found elsewhere. [Slovenian version added] [more]

12.09.2016


Julián Casanova

The Spanish Civil War, 80 years after

During the early hours of 18 July 1936, Franco declared a state of war and his opposition to the Second Spanish Republic. In undermining the Republican government's ability to keep order, the ensuing coup d'état precipitated unprecedented open violence. [Slovenian version added] [more]

12.09.2016


Luka Lisjak Gabrijelcic, Timothy Snyder

Beware the destruction of the state!

An interview with Timothy Snyder

In his recent book Black Earth, the historian Timothy Snyder analyses the Holocaust in terms of the destruction of the state. The Nazi and Soviet regimes had a comparable role in causing the Holocaust, despite their different ideologies and intentions, he argues. [more]

09.09.2016


Ricardo Dudda

Coffee, hipsters, reformers and the future of Ukraine

The spirit of the Revolution of Dignity 2014 has not yet lost its strength. But the reformers who emerged from Maidan Square risk thinking that Ukraine is just their Facebook fans. Ricardo Dudda reports on hipsters, coffee culture and the new reformers in Ukraine. [more]

02.09.2016


George Blecher

The ugly Americans

It's about to get rough and with all still to play for. The big question in the following weeks will be how Hillary handles herself under the pressure of Trump's coming barrage. In the first of his US election 'Battle Dispatches', George Blecher challenges Hillary to come out fighting. [more]

01.09.2016


Cecilia Ferrara

Postcards from Kyiv

For five weeks, Radio Bullets will air "Postcards from Kyiv", a programme curated by Cecilia Ferrara in the framework of the Eurozine project "Beyond conflict stories: Revealing public debate in Ukraine". Cecilia travelled by bus to Ukraine in 36 hours, in search of the thousands of Ukrainian caretakers who work in Italy and take the bus home every Thursday or Saturday. [more]

05.09.2016


Alberto García Palomo

Recycling shows its muscles

Kachalka Kyiv is not only one of the largest outdoor gyms in the world. Its fitness equipment is made out of waste materials -- wood and metal collected from old dismantled factories from the Soviet era. Alberto García Palomo reports. [more]

30.08.2016


Alberto García Palomo

Slavic love by mail

Why Ukraine’s matrimonial agencies are so successful

What is the formula for love? It's all about perseverance and luck: An ageing female population, well known for its beauty, accustomed to marriage and children at an early age, in search of a better life. Alberto G. Palomo reports. [more]

29.08.2016


Judith Vidal-Hall

Moving Stories

A Country of Refuge

One issue alone came to determine the result in the recent UK referendum: Migration, not the economy, stupid -- comments Judith Vidal-Hall in her account of a recent anthology exploring Britain's history as a place of refuge. [more]

26.08.2016


Alberto García Palomo

Jamala on tour

How is Jamala doing? It is not hard to find signs of the winner of the last Eurovision Song Contest in Ukraine's larger cities. On tour through Europe, her fame prevents her from visiting her neighboring country: Russia. Alberto G. Palomo reports. [more]

23.08.2016


Katja Garmasch

Women soldiers in Ukraine

A new start that's full of contradictions

Between war, nationalism and rapprochement with the West, women are changing Ukrainian society. Women, that is, with experience of fighting on the front line of the conflict in the East, as well as of engaging in civil society in Kyiv. Katja Garmasch reports. [Spanish version added] [more]

27.10.2016


Bruno Latour

On a possible triangulation of some present political positions

It is fair to say that what is called globalization used to be built on the unexamined premise that the whole planet will end up modernizing toward some convergent omega point called the Globe. This is no longer the case - observes Bruno Latour in a lecture given in May 2016 at Humboldt University, Berlin. [more]

18.08.2016


Claus Leggewie, Patrizia Nanz

The future council

New forms of democratic participation

Decisions on large-scale infrastructure projects and sustainable energy development must draw on dialogue-based processes. "Future councils" can provide a basis for political identity and clarify the implications that large infrastructure projects have at a local level. [German version added] [more]

16.08.2016


Phillip Cole

On the borders of solidarity

An ethical perspective on migration

The debate on migration is dominated by economics and culture, while only the ethical approach reveals the question of power, writes Phillip Cole. The Left must understand anxieties about immigration while contesting beliefs based on untruths. [more]

12.08.2016


 

Focal points     click for more

Debating solidarity in Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/solidarity.html
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, questions of inequality and solidarity have become intertwined. Over the past year, however, questions of solidarity have also been central in connection to the treatment of refugees and migrants. [more]

Ukraine: Beyond conflict stories

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/ukraine_beyond_conflict4.html
Follow the critical, informed and nuanced voices that counter the dominant discourse of crisis concerning Ukraine. A media exchange project linking Ukrainian independent media with "alternative" media in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Greece. [more]

Ukraine in European dialogue

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/ukrainedialogue.html
Post-revolutionary Ukrainian society displays a unique mix of hope, enthusiasm, social creativity, collective trauma of war, radicalism and disillusionment. Two years after the country's uprising, the focal point "Ukraine in European dialogue" takes stock. [more]

Culture and the commons

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/culturecommons.html
Across Europe, citizens are engaging in new forms of cultural cooperation while developing alternative and participatory democratic practices. The commons is where cultural and social activists meet a broader public to create new ways of living together. [more]

2016 Jean Améry Prize collection

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/jeanameryprize2016.html
To coincide with the awarding of the 2016 Jean Améry Prize for European essay writing, Eurozine publishes essays by authors nominated for the prize, including by a representative selection of Eurozine partner journals. [more]

The politics of privacy

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/privacy.html
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/lawborder.html
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [more]

Russia in global dialogue

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/eurocrisis.html
In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

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On the Eurozine BLOG, editors and Eurozine contributors comment on current affairs and events. What's behind the headlines in the world of European intellectual journals?
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In memoriam: Ales Debeljak (1961-2016)

http://www.eurozine.com/blog/in-memoriam-ales-debeljak-1961-2016/
On 28 January 2016, Ales Debeljak died in a car crash in Slovenia. He will be much missed as an agile and compelling essayist, a formidable public speaker and a charming personality. [more]

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Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
Mobilizing for the Commons
The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Gdańsk, 4-6 November 2016

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/gdansk2016_official.html
The Eurozine conference 2016 in Gdańsk will frame the general topic of solidarity with a focus on mobilizing for the commons. The conference will take place in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk thus linking contemporary debates to the history of a broad, non-violent, anti-communist social movement which has started in the city's shipyard in 1980. [more]

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Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?

http://www.eurozine.com/timetotalk/does-migration-intensify-distrust-in-institutions/
How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As a new wave of populism feeds on and promotes fears of migration, aggrandising itself through the distrust it sows, The Red House hosts a timely debate with a view to untangling the key issues. [more]

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Jürgen Habermas, Michaël Foessel
Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2015-10-16-habermas-en.html
Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspectives on democracy in occupied postwar Germany, Jürgen Habermas still stands by his commitment to a critical social theory that advances the cause of human emancipation. This follows a lifetime of philosophical dialogue. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgård
Out to where storytelling does not reach

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2014-04-03-knausgard-en.html
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgård on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2013-08-16-kuisz-en.html
Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/literaryperspectives.html
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe

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Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

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Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]


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