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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 ]

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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.

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Caffè Europa ( is an online magazine stemming from the experiences of Reset. Edited by Giancarlo Bosetti, it is a biweekly that explores all aspects of European culture and the public sphere: political, economic, social, artistic, and so on. Caffè Europa also focuses on the analysis and development of deliberative culture and democracy, paying attention to innovation and experimentation that, through discussion and information, aim to improve the rate of participation in order to create a better-informed public. Its articles, op-eds, and reviews on books, movies, and new media are continuously updated. Subscribers can receive its daily press reviews by e-mail.


Caffè Europa ( è un magazine online nato dall'esperienza di Reset. Diretto da Giancarlo Bosetti, Caffè Europa è un bisettimanale che esplora la cultura e la sfera pubblica europee in tutti i loro aspetti: politici, economici, sociali, artistici e via di seguito. Inoltre, Caffè Europa dedica il suo lavoro all'analisi e lo sviluppo della cultura e della democrazia deliberativa, con particolare attenzione alle innovazioni e alle sperimentazioni che, attraverso la discussione e l'informazione, mirano a migliorare la qualità e la partecipazione dell'opinione pubblica. Articoli, editoriali, recensioni di libri, film e new media sono aggiornati continuamente. Coloro che si iscrivono possono ricevere nella propria casella di posta elettronica una rassegna stampa quotidiana.

Articles published in Eurozine

Geert Lovink

Blogging, the nihilist impulse

Instead of presenting blog entries as mere self-promotion, we should interpret them as decadent artefacts that remotely dismantle the broadcast model. Geert Lovink formulates a theory of weblogs that goes beyond the usual rhetoric of citizen journalism. [more]


David MacFadyen

Can you hear me now?

Mobile technology in rural Russia

With Siberia and the Urals close on the heels of Moscow in mobile phone ownership, Russia's expanses are rapidly coming to seem less vast. How the latest technology is challenging the monopoly of state-owned media. [Italian version added] [more]


Rainer Bauböck

Who are the citizens of Europe?

Current citizenship laws in the European Union vary dramatically. The tension between freedom of movement and national legislation on citizenship has the potential to create serious conflicts, writes Rainer Bauböck. [more]


Ramin Jahanbegloo

Beyond the clash of intolerances

Today, we are not experiencing a clash of civilizations, but a clash of intolerances. "We must encourage opposing forces to adhere to values of moderation, tolerance, and non-violence", says the Iranian philosopher. [more]


Rachid Benzine, Luca Sebastiani

The new paths of modern Islam

In an interview about the Mohammed cartoons, Rachid Benzine advocates a new reading of the Koran with the instruments of the social sciences. [more]


Mischa Gabowitsch

At the margins of Europe

Russia and Turkey

November 2005 saw the opening of the monumental Blue Stream pipeline, which pumps natural gas from Russia across the Black Sea to the Turkish Mediterranean coast. Is a new Eurasian alliance forming at the margins of Europe? [more]


Hasan Bülent Kahraman

Translating the translation

Critical trends are shaping the field of translation studies. [more]


José Casanova

Religion, European secular identities and European integration

The rapid secularization of western Europe has not diminished the unease with which Europe considers Islam in its midst. In this benchmark essay, José Casanova argues that the "Islam problem" is an indicator of the disparity between liberal and illiberal strands of European secularism. [more]


Thierry Chervel

Europe loses ground

Cultural media from the perspective of the Internet

European newspapers must finally pay attention to the power of the Internet. [more]


Bernhard Peters

"Ach Europa"

Questions about a European public space and ambiguities of the European project

National media prove remarkably resilient to attempts to create a European public sphere, while transatlantic communication flows continue to dominate. What does this mean for the future of the much talked-about European public sphere? [more]


Carl Henrik Fredriksson

Energizing the European public space

There is only one path open to meeting the challenge posed by a heterogeneous collective of nationally oriented viewers, listeners, and readers: a European public space spearheaded by already established national media. [more]



Focal points     click for more

Ukraine: Beyond conflict stories
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
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
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
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
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
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
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]

Eurozine BLOG

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?
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]

Conferences     click for more

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
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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Time to Talk     click for more

Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch an online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
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]

Editor's choice     click for more

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

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

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