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Thomas Etzemüller

Moving into "the true"

Self-representation in the academy

Norbert Elias launched his career with a lecture in Marianne Weber's salon. Sandra Beaufays has shown how academics attach their name to a given subject area, then become its public face. But what exactly makes for a stellar performance in academia today? Thomas Etzemüller reports. [ more ]

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Maidan, Occupy, anti-ACTA

Seyla Benhabib, Slawomir Sierakowski

Nobody wants to be a refugee

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If the borders were porous

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If the borders were porous

"Index on Censorship" compares yesterday's spies with those in the new machines; "Krytyka Polityczna" speaks to Seyla Benhabib; "Kultura Liberalna" detects Soviet heritage in CEE responses to refugee crisis; "Krytyka" reassesses the Europe of rules and the Europe of values; "Fronesis" returns to the origins of the family; "Dziejaslou" tracks down an opposition presidential candidate in Belarus; "Varlik" considers September a troubled month in Turkish history; and "Revista Crítica" critiques progress without development in the Amazon.

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That which one does not entirely possess

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A narrative of strength and resilience

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Still outraged and seeking alternatives

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Something has to give, soon

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The Algerian journal of social criticism, NAQD, is the first and only independent Maghreb journal contributing to the development and circulation of contemporary critical reflection. Published annually in French and Arabic, articles discuss key issues affecting the societies of Algeria, Maghreb and elsewhere in the Arab-speaking world.

NAQD was founded in 1991 by a group of Algerian academics and intellectuals as an independent critical project; its main aim is to shed light on current problems by instigating a politically independent, critical, and rationalist discourse. NAQD is entirely independent of government and relies on subscriptions from libraries and universities in North Africa, Europe and the US.

Français :
La Revue NAQD d'études et de critique sociale est une publication bilingue (français-arabe) qui paraît en Algérie. Tirée à 2000 exemplaires, sa diffusion se fait par abonnements et par vente en librairie. Elle est expédiée par courrier aux différents abonnés (Universitaires, intellectuels, associations, bibliothèques et autres institutions académiques) au Maroc, en Tunisie, en Égypte et Liban, dans certains pays européens (France, Suède, Espagne, Allemagne, Italie) et en Amérique (États-Unis, Canada, Mexique).

Les contributions que nous publions sont des études portant sur les problèmes de société vécus dans la région du Maghreb et du Moyen-Orient mais aussi dans le Sud global. Elles sont destinées à un public plus ou moins large de lisants/écrivants ainsi qu`a des chercheurs dans le domaine des sciences humaines et sociales. La rédaction intègre dans chaque numéro des articles portant sur un thème dominant. Des articles rédigés en anglais, allemand, espagnol sont régulièrement traduits en arabe ou en français pour permettre au public le plus large possible d’y avoir accès. Il est ainsi possible, pour les lecteurs ou abonnes anglophones, d`accéder à certaines contributions directement en anglais (seulement à la demande).

La Revue NAQD est l'une des seules publications au Maghreb qui ouvre à un débat d'idées et contribue à élargir le champ de la pensée critique dans son propre pays et dans ceux de la région. La revue NAQD est une revue indépendante de toute autorité gouvernementale. Elle vit principalement de ses ventes en librairie et des abonnements nationaux et internationaux. Manquant de moyens financiers, elle reste vulnérable et exposée à toute initiative visant à rendre impossible son fonctionnement.

Articles published in Eurozine

Alain Joxe

Democracy in ruins

The case of the Middle East and North Africa

Alain Joxe deals with the logic of domination, as played out in the Middle East and North Africa right up until the era of financial globalization: in which states and subjects now find themselves caught between managed militarism and the immaterial mastery of credit. [more]


Hartmut Elsenhans

Democratic revolution, bourgeois revolution, Arab revolution

The political economy of a possible success

If the democratic revolutions are to succeed in the Maghreb and Middle East, these nations must find a way of copying East Asia's economic success. The central element is access to the economic fundamentals that will allow citizens to become true democrats. [more]


Ibtissam Bouachrine

Rjal and their queens

The Arab Spring and the discourse on masculinity and femininity

Aware of the West's preoccupation with the situation of women in Muslim countries, Arab media have shown women playing a lead role in the uprisings. But chauvinism among the protesters suggests these revolutions will benefit women no more than previous ones. [more]


Ghania Mouffok

Algeria: A country in search of its movement

A brief account of the Years of Fire

In Algeria, the uprising is being kept down by political propaganda and police brutality. Ghania Mouffok describes the deep anger of a population that has been living under a state of emergency since 1992, asking whether the street can join with the liberal elite to depose the corrupt and complacent government. [more]


Ghania Mouffok

The Revolution will take place from 11 o'clock until noon

"If that's a march for change, then I have one of those every day!" In Algeria, unhealed social conflicts make a united front an unlikely proposition: to the advantage of the despotic regime. Ghania Mouffok listens to protesters but hears little revolutionary optimism. [more]


Saïd Belguidoum

The transformations of the second era of immigration

A chronicle of the "forgotten" inhabitants of Cassis

In the 1960s, a group of unemployed Tunisian workers near Marseilles, finding themselves homeless, established a makeshift settlement that survived until 2005. Saïd Belguidoum reconstructs everyday life in this successful example of informal accommodation. [more]



Focal points     click for 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]

Ukraine in focus
Ten years after the Orange Revolution, Ukraine is in the throes of yet another major struggle. Eurozine provides commentary on events as they unfold and further articles from the archive providing background to the situation in today's Ukraine. [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?
Victor Tsilonis
Greek bailout referendum, Euro Summit, Germope
Victor Tsilonis of "Intellectum" (Greece) comments on recent developments in the Greek crisis: the short-lived euphoria of the 5 July referendum, Alexis Tsipras's subsequent "mental waterboarding", and the outlook for a German-led Europe. [more]

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]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Timothy Snyder
Europe and Ukraine: Past and future
The history of Ukraine has revealed the turning points in the history of Europe. Prior to Ukraine's presidential elections in May 2014, Timothy Snyder argued cogently as to why Ukraine has no future without Europe; and why Europe too has no future without Ukraine. [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]

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.
Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
Eurozine's 2014 conference in southern Italy, not far from Lampedusa, addressed both EU refugee and immigration policies and intellectual partnerships across the Mediterranean. Speakers included Italian investigative journalist Fabrizio Gatti and Moroccan feminist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Rita El Khayat. [more]

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

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