is head of the Centre for Cultural and Religious Studies, University of Ljubljana. His publications include: Dictionary of Silence, The City and the Child, Reluctant modernity : the institution of art and its historical forms, Anxious Moments, Twilight of Idols: The Tragedy of Yugoslavia and Individualism and Literary Metaphors of the Nation.
The perils and hopes of a European identity
Western Europe lives like a family without feelings for the post-communist states on the same continent. A more diverse concept of Europe is needed for a European identity worthy of its name. [Italian version added] [more]
Cultural globalization is not the transplantation of western ideas and technologies across the planet, but the adaptation of these according to local requirements, writes Ales Debeljak. Hybridity, the product of a longue durée, is at the heart of the western paradigm. [more]
Ales Debeljak discusses the political, moral and historic implications of Danilo Kis's writings. [more]
As Slovenia is emerging from its first decade of independence, Debeljak debates what kind of role the new European member should play within the EU. [more]