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Google cannot beat the state

A conversation with Adrian Wooldridge

His recent book characterizes the global race to reinvent the state as "The Fourth Revolution". Big corporations come and go, transnational institutions like the EU still alienate people. But the state will continue to adapt to the needs of today's world. So says Adrian Wooldridge. [ more ]

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Résumés / Abstracts (fr) (en)

Le charme amer de la victimisation
The bitter charm of feeling like a victim


Nicolas Clément
La gauche a-t-elle honte de sa politique sociale ?
Is the left ashamed of its social policies ?
Jean-Louis Violeau
Une tour peut-elle être transparente ?
Can a skyscraper be transparent ?

Nouvelles politiques du vivant

Life, sciences and politics
Frédéric Worms
Nature et politique : sortir du face-à-face. Introduction
Nature and politics : Beyond opposition. Introduction
Frédéric Worms
Pour un vitalisme critique
A critical vitalism

Catherine Malabou
Une seule vie. Résistance biologique, résistance politique
Only one life. Biological and political resistance
Thierry Hoquet
L'alternaturalisme : comment travailler le naturalisme 
Alternaturalism : Rethinking naturalism from the inside
Jean-Philippe Pierron
Ce que la famille peut apprendre du genre
What the "family" can learn from gender studies
Alain Ehrenberg
Se définir par son cerveau.
 La biologie de l'esprit comme forme de vie
I am my brain. Biology of the mind and identity


Juan Branco

Le spectre d'Assange
The ghost of Julian Assange
Alice Béja
De Philadelphie à Ferguson.
 L'illusion d'une Amérique post-raciale
From Philadelphia to Ferguson. The illusions of post-racial America
Pierre Veltz

La sociologie est un sport de plein air. 
Remarques sur l'avenir d'une discipline
Sociology is an outdoor activity. Notes on the future of a discipline
Poems introduced by/ Poèmes présentés par Jacques Darras
Sophie Loizeau. Du lit au lire
Sophie Loizeau. Reading in bed


News of the month
Salah Stétié
Abdelwahab Meddeb, combat spirituel et poésie
Abdelwahab Meddeb : Philosopher, poet, intellectual
Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Ebola: leçons d'une épidémie
What can we learn from the Ebola crisis ?
Laurence Engel
La Philharmonie : cacophonie pour un beau projet
Political disharmonies in the philharmonie project
Jean- François Pigoullié
Masters of Sex : les dessous de l'Amérique conservatrice
Masters of Sex : Unveiling puritan America
Jean- Philippe Domecq
Jeff Koons : on ne peut qu'approuver
How can one not agree with Jeff Koons ?
Claude- Marie Trémois
Loin des hommes, de David Oelhoffen
Loin des hommes, by David Oelhoffen


Environmentalism is not a luxury, by Eloi Laurent


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?
Eurozine Gallery: TIME top ten photos of 2014
Massimo Sestini's aerial shot of a boat containing at least 500 people attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, included in the current exhibition in the Eurozine Gallery, has been named one of the top ten photos of 2014 by TIME magazine. [more]

A master of the daily grind
On Sunday 30 November, Turkish publisher Osman Deniztekin died, just a few weeks after having been diagnosed with leukemia. He was 65. In memoriam. [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.
Dessislava Gavrilova, Jo Glanville et al.
The role of literature houses in protecting the space for free expression
This summer, Time to Talk partner Free Word, London hosted a debate on the role that literature houses play in preserving freedom of expression both in Europe and globally. Should everyone get a place on the podium? Also those representing the political extremes? [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Felix Stalder
Digital solidarity
As the culture and institutions of the Gutenberg Galaxy wane, Felix Stalder looks to commons, assemblies, swarms and weak networks as a basis for remaking society in a more inclusive and diverse way. The aim being to expand autonomy and solidarity at the same time. [more]

Literature     click for more

Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon
Our language is our literary destiny, writes Olga Tokarczuk. And "minority" languages provide a special kind of sanctuary too, inaccessible to the rest of the world. But, there again, language is at its most powerful when it reaches beyond itself and starts to create an alternative world. [more]

Piotr Kiezun, Jaroslaw Kuisz
Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz
The recent publication of the private diary of Witold Gombrowicz provides unparalleled insight into the life of one of Poland's great twentieth-century novelists and dramatists. But this is not literature. Instead: here he is, completely naked. [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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