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Résumés / Abstracts (fr) (en)

La condition de réfugié
The refugee's condition

Punir la haine ?

Hate speech in democracy
Charles Girard, Erik Bleich
Que faire des discours de haine en démocratie ? Introduction
Tackling hate speech in democracy ? Introduction
Charles Girard
Pourquoi punir les discours de haine ?
Why punish hate speech ?
Marc-Antoine Dilhac
Tolérer les extrêmes
Tolerating extremes
Erik Bleich
Deux poids, deux mesures ? La justice française face aux discours islamophobes
Double standards ? French justice facing islamophobic speech
Marloes van Noorloos
Des mots qui blessent dans un monde globalisé
Words that wound in a globalised world
Gwénaële Calvès
Les discours de haine et les normes internationales
Speech and international law


Daniel Cohen
La croissance est-elle toujours désirable ? Entretien avec Daniel Cohen
Is growth still desirable ? Interview with Daniel Cohen
David Cvach, Brigitte Curmi
Sunnites et chiites : fabrique d'un conflit
Sunnis and Shias : manufacturing a conflict
Michel Remaud
De l'antijudaïsme catholique à la reconnaissance : 
cinquante ans après Nostra ætate
From catholic antijudaism to recognition : 50 years after Nostra ætate
Pierre Darras
Marie Etienne. La prose, la poésie, à fronts renversés
Marie Etienne. Prose, poetry, upside down


Olivier Mongin
Aylan et Gucci: l'insupportable
Aylan and Gucci : the unbearable
Erwan Lecœur
Politique: la décomposition des familles
Politics : families decomposed
Jean-Louis Schlegel
Le Front national tourmente l'Église catholique
The National Front torments the Catholic Church
Pierre Vermeren
Anarchie en Libye
Anarchy in Libya
Olivier Mongin
Bolloré à la conquête de Canal +
How Canal + was won by Bolloré
Laurence Engel
La crise des nominations dans la culture
Appointments in culture : a crisis
Isabelle Danto
Chorégraphier le travail
Choreography of labour
Louis Andrieu
L'irrévérence de la comédie américaine
Irreverence in American comedy


Cécilia Suzzoni
Repère – La Grèce de François Hartog


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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]

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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?
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]

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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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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]

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