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Freedom through surveillance

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Turn to the right - and back

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Not bad for a lame duck

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Résumés / Abstracts (fr) (en)

The aftermath of the attacks

Après l'union sacrée

The day after

L'impensable violence terroriste

Is terrorist violence unthinkable?
Antoine Garapon
What happened to us ?
Joseph Maïla
Conflits extérieurs, violence intérieure
International conflicts and domestic violence
Bernard Perret
La violence et le sacré
Violence and the sacred

Provocation et responsabilité. Comment défendre la liberté d'expression ?

Provocation and responsibility. How to defend freedom of expression ?
Denis Moreau
Le droit au blasphème
The right to blasphemy
Alice Béja
Liberté d'expression : le miroir américain
Freedom of expression in France and the United States
Nicolas Léger
Soumission de Houellebecq : le droit à l'irresponsabilité ?
Submission, by Houellebecq : the right to irresponsibility ?
Véronique Nahoum-Grappe
"Je suis Charlie" à Alep
"I am Charlie" in Alep

Contradictions françaises

French contradictions
Akram Belkaïd et Lucile Schmid
Islam de France, islam en France
The place of muslims in French society
Olivier Mongin
Liberté d'expression et États antiterroristes
Une coexistence pacifique de courte durée
Freedom of expression and antiterrorist states
A short-lived coexistence
Michel Marian
Après l'unité, le retour des choix politiques
After unity, back to politics

L'avenir du pouvoir local

The future of local power
Alice Béja
La France à la découpe ? Introduction
Chopping up France. Introduction
Béatrice Giblin
L'obsession du local : une exception française ?
France's territorial exception
Philippe Estèbe

La décentralisation? Tous contre !
Devolution ? No way!
Daniel Béhar

Changer les institutions ou changer les pratiques ?

Les priorités de la réforme territoriale
Changing institutions vs. changing practices
The priorities of territorial reform
Entretien avec Daniel Béhar et Jacques Lévy
Ya-t-il une bonne échelle locale ?
What is the right local level ?

Démocratie locale : changement d'horizon ?
Changing local democracy


News of the month
Jean-Louis Schlegel
Abdelwahab Meddeb et le "pari de civilisation"
Abdelwahab Meddeb's "Bet on civilisation"
Olivier Mongin
Les voyages d'Abdelwahab Meddeb
Abdelwahab Meddeb's voyages
Michaël Fœssel
Le savoir des étrangers
The wisdom of foreigners
Jean-Pie Lapierre
Les images chrétiennes : inspirations et survivances
Christian images : Inspirations and traces
Olivier Mongin
Les privilèges et l'intérêt général
Privileges and public interest
Isabelle Danto
Exhibit B : de la performance au spectacle
Exhibit B : A performance or a show ?
Louis Andrieu
Nos écrans à l'écran
Our screens on screen


Benjamin Caraco
Repère-L'État, le peuple et la censure
The state, the people and censorship




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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]

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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]

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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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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]

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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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