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Europe as a republic

The story of Europe in the twenty-first century

The system currently known as the European Union is the embodiment of post-democracy, says Ulrike Guérot. The solution: to turn Europe on its head. For the Europe of tomorrow is a European Republic, the embodiment of a transnational community. [Catalan version added] [ more ]

Hal Foster, John Douglas Millar

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From data to Dada

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The paranoid style in the digital era

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Résumés / Abstracts (fr) (en)

Poutine et Assad : la "sainte" alliance
Putin and Assad: the "Holy" covenant

La passion du complot

Passion for conspiracy
Marc-Olivier Padis
Débats et déraisons
Debate and folly. Introduction
Aurélie Ledoux
Doute conspirationniste et regard critique. Entretien avec Aurélie Ledoux
Doubting images. Interview with Aurélie Ledoux
Michaël Fœssel
Apologie du complot. Encadré
In praise of conspiracy
Gérald Bronner
L'espace logique du conspirationnisme
The logical space of conspiracy theories
Jean-Baptiste Soufron
Le virus du conspirationnisme
The virus of conspiracy theories
Olivier Mongin
Le complot vu de Suisse. Encadré
Conspiracy seen from Switzerland
Marc-Olivier Padis
The paranoid style in the digital era


Pierre Rosanvallon
Démocratiser l'exécutif . Entretien avec Pierre Rosanvallon
Democratizing executive power. Interview with Pierre Rosanvallon
Nicole Gnesotto et Justin Vaïsse
La prolifération des conflits internationaux
The proliferation of international conflicts
Nicolas Le Dévédec
Retour vers le futur transhumaniste
Back to the transhumanist future
Jacques Darras
Christian Prigent : Après la poésie ?
Christian Prigent : After poetry ?


Michaël Fœssel
Ces indésirables qui ne nous désirent pas
No attraction for France among refugees
Matthias Theodor Vogt
Accueil et rejet : les deux cultures des Allemands
Welcoming and rejecting : Germans' two cultures
Jaroslaw Kuisz
La position de la Pologne
Poland's position
Jacques Le Goff
Faut-il brûler le code du travail ?
Should labour law be burned ?
Olivier Mongin
Quand l'irresponsabilité et la confusion sont la norme
When irresponsibility and confusion rule
Olivier Mongin
Joseph Stiglitz à Singapour
Joseph Stiglitz in Singapour
Laurence Engel
Numérique et vieilles recettes
Digital media and old recipes
Jean-François Bouthors
Eric Ruf, l'hirondelle qui annonce un printemps au Français
The swallow heralds spring
Carole Desbarats
Nurith Aviv : Filiations, langues, lieux
Nurith Aviv : Filiations, languages, places


André Burguière
Repère : Lévi-Strauss et le moment structuraliste
Levi-Strauss and the structuralist moment


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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