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Gábor Halmai

The decline of liberal democracy in Europe's midst

Fidesz's constitutional counter-revolution has reversed the process of democratization begun in Hungary in 1989. Seeking reasons for Hungary's 'backsliding', Gábor Halmai argues that democratic culture is more crucial than formal legality to guaranteeing rule of law. Hungary challenges the EU's ability to prevent illiberal democracies emerging in its midst. [ more ]

Katja Garmasch

Women fighters in eastern Ukraine

Javier García Toni

Ukraine through the looking glass

Maria Teteriuk

A litmus test for post-Maidan democracy

Serhii Zhadan

No special status

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The violent closet?

'L'Homme' looks at public discourse on sexual violence; 'New Humanist' questions the link between self-loathing and homophobia; 'Sarajevo Notebook' focuses on the politics of the pregnant female body; 'Osteuropa' recalls the history of terrorism on the peripheries of the Russian Empire; 'Blätter' sharpens the definition of modern slavery; 'dérive' examines the infrastructural discrimination of Roma; 'Glänta' joins a European discussion about more than just disintegration; 'Ny Tid' doubts the official version of the coup in Turkey.

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Peak democracy?

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Critical junctures

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The narrowest of margins

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Not looking closely enough

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L'Espill 43 (2013)
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43 (2013)


Mehr Demokratie wagen: atrevir-se a més democràcia
Mehr Demokratie wagen: we should dare more democracy
Claus Offe
Ernest Garcia
Austeritat, decreixement, benestar
Austerity, decreasing growth, welfare
Raimon Ribera
Carisma i democràcia
Charisma and democracy
Francesc J. Hernàndez, Alícia Villar
Tensions en l'educació
Strains in Education
Ramon Lapiedra
Les funcions de la Universitat
University functions
Mercè Rius
Miquel Barceló
La vida, a les colònies
Life, in the colonies

Dossier: Crisi i futur de la televisió

Dossier: Crisis and the future of television
Josep-Lluís Gómez Mompart
Fatiga i fortalesa del mitjà rei de la comunicació
Fatigue and strenght of the king-media
Rafael Xambó, RTVV
RTVV: de l'esperança a la manipulació i el saqueig
RTVV: from hope to manipulation and plundering
Enric Marín
Les incògnites de la televisió catalana
Uncertainities of the Catalan television
Enrique Bustamante
El servei públic de RTVE sota el govern Rajoy: contrareforma sistemàtica i regressió democràtica
The RTVE public service under Rajoy's government: systematic counter-reform and democratic involution
Lola Bañón
Reflexions d'una periodista de televisió en temps de turbulències
Reflections of a TV journalist in a time of trouble
Emili Prado
La televisió: un univers en mutació
Television: a world in change

Fulls de dietari: Maria Josep Escrivà, Passa la vida (1999-2013)

Diary pages: Maria Josep Escrivà, Life flows (1999-2013)


Franco Moretti
Sobre l'evolució literària
On literary evolution


Joaquim Elcacho
Fracking, un nou debat ambiental sobre la taula
Fracking, a new environmental debate


Josep Conill
Una memòria del dolor
(Janina Hescheles, Amb els ulls d'una nena de dotze anys)
A memory of pain
(Janina Hescheles, With the eyes of a twelve years-old girl)
Francesc Viadel
Resistència a la dissolució (Vicent Sanchis, Valencians encara)
Resistance to dissolution (Vicent Sanchis, Still Valencians)
Maria Josep Picó
El testament científic de Margalef
(Ramon Margalef, La nostra biosfera)
The scientific testament of Margalef
Ramon Margalef, Our biosphere)
Francesc Pérez Moragón
Joan Fuster revisitat per un crític excellent
(Josep Iborra, Humanisme i nacionalisme en l'obra de Joan Fuster)
Joan Fuster revisited by an excellent crític
(Josep Iborra, Humanism and nationalism in Joan Fuster's work)


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Culture and the commons
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2016 Jean Améry Prize collection
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The politics of privacy
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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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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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Jürgen Habermas, Michaël Foessel
Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions
Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspectives on democracy in occupied postwar Germany, Jürgen Habermas still stands by his commitment to a critical social theory that advances the cause of human emancipation. This follows a lifetime of philosophical dialogue. [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]

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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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Law and Border. House Search in Fortress Europe
The 26th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Conversano, 3-6 October 2014
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