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Shalini Randeria, Anna Wójcik

Mobilizing law for solidarity

An interview with Shalini Randeria

Legal transnationalization takes place at different paces, setting human rights against trade and property protections, argues social anthropologist Shalini Randeria. The instrumentalization of solidarity by nascent ethno-nationalism must be resisted at the political not the legal level. [ more ]

Ira Katznelson, Agnieszka Rosner

Solidarity after Machiavelli

Camille Leprince, Lynn SK

Portraits of three women...

Ilaria Morani

Street art, power and patronage

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The destruction of society

'Osteuropa' rages at the destruction of Russian society; 'Merkur' delves into the history of Eurasianism; 'Vikerkaar' is sanguine about the decline of universalism; 'New Eastern Europe' has divided opinions about borders; 'Ord&Bild' finds humanism at sea; 'Il Mulino' debates the difficulties of democracy in Italy and the West; 'Blätter' seeks responses to the whitelash; 'Mittelweg 36' historicizes pop and protest; 'Critique & Humanism' looks at Bulgarian youth cultures; 'Res Publica Nowa' considers labour; and 'Varlik' examines the origins of literary modernism in Turkey.

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The ordinary state of emergency

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The Lilliput syndrome

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The violent closet?

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Peak democracy?

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Anne Zeitz

Visuality, virtuality, trauma

The times and technologies of remote war

German filmmaker Harun Farocki and Israeli artist Omer Fast have articulated the link between temporality, virtuality, trauma and today's militarized world. Anne Zeitz takes their works as points of departure for looking at how high-tech war is reshaping both temporality and subjectivity. [more]


Yann Moulier Boutang

The euro and the question of monetary sovereignty

Without the single currency, says Yann Moulier Boutang, Europe really would have plunged into a 1930s-style depression by now. The solution to the eurozone's woes lies in a kind of "people's quantitative easing" used for social and public purposes, not just propping up financial institutions. [more]


Yves Citton

Populist devices and mediarchic regimes

Nine hippotheses

Populist discourses are often described as distorting democratic procedures. But they should instead be interpreted as symptoms of the mediarchic nature of our political regimes, writes Yves Citton. His nine "hippotheses" consider populisms as fuelling the perversions they pretend to denounce. [more]


Bernard Stiegler

Exiting the Anthropocene

The process of automation that begun with the Industrial Revolution has led to the impoverishment of human skills and knowledge, argues Bernard Stiegler. Never has the need to resuscitate human capabilities been greater than now. [more]


Antonio Negri, Raúl Sánchez Cedillo

Democracy today is wild and constituent

The case of Spain

How to create and sustain a flow of political movement? An open system of governance from below that, through continuous debate, holds together movement and government? It is possible, say Antonio Negri and Raúl Sánchez Cedillo. Moreover, it's the empowerment that is decisive. [more]


Mohamed Amer Meziane

Republic and pseudo-jihad

Discussions of "Islamists" and "jihad" won't reveal the root causes of today's urban terrorism, writes Mohamed Amer Meziane. In an article written in the immediate aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo attack, Meziane readdresses issues of class and racial conflict, and the heritage of colonialism. [more]


Fréderic Neyrat

Critique of geo-constructivism

On the anthropocene and geoengineering

The geoengineer's promise of a brilliant future, where a technofix beats the threat of climate change, may seem appealing at first sight. But philosopher Fréderic Neyrat suspects that it will not end well for humans and proposes an alternative form of eco-analysis. [more]


Thanh Nghiem


The Beddington Zero Energy Development

The Beddington Zero Energy Development in London has reduced its water requirements by 70 per cent and its energy consumption by 90 per cent. The resulting concept of "One Planet Living" has led to the creation of 100,000 OPL residences worldwide, reports Thanh Nghiem. [more]


Franco Berardi

Media activism revisited

Although media activism has opened up new spaces of expression, it has not been able to prevent the dominant media to invade this freedom, writes Franco Berardi. Activists should therefore "reinvest the aesthetic dimension"; first as art, then as therapy. [Russian version added] [more]


Mikhaďl Xifaras

Copyleft and the theory of property

A battle is underway between the supporters of intellectual property and the defenders of "the commons". Mikhail Xifaras traces the history of the concept of "exclusive rights" and evaluates the emancipatory claims of the copyleft movement today. [more]



The rocky waters of research

As crucial locations for the production of wealth, universities are also the natural site for the development of alternatives. One such is to publish under group pseudonyms, sidestepping the competitive evaluation of researchers by the number of papers they publish. [more]


Christopher Newfield

The structure and silence of the cognitariat

Only a small "creative class" achieves the freedom stereotypically attributed to knowledge workers, writes Christopher Newfield. Increasingly, recipients of higher education are prepared for working life in a knowledge economy where independence has been eroded. [more]


Christopher Newfield

Structure et silence du cognitariat



Virginie Maris


Towards a fruitful dialogue between feminism and ecology

A survey of the epistemological, moral and social forms of the ecofeminist critique, drawing conclusions about the association between reductionist science and paternalist capitalism. Suggestions for a relationship with the natural world beyond the anthropocentric. [more]


Ariel Kyrou, Yann Moulier Boutang

"Beyond Google"

As the internet becomes as ubiquitous and invisible as electricity, the limits of engines such as Google need to be questioned, write Ariel Kyrou and Yann Moulier Boutang. [more]


Jean-Claude Paye

From Guantanamo to Tarnac

A reversal of the order of law

The arrest in 2008 of members of a collective in the French village of Tarnac exemplifies how definitions of terrorism are tailored to penalize ordinary social protest movements, writes Jean-Claude Paye. [more]


Antonio Negri, Judith Revel

The discovery of the communal

A manifesto

"Bodies and minds, once the cannon fodder of production, have become capitalism's cannonballs. Capitalism can no longer exist without the communal; with the communal, opportunities for resistance increase infinitely. That is the paradox of an epoch that has discarded the rags of modernity." [more]


Antonio Negri, Constantin Petcou, Doina Petrescu, Anne Querrien

What makes a biopolitical space?

A discussion with Toni Negri

"Soft" forms of activism that create urban collectivities on micro, neighbourhood levels only go so far, says Negri, who favours rupture and revolution over accumulation and gradual change. [more]


Marc Hatzfeld

France: return to Babel

Resisting the norms of an over-regulated language is absolutely crucial, writes Marc Hatzfeld in a celebration of Babel and the true value of linguistic diversity: creative misunderstandings. [more]


Monique Selim

An anthropologist between "banlieues" and globalized world

In the 1970s, taboos on acknowledging working-class racism hindered urban research. Today, both academic and media discourse has become ethnicized; this can have both positive and negative consequences, says Monique Selim. [more]


Giselle Donnard

Women in war today

As seen in Bosnia and Algeria, women are no longer on the sidelines of war. By maintaining civil society, they serve as a secret weapon of the resistance. This leaves them highly exposed to the enemy, writes Giselle Donnard. [more]


André Gattolin

Serpica Naro: The hoax of the precariat upon the fashion system

The young designer Serpica Naro was the fiction of a collective who wanted to have the last laugh at an industry in which three-quarters of employees under thirty-five work on temporary contracts. [more]


Luther Blissett

The merry deception of Luther Blisset

Don't hate the media, deceive it. A defence of the Luther Blissett collective. [more]


Francis Mizio

The textual propagation brigade

An account of the sabotage of [more]


Andrea Natella

The origins of the subversive use of the hoax in Italy

"The true is a moment of the false." An overview of the hoax in Italy, from Censor (1975) to Luther Blissett. [more]


Erwan Lecoeur, Alexandre Pessar

The Yes Men: The use of the "correction of identity" for Bhopal

The Yes Men combine happenings with takeover strategies. This time, Dow Chemical takes a hit. [more]


André Gattolin

Prelude to the theory of the hoax and its subversive use

In an introduction to a focus on "activist hoaxes" published by French journal Multitudes, André Gattolin shows how simple tricks can upturn the codes of dominant cultures. The contemporary hoax goes beyond the field of traditional media activism and marks a regeneration of the culture of opposition. [more]


Yann Moulier Boutang

The old "new clothes" of the French Republic

In defence of the "insignificant" rioters

It is possible that the "apolitical" youths of the banlieue have done more to set things in motion in France than thirty years of political posturing, says the director of French journal Multitudes. [more]


Matteo Pasquinelli

Radical machines against the techno-empire

From utopia to network

In order to fight the "techno-imperialists" on their own turf, the radical potential of knowledge-sharing must go beyond the Free Software. [more]


Olivier Blondeau


Street protests, politics, and mobility: A study of activist uses of syndication

On reappropriating the streets as a space of action and protest using cell phones, wireless internet connectivity, and other new media phenomena. [more]


Thierry Baudouin

The public spaces of the city

Who controls and shapes the city's public spaces? [more]


Arnaud Le Marchand

The post-Fordist city

Casual workers prevent the social fragmentation of the city. [more]



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Yves Citton

Axioms of survival

Towards a political rhythm analysis




Focal points     click for more

Debating solidarity in Europe
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, questions of inequality and solidarity have become intertwined. Over the past year, however, questions of solidarity have also been central in connection to the treatment of refugees and migrants. [more]

Ukraine: Beyond conflict stories
Follow the critical, informed and nuanced voices that counter the dominant discourse of crisis concerning Ukraine. A media exchange project linking Ukrainian independent media with "alternative" media in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Greece. [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 European dialogue
Post-revolutionary Ukrainian society displays a unique mix of hope, enthusiasm, social creativity, collective trauma of war, radicalism and disillusionment. Two years after the country's uprising, the focal point "Ukraine in European dialogue" takes stock. [more]

Culture and the commons
Across Europe, citizens are engaging in new forms of cultural cooperation while developing alternative and participatory democratic practices. The commons is where cultural and social activists meet a broader public to create new ways of living together. [more]

2016 Jean Améry Prize collection
To coincide with the awarding of the 2016 Jean Améry Prize for European essay writing, Eurozine publishes essays by authors nominated for the prize, including by a representative selection of Eurozine partner journals. [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]

Vacancies at Eurozine     click for more

Eurozine is seeking an Online Editor and Social Media Manager for its office in Vienna.

Preferred starting date: February 2017.
Applications deadline: 31 January 2017.

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.
Mobilizing for the Commons
The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Gdańsk, 4-6 November 2016
The Eurozine conference 2016 in Gdańsk framed the general topic of solidarity with a focus on mobilizing for the commons. The event took place in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk and thus linked contemporary debate to the history of a broad, non-violent, anti-communist social movement which has started in the city's shipyard in 1980. [more]

Support Eurozine     click for more

If you appreciate Eurozine's work and would like to support our contribution to the establishment of a European public sphere, see information about making a donation.

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?
In memoriam: Ales Debeljak (1961-2016)
On 28 January 2016, Ales Debeljak died in a car crash in Slovenia. He will be much missed as an agile and compelling essayist, a formidable public speaker and a charming personality. [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]

Editor's choice     click for more

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 Knausgĺrd
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 Knausgĺrd 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]

Multimedia     click for more
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]

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