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The Lilliput syndrome

'Transit' responds to Russia's politics of fear; 'New Eastern Europe' condemns human rights pragmatism; 'Index on Censorship' defends the right to anonymity; 'Vikerkaar' talks trees; 'Czas Kultury' considers conspiracy theories; 'Ord&Bild' reports on heritage wars; 'dérive' confronts the new housing question; 'Letras Libres' declines populisms; and 'Vagant' has no fun with industrial. [ more ]

Katja Garmasch

A new start that's full of contradictions

Andrei Sannikov

Existence without life

Klas Grinell

Carpets and ceramics

Jane Costlow

The dissident history of trees

Eurozine Review

Eurozine Review

The Lilliput syndrome

'Transit' responds to Russia's politics of fear; 'New Eastern Europe' condemns human rights pragmatism; 'Index on Censorship' defends the right to anonymity; 'Vikerkaar' talks trees; 'Czas Kultury' considers conspiracy theories; 'Ord&Bild' reports on heritage wars; 'dérive' confronts the new housing question; 'Letras Libres' declines populisms; and 'Vagant' has no fun with industrial.

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The violent closet?

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Peak democracy?

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Critical junctures

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The narrowest of margins

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Fahrudin Novalic

The Srebrenica region: Waiting for its saviours even in peace

The responsibility for the regeneration of the Srebrenica region lies with the governments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and the separatist government of Republic Srpska, as well as the European and international political community, says Croatian sociologist Novalic. [more]


Darko Dukovski

Globalization: Fear and hope of small European peoples

A historical perspective

As processes of unification envelop Europe, Darko Dukovski looks at communication and national identities among peoples of a globalizing world: language(s) as one defining factor in European identities and developments. [more]


Gabriele Reiterer

Imagines et loci

The city as narrative

Powerful memories inhere in a city and its sites. Only poetry and architecture can overcome human oblivion. [more]


Zarko Paic

Overcoming the West?

(The errors of occidentalism)

How can the "orientalism/occidentalism" discourse lose its meaning? [more]


Bernhard Peters

"Ach Europa"

Questions about a European public space and ambiguities of the European project

National media prove remarkably resilient to attempts to create a European public sphere, while transatlantic communication flows continue to dominate. What does this mean for the future of the much talked-about European public sphere? [more]


Ales Debeljak

My Balkan master

Ales Debeljak discusses the political, moral and historic implications of Danilo Kis's writings. [more]


Wolfgang Kraushaar

The Limits of the Anti-Globalisation Movement

The anti-globalisation movement is so variegated that a decisive profile would be difficult to define. Wolfgang Kraushaar writes that one can, however, find one definitive aspect: its limits. [more]


Mikael Carleheden

The Emergence of a Transnational People

Contribution to the discussion following the political unrest in Gothenburg and Genoa

In the events in Gothenburg and Genoa the Swedish sociologist Michael Carleheden sees the emergence of a transnational people. When this political people is confronted with politicians and institutions representing particular and national interests, the result is a deep crisis of legitimacy. [more]


Susan George

Democracy at the Barricades

Genoa and Violence

Genoa marked an escalation of the attempts to criminalise the opponents of neo-liberal globalisation. Susan George says that the decisions made in Genoa clearly show that the hopes and demands of the demonstrators will not be recognised. [more]


Miriam Holzapfel, Karin König

A History of the Anti-Globalisation Protests

A historical background to the globalisation protests: from the first G7 meeting in Rambouillet, 1975, to the G8 in Genoa, July 2001. [more]


Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Learning from Genoa

Four lessons in globalization

Boaventura de Sousa Santos sees two different kinds of globalisation that now have to enter into a dialouge. As counter-hegemonic globalisation grows, the responsibility of its protagonists increases. [more]



Articles published in the partner section

Annika Persson

Strujanje preko granica



Drazen Katunaric

Globalizacija i knjizevnost



Dejan Ilic

Trzni centar - kulturna oaza



Boris Biletic

Uvodne pripomene



Jakub Patocka

Globalisation is not like rain

Globalisation and antiglobalisation in a cultural context

How can alternative models to current globalisation trends be formulated? [more]


Gábor Csordás

Strah od utjecaja



Darij Zadnikar

Tucet teza o pokretu pokreta



Boris Biletic

The Poet - An Intellectual or a Barbarian?

Can poets maintain their intellectual integrity or is their work inevitably bound to be used for aggressive, nationalist propaganda? Boris Biletic discusses with regard to Balkan Literatures. [more]


Boris Biletic

The Regional as the Universal in the Planetary Village

Practicing a better life and the liability of mental borders



Zarko Paic

The Heidegger Case

New issues - old tenets?




Focal points     click for 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]

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]

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]

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]

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 will frame the general topic of solidarity with a focus on mobilizing for the commons. The conference will take place in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk thus linking contemporary debates to the history of a broad, non-violent, anti-communist social movement which has started in the city's shipyard in 1980. [more]

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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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