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Regina Kreide

The silence of political liberalism

Political theory has remained disturbingly silent in the face of multiple global crises, writes Regina Kreide. Can it be that the current extremity of political and economic circumstances is simply inexplicable? Or do political theorists tend to look down on social reality from too great a philosophical height? [ more ]

Yann Moulier Boutang

The euro and the question of monetary sovereignty

Seyla Benhabib

Critique of humanitarian reason

Martha Albertson Fineman, Mirjam Katzin

The human condition

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Stand fast and hold firm

"Kultura Liberalna" speaks to Anne Applebaum; "Osteuropa" analyses Poland's conservative revolution; "Wespennest" devotes an issue to the charismatic hormone, testosterone; "Esprit" wonders what's next after western Middle East fatigue; "Arena" asks if art is important; "Merkur" listens to echoes of Victor Hugo; and "RozRazil" goes to the pub.

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It's something new

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Leaping the boundaries

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Drastic measures

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Unholy alliances

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Polar 12 (2012)
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12 (2012)
Eine für alle [One for all]



Ludger Schwarte
Martina Löw
"Jede Stadt ist ein Seelenzustand"
Über städtische Vergesellschaftung und Identitätsanforderung
Daniel A. Bell, Avner de-Shalit
Plädoyer für ein Stadt-Ethos zwischen Kosmopolitismus und urbaner Partikularität
Christine Dissmann
Ein Spaziergang durch eine vorläufige Zeit
Benjamin Steiner
Historische Überlegungen zur Zukunft von urbanen Räumen
Christoph Twickel, Arnd Pollmann, Andrej Holm, Peter Siller
Ist es links?: 'Gegen Gentrifizierung'
Friedrich von Borries
Paradoxale Mobilität
Raumeroberung und Raumkontrolle durch Mobilität
Walter Siebel
Ordnung und Chaos
Bedingungen der urbanen Stadt
Der wahre Text
'Wir über uns'
Neue Berliner Sprachkritik


Loïc Wacquant
Ethnische Schließung
Eine soziologische Spezifikation des Ghettos
Interview Geoff Dench
"Revival der Community"
Andreas Willisch
Kleine Stadt, große Häuser
Von der Industriestadt zur Transfergesellschaft
Nikita Alexeev
Nach Moskau
Russland ist eine Chimäre, Moskau deren Gesicht
Levente Polyák
Bianca Tavolari
Zu den aktuellen sozialen Kämpfen um die Stadt in São Paulo
Nina Brodowski
Provincializing Humboldt
Der Diskurs um den Berliner Schlossplatz als gesellschaftspolitischer Gradmesser
Ina Kerner
Leben im Kapitalismus:
'Wie Kassel in den 80ern'
Arno Brandlhuber, Anna-Catharina Gebbers
Collage City
Von Ordos nach Berlin: Die Stadt als Fragment
Vera Tollmann
Über den zentralen Platz in der Planstadt Ordos, China

Mein halbes Jahr

Johannes von Weizsäcker
Matthias Dell


Gespräch Anna Sailer, Anna-Catharina Gebbers, Judith Karcher und Peter Siller
"Stadt, Land, Flucht"
Mein halbes Jahr: 'Literatur spezial'
Füsun Türetken
Fluchtlinien entlang 9/11
Episoden I bis III
Franziska Werner/Mark Thomann
Berlin del Mar
Rückblick auf eine künstlerische Stadtintervention
Susann Neuenfeldt, Simon Strick
Hallo Karthago/Hallo Rom
'Das Versprechen'
Martin Saar
Bildpolitik: 'Besetzung'


Christian Frühm
American Dystopia
Dämonische Städte in der amerikanischen Literatur
Anna-Catharina Gebbers
Memory Loops von Michaela Melián
Leo Lencsés
Nackte Stadt
Christopher Wools Künstlerbuch East Broadway Breakdown
Jan Engelmann
Gangster's Paradise
Raumausstatter im großen Haus: Die TV-Serie The Wire
Christoph Raiser
Georg Simmels Die Großstädte und das Geistesleben
Julia Roth
Kein Platz
Tatjana Turanskyjs Eine flexible Frau
Jörg Schaub
Schön und unverzichtbar
Walter Benjamins Passagen-Werk
Franziska Humphreys-Schottmann
Fritz Langs architektonische Utopien in Metropolis
Anna Sailer
Santa Monica Pier
Christa Wolfs Stadt der Engel oder The overcoat of Dr. Freud
Kerstin Carlstedt
Müll und Menschen
Megacities -- Michael Glawoggers Geschichten vom Überleben


Focal points     click for 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]

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]

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]

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

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]

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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