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Bodó Balázs

Pirate libraries

A central and eastern European perspective

Many of today's pirate libraries were born to address political, economic and social issues specific to Soviet and post-Soviet times, observes Bodó Balázs. They are now at the centre of a global debate on access to knowledge. [ more ]

Beate Roessler

What is there to lose?

David Marcus, Roman Schmidt

Optimism of intellect

Ayse Gül Altinay

Gendered silences, gendered memories

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Schweizer Monat 7/2014
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Schweizer Monat

René Scheu
Publizisten und Unternehmer I
Publishers and entrepreneurs I
Cora Stephan
Gottlieb F. Höpli
Doubts about disbelief
Niko Stoifberg und Christina Baeriswyl
Christian P. Hoffmann
Spasspartei im Spassparlament
Parliamentary satire
Florian Rittmeyer trifft Niall Ferguson
Am Rande des Chaos
At the edge of chaos
Konrad Hummler
Arkadien und Robotien
Arcadia and Robotia
Gunnar Heinsohn
"Das ist skandalös"
"That is scandalous"
Markus Fäh und Andreas Oertli
Zur Lage des Erbens
The state of inheriting
Simon Ingold
Picketty zerpflücken
Pulling apart Picketty
The New Yorker
Direct importing
Peter Sloterdijk trifft Gunter Gebauer und Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht
Dasein ist In-Form-Sein
Existence means being in form
Ulrich Zwygart
Betroffenheit ist nicht genug
Dismay is not enough
Nicola Forster
Wilhelm Tells Weltreise
Wilhelm Tell's trip around the world
René Scheu korrespondiert mit Bundesrätin Doris Leuthard
"Die Schweiz wird nie energieautark sein"
"Switzerland will never be energy self-sufficient"
Claudia Mäder
Frau Lorieuthard
Ms Lorieuthard
Peter Ruch
Rede gegen die Weltretter
Speech against world saviours
Tomas Sedlacek
Welche Anreize können Staaten zum Sparen bewegen?
Which incentives can bring states into a saving modus?
Mirjam B. Teitler
Kein Recht auf Vergessen
No right to be forgotten
Matt Ridley
Lasst sie dampfen!
Let them vape!
Andreas Müller
Wo ist die liberale Erzählung der Schweiz
Where is Switzerland's liberal narrative?
Georg Kohler
Frischekur für die Volksseele
Refurbishment for the people's soul
Philipp Gut
Seid sportlich!
Be sportive!
Thomas Zaugg
Ich erinnere uns
I remember us
Michael Stauffer
People's poll
Bera Hofer
Wolfgang Sofsky
Freedom of speech
Michael Wiederstein trifft Durs Grünbein
A place, a garden, some time
Nadine Wietlisbach trifft Loredana Sperini
Wachs-Tum und Freiheit
Wax and growth
Christian Saehrendt
Bilder vom heiligen Bill
Pictures from holy Bill
Serena Jung
Nacht des Monats mit dem Grasshopper Rugby Club Zürich
Night of the month with the Grasshopper Rugby Club Zürich


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

Felix Stalder
Digital solidarity
As the culture and institutions of the Gutenberg Galaxy wane, Felix Stalder looks to commons, assemblies, swarms and weak networks as a basis for remaking society in a more inclusive and diverse way. The aim being to expand autonomy and solidarity at the same time. [more]

Literature     click for more

Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon
Our language is our literary destiny, writes Olga Tokarczuk. And "minority" languages provide a special kind of sanctuary too, inaccessible to the rest of the world. But, there again, language is at its most powerful when it reaches beyond itself and starts to create an alternative world. [more]

Piotr Kiezun, Jaroslaw Kuisz
Literary perspectives special: Witold Gombrowicz
The recent publication of the private diary of Witold Gombrowicz provides unparalleled insight into the life of one of Poland's great twentieth-century novelists and dramatists. But this is not literature. Instead: here he is, completely naked. [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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