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18.07.2014
Seyla Benhabib

Critique of humanitarian reason

Never have there been more refugees in the world as today: an estimated 45 million in total. So what's the current relationship between international law, emancipatory politics and the rights of the rightless? Seyla Benhabib on the urgent need to create new political vistas. [ more ]

18.07.2014
Martina Mauer

Bayern, Berlin, Brussels

11.07.2014
Derya Özkan

Gecekondu chic?

09.07.2014
Eurozine Review

Courage of thought vs technocracy

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09.07.2014
Eurozine Review

Courage of thought vs technocracy

"New Eastern Europe" speaks to Lech Walesa; "Res Publica Nowa" recalls that crises have always mobilized the European spirit; "La Revue nouvelle" warns against the xenophobia at Europe's heart; "Frakcjia" asks whether the immunity of art is merely an illusion; "Dialogi" debates the failures of the Slovenian uprisings; "Intellectum" reads Greece's most discussed book; "A2" champions Czech writers' rights; and "Dilema veche" speaks to acclaimed Romanian writer in exile, Norman Manea.

25.06.2014
Eurozine Review

Every camera a surveillance camera

11.06.2014
Eurozine Review

All about the beautiful game

28.05.2014
Eurozine Review

New fascisms coated with sugar

14.05.2014
Eurozine Review

Elections: The dilemma of the year



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Bruno Affentranger

Take care, Sepp!

Given the controversy that has persistently swirled around FIFA president Sepp Blatter up to now, one might have expected a more critical approach. But Bruno Affentranger proves himself a devotee, painting Blatter as a man who still believes in his core business. [more]

11.06.2014


Steven Chu, Claudia Mäder, Florian Rittmeyer

It's all about money!

Steve Chu was the first working scientist to be appointed US energy secretary. After stepping down in 2013, the Nobel Prize winner remains optimistic about renewable energy, insisting that it's better to aim too high and fall short than aim too low and achieve one's goal. [more]

11.06.2014


Marc Beise, Frank Schirrmacher, Peter Sloterdijk

Bigger than us

A round table discussion on the age of big data

Welcome to the parallel world of data, where all data is credit data and the digital economy knows no limits. But add systemic mistrust and intercontinental economic warfare to the equation, and the question as to where all this is heading becomes critical. [more]

28.05.2014


Gilles Lipovetsky, Mario Vargas Llosa

"Proust is important for everyone"

In conversation with Gilles Lipovetsky, novelist and Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa discusses the relative merits of "high" and "mass" culture in the contemporary world and defends the ideas explored in his book "La civilización del espectáculo". [German version added] [more]

25.04.2014


Jörg Scheller, Wolfgang Welsch

Thinking creatively: From Darwin to BioArt

In interview with Jörg Scheller, philosopher Wolfgang Welsch reveals the rigours of an evolutionary approach to questions of human culture and society. In doing so, Welsch outlines how, during the twentieth century, art begins to break through the anthropic cocoon. [more]

26.03.2014


David Runciman, Michael Wiederstein

"Democracy is crisis"

In interview with Michael Wiederstein, the British political scientist David Runciman suggests how to remedy some of the myths that the eurocrisis has thrown into sharp relief: from genuine choice in politics or markets to the prospect of a purifying super-crisis. [more]

24.02.2014


Wolfram Weimer

Left - two - three - four...

Five political parties with five all but identical manifestos: ahead of the German election, Wolfram Weimer laments the pettiness of political culture in European social democracies. Could it be that the resulting European inferiority complex is about to take a fatal turn? [more]

11.09.2013


Rolf Dobelli, John Gray, Tomás Sedlácek, Nassim Nicholas Taleb

In the philosophical base camp

Roundtable discussion

A philosopher, an economist and a trader are urged to forget this world's economic woes and discuss their preferences for an ideal world. It's an enriching experience for all concerned, not least when the real world returns and repeatedly gets tangled up in the conversation. [more]

01.08.2013


Michail Ryklin

What the Europeans love to forget

Russian philosopher Michail Ryklin firmly rejects the "EUSSR" polemic and wholeheartedly endorses Europe's culture, diversity and philosophical tradition. He is equally forthright in endorsing the need to actively protect the private sphere. [more]

18.06.2013


John Gray, René Scheu

The role of the sceptic

A conversation with John Gray

The destination of intellectual journeys, remarks John Gray, is unknown at any one time. Utopianism, on the other hand, usually ends in disaster. Thus the radical anti-communist of the 1970s finds Marx's analysis of capitalism prescient today and rates Keynes above Hayek. [more]

21.05.2013


Josef Girshovich, John Lanchester

The sale of London

A conversation with author and journalist John Lanchester

John Lanchester, author of the 2012 London novel "Capital", describes how the whole of London has become a department store in which the streets are shelves and the houses goods for sale. It is here that his characters' lives play out, between the poles of homeliness and displacement. [more]

22.04.2013


Harold James

The Swiss model

Harold James advocates scaling up small country democracy, if the members of the European Union are ever to succeed in settling upon a working model of democracy. He explains why the Swiss model of "Konkordanzdemokratie" has much to offer. [more]

26.02.2013


Ulrich Beck, René Scheu

Europe is burning

Ulrich Beck explains why Germany's new leading role in Europe is a mixed blessing not only for Europe but for Germany too, and makes the case for a grassroots, cosmopolitan European Union based not on national identity but a new sense of civil participation. [more]

08.10.2012


 

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On the Eurozine BLOG you can follow and comment on all coverage of the Kyiv conference, "Ukraine: Thinking together", including daily updates from Eurozine editors.
CHeFred
Thinking in times of change

http://www.eurozine.com/blog/in-defence-of-freedom-of-expression/
There are both differences and similarities between the current events in Ukraine and the revolutions of 1989. In fact, the conference "Ukraine: Thinking Together" does have a predecessor: a meeting of eastern European intellectuals with their western counterparts that took place in Vienna in 1990. [more]

Focal points     click for more

Ukraine in focus

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/publicsphere.html
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]

The ends of democracy

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/democracy.html
At a time when the global pull of democracy has never been stronger, the crisis of democracy has become acute. Eurozine has collected articles that make the problems of democracy so tangible that one starts to wonder if it has a future at all, as well as those that return to the very basis of the principle of democracy. [more]

Russia in global dialogue

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/eurocrisis.html
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]

The EU: Broken or just broke?

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/eurocrisis.html
Brought on by the global economic recession, the eurocrisis has been exacerbated by serious faults built into the monetary union. Contributors discuss whether the EU is not only broke, but also broken -- and if so, whether Europe's leaders are up to the task of fixing it. [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.
George Pagoulatos, Philippe Legrain
In the EU we (mis)trust: On the road to the EU elections

http://www.eurozine.com/timetotalk/in-the-eu-we-mistrust-on-the-road-to-the-eu-elections/
On 10 April, De Balie and the ECF jointly organized a public debate in Amsterdam entitled "In the EU we (mis)trust: On the road to the EU elections". Some of the questions raised: Which challenges does Europe face today? Which strategic choices need to be made? [more]

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Dipesh Chakrabarty
The climate of history: Four theses

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2009-10-30-chakrabarty-en.html
Freedom has been the most important motif of accounts of human history since the Enlightenment. Yet, only with the planetary crisis of climate change is an awareness now emerging of the geological agency human beings gained through processes linked to their acquisition of freedom. [more]

Literature     click for more

Olga Tokarczuk
A finger pointing at the moon

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2014-01-16-tokarczuk-en.html
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

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2013-08-16-kuisz-en.html
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

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/literaryperspectives.html
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

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/europetalkstoeurope.html
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.
Making a difference. Opinion, debate and activism in the public sphere
The 25th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Oslo, 29 November - 2 December 2013

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/oslo2013.html
Under the heading "Making a difference. Opinion, debate and activism in the public sphere", the 2013 Eurozine conference focused on cultural and intellectual debate and the production of the public sphere. [more]

Multimedia     click for more

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/multimedia.html
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]


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