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Ulrike Guérot

Europe as a republic

The story of Europe in the twenty-first century

The system currently known as the European Union is the embodiment of post-democracy, says Ulrike Gurot. The solution: to turn Europe on its head. For the Europe of tomorrow is a European Republic, the embodiment of a transnational community. [Polish version added] [ more ]

Patrick Bahners

A superfluous undertaking?

Eurozine News Item

St. Petersburg Debate on Europe

Markian Kamysh, Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi

"Chernobyl should have been preserved as a cultural object"

Gisle Selnes, Alberto Toscano

Fanatical counter-histories

Eurozine Review

Eurozine Review

Leaping the boundaries

"Soundings" fashions new languages of solidarity; "Vagant" searches in vain for humanitarian corridors leading to Europe; "Ny Tid" says the essay is a way to political engagement; "Osteuropa" analyses state intervention as practiced in Russia and Hungary; "Merkur" is haunted by selfies picturing the German chancellor; "Index on Censorship" celebrates Shakespearean dissent; and "Letras Libres" traces parallels and disparities between Shakespeare and Cervantes.

Eurozine Review

Drastic measures

Eurozine Review

Unholy alliances

Eurozine Review

Of power vacuums and pressure points

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Political economy of racism

Radical right politics
Don Kalb
Titles of nation, subtexts of class
Working class populism in neoliberal Europe
Dan Jakopovich

The British National Party
Underlying causes of far right growth, its present nature and prospects
Interview with Dylan Riley
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"We call something 'civil society' when we like it,
and we call it something else when we don't"
Alina Polyakova
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Vitaliy Dudin
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How and why communists and social nationalists are imitating the Left?

Racism and capitalism
Immanuel Wallerstein
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"The world of 2050 will be what we make it"
Interview with Attila Melegh
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"Racism was one of the key institutions of capitalism advancement"
Roman Rosdolsky

Prisoners and death convicts in two camps
Memories of Oswiecim and Birkenau
Michael Lowy
Henri Ford - inspirer of Adolf Hitler
Michael Lowy and Eleni Varikas
Precursors and allies of Nazism in the USA
Anastasia Riabchuk
The problem of "asocials" in Nazi Germany
Stanislav Menzelevskyi
One of us: Freaks and social normativity
Kyrylo Tkachenko
Southern strategy

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Migrants, refugees, minorities
Yaryna Odynak

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One step before the American Dream
A tragedy of 72 migrants (foreword to migrant stories)
Interview with Kim Voss
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"For a long time there was a false assumption that migrant workers can never be mobilized to defend their labour rights"
Marek Canek

Exclusion instead of integration
Czech trade unions and state migration policies
Interview with Marc Speer
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Hierarchy of legal status, camps, labor market, and new imperialism
Raphi Rechitsky
Humanitarian racism? International aid, migration control, and the politics of refugee integration in the Ukraine
Interview with Eric Fassin
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"It is a question of xenophobia from above that feeds the xenophobia from below"
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Artem Chapeye (photos), Jakob Hauter (text)

A vicious circle on the edge of society
The situation of Roma in the Ukraine

Oleksii Viedrov

" " " !"
nemies around us
Review of Politychna Krytyka 2/2011 "Glory to the enemies!"
Lesya Bidochko

Instrumentalization of radical music
On radical right music bands in the Ukraine
Ivan Gisem
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Le Havre and Marx: On Aki Kaurismaki's film "Le Havre"
Katerina Mishchenko

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One day by the wall
On Nada Prlja's art project "Peace Wall" at the seventh Berlin Biennale


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

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

Jrgen Habermas, Michal Foessel
Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions
Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspectives on democracy in occupied postwar Germany, Jrgen 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 Knausgrd
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 Knausgrd 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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