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William E Scheuerman

Civil disobedience for an age of total surveillance

The case of Edward Snowden

Earlier civil disobedients hinted at our increasingly global condition. Snowden takes it as a given. But, writes William E. Scheuerman, in lieu of an independent global legal system in which Snowden could defend his legal claims, the Obama administration should treat him with clemency. [ more ]

Timothy Snyder

Europe and Ukraine: Past and future

Tim Groenland

Lost in the funhouse

János Széky

A tradition of nationalism

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Whoever shoots first loses

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du was a member of the Eurozine network from November 2000 to November 2011.

du is a monthly dossier of a broad range of cultural phenomena. du takes up current issues and problems, portrays the life and work of important cultural figures, and documents the cultural reflection on society. du thinks of itself as a European institution; taken together, its issues form nothing less than an encyclopaedia of the contemporary. Each issue includes a du culture calendar listing selected exhibitions in Europe and elsewhere.

Monat für Monat legt du ein Dossier aus dem weiten Feld der Kultur vor. Thematisiert Phänomene und Probleme, porträtiert Leben und Werk bedeutender Kulturschaffender und dokumentiert Kultur als einen Ort, an dem über Gesellschaft nachgedacht wird. du versteht sich als europäische Institution; die Folge der Hefte bildet nichts geringeres als eine Enzyklopädie der Gegenwart in Einzelthemen.

Articles published in Eurozine

Ursula März

From rags to riches

Madonna, like millions of other girls, dreamt from early childhood of becoming a star. Her dream came true because she was convinced that it was possible in America, through sheer willpower and the willingness to be brutal with herself. [more]


Hadeel Rizq-Qazzaz

Shut out by the wall, shut in by tradition

Palestinian women are the hardest hit by the wall

"The wall creates new, irrevocable facts in women's lives". The stories of four women living in the shadow of the Israel-Palestine wall. [more]


Thomas Hettche

In the icey cold of a precious moment

"What is it that people find here, 1856 metres above sea level? Proximity to the heavens? The snow, the cold, the silence, the clarity of the air? Or is it the intuition of the disappearance of the self?" Thomas Hettche on the Swiss village of Sils Maria. [more]


Natalka Sniadanko

Journey through Germany

In her journey through Germany, Ukrainian author Natalka Sniadanko discovers traces of her home country everywhere, as well as stereotypes about it. [more]


Jenny Erpenbeck


Part of a house stands on appropriated Jewish land. When the systems changed so did the owners. But who does the house really belong to? [more]


Wolfram Goertz

Johann Sebastian Bach: The geometric composer

Twenty-three attempts to fathom the cosmos Bach and his enigmatic musical order -- from the womb to eternity. [more]


Elmar Holenstein

The navel of the world

"What does he know of Europe who only Europe knows?" said Rudyard Kipling. A plea for looking beyond the borders of fatherland and mother tongue. [more]


Hanna Rutishauser

Whoever has a house, survives

Life for migrants to Istanbul's suburbs

Gecekondu, homes built semi-legally on public land, first appeared on the outskirts of Turkish cities in the 1950s. Originally, residents were granted ownership of their property. Now, around half pay rent. All the while, gecekondu districts continue to aggregate on the edges of Turkey's cities. [more]


Georg Brunold

Europe's inventors of the figure of mourning

A modern history of Turkey's Greek minority

The Greek minority in Turkey have suffered since 1920. Today, the EU represents their greatest hope for better prospects. [more]


Klaus Kreiser

Arrival in the twenty-first century

Istanbul and modernity

Istanbul's Ottoman heritage has been fighting a losing battle against modernization since the 1920s. For most residents of the city today, there is no alternative to a Western way of life. [more]


Elif Safak

The power of the covered women

Istanbul's feminine district

A pink halo hovers over Istanbul's traditional district of Üsküdar, where many of the monuments, mosques, and fountains were built by or for women. [more]


György Spiró

Imre Kertész and his time

Not Jewish. Not Hungarian. Not anti-German enough.

The "perfect normality" of his fiction placed Imre Kertész on the sidelines of Hungarian literature during socialism, and still causes dislike, says a leading Hungarian playwright. [more]


Helga Leiprecht

Imre Kertész. The stranger

An interview with Imre Kertész, in which he talks about discrimination, censorship, and linguistic isolation, and why he is at home with his alienation. [more]


Sonallah Ibrahim

The flying drapes of the Kaabah

Sonallah Ibrahim leads us through the eventful present and past of Saudi Arabia's relations to its neighbours. He concentrates on the history of the famous Kaabah drapes and the robbery attempted by Muhammad al-Fassi and his sister Hind. [more]


Dieter Bachmann

Walser's Wake, 1956 - 1966

Robert Walser's colleagues were also his readers. His texts are of a transitory character and keep turning away. [more]


Pedro Almodovar


Talk to Her: The Set from the Viewpoint of the Director

Pedro Almodóvar's thoughts on photography and the differences between photos and pictures in motion. [more]


Elisabeth Bronfen

Women's Law

Interpreting Female Colours and the Male Gaze

Elisabeth Bronfen reflects on Pedro Almodovar's theory of colours, muted women, and the desires of his characters. [more]


Helmut Bünder, Franz Fischler, René Höltschi

"As long as people want to eat and drink, there'll be farmers"

An Interview with Franz Fischler, Member of the European Commission Responsible for Agriculture

Do our farmers have a future? Why does the EU need an agricultural policy? And will the current principles survive the enlargement process? [more]


Doris Krystof, Marco Meier

Hoping for the Slightest Sign of Truth

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Karl-Markus Gauß

For Austria, Entirely Compatible

As part of a dossier on right-wing radicalism and populism in Europe, Karl-Markus Gauß writes about a new form of right-wing radicalism in Austria: bourgeois and polite, it appeals to a new - primarily economic - type of racism, which appears entirely in line with the "European values". [more]


Jacqueline Hénard

The Left's Best Fiend

As a part of a dossier on right-wing radicalism and populism in Europe, Jacqueline Hénard traces how the strategy to power of the right-wing politican Bruno Mégret unwittingly led to fall back to the margins of interior politics. [more]


Sergio Romano

An Eerie Safeguard

As a part of a dossier on right-wing radicalism and populism in Europe, Sergio Romano looks at the parties in coalition with Berlusconi. [more]


Alexander Böckli

The Ghosts I Called To

As part of a dossier on right-wing radicalism and populism in Europe, Alexander Böckli writes about the rise of such groups in Switzerland - and their seemless adaptation with the times. [more]


Jacqueline Schärli

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Rafael Newman

Wilderness: The True Nature of Culture

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Focal points     click for 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]

The ends of democracy
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
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]

In recent years, Hungary has been a constant concern for anyone interested in European politics. We have collected articles published in Eurozine on recent developments in Hungary and broader issues relating to Hungarian politics, history and culture. [more]

The public sphere in the making
The public sphere is not something given; it is made - over and over again. But which actors are involved and what roles do they play? Is there a difference between an intellectual and an expert? And in which media or public space does the debate take place? [more]

The EU: Broken or just broke?
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 a new online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Robert Skidelsky
The Eurozone crisis: A Keynesian response
Political economist and Keynes biographer Robert Skidelsky explains the reasons for the failure of the current anti-crisis policy and how Europe can start to grow again. Listen to the full debate organized by Krytyka Polityczna. [more]

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Editor's choice     click for more

Marcus Rediker
Ghosts on the waterfront
Historian Marcus Rediker describes the sailing ship as linchpin of the emergent transatlantic economic order and instrument of terror for slaves transported from Africa, going on to discuss European harbour cities' role in the slave trade and their responsibilities in reckoning with its moral legacy. [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.
Making a difference. Opinion, debate and activism in the public sphere
The 25th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Oslo, 29 November - 2 December 2013
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
Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]

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