Eurozine Review

Read our reviews of the latest issues of Eurozine partner journals.

Cover for: Is context dead?

Is context dead?

Positionen 122 (2020)

Positionen asks whether contemporary music is liberated or reshaped by the media environment. Including articles on AI and composition and ‘schweigen’/silence as performance.

Cover for: The end of democracy is relative

Developments in the US and the UK provide ample evidence for those who think that democracy is under attack from within. But are they themselves the anti-democrats? According to Philip Manow in the March issue of ‘Merkur’, it’s all relative.

Cover for: Contradictions between ecology and economy

‘Esprit’ explores contradictions between the ecological imperative and dominant economic logic. Including articles on the false expectations of the European Green Deal; green business and consumer passivity; and why technical innovation is not enough.

Cover for: The fragile individual

The fragile individual

Osteuropa 12/2019

‘Osteuropa’ focuses on politics in Poland, where the subordination of the judiciary enters its final stages. Also: tributes to the life and work of György Konrád (1933-2019).

Cover for: Sates of crisis

Sates of crisis

Letras Libres 3 /2020

‘Letras Libres’ focuses on constitutional crisis in Spain and globally, including articles on the impacts of EU membership on the Spanish state; regional autonomy and polarization; and Catholicism as state religion.

Cover for: Celebrating feminist writer Nezihe Meriç

‘Varlık’ devotes its March issue to the work of Nezihe Meriç (1925–2009), a pioneer of feminist literature in Turkey whose short stories and novels offer intimate portraits of the lives of women in the early years of the Republic.

Cover for: A lot of rubbish

A lot of rubbish

Razpotja 4/2019

What is rubbish and when does something become it? Slovenian journal ‘Razpotja’ devotes its tenth anniversary issue to the philosophy and economics of trash.

Cover for: Public media in Algeria

NAQD on the crisis of public sector journalism in Algeria: how disinformation and propaganda perpetuates the current system. Also: why reliance on advertising threatens public broadcasting, and the arrested development of print media.

Cover for: Cause or consequence?

Cause or consequence?

il Mulino 6/2019

Il Mulino sees populism not as cause but consequence of the decline of representative democracy. Also, on reversing the neoliberal split between capitalism and democracy, and what the Pope means when he speaks of the people.

Cover for: Thinking rationally about climate crisis

New Humanist explores ‘more rational ways of thinking and talking about environmental disaster’, with articles on climate change and culture wars and the case for a Green New Deal. Also, the info-graphics of W. E. B. Du Bois, Christian pop and more.

Cover for: A very English populism

A very English populism

Soundings 73/2020

In Soundings: why the Johnson government marks the beginning of a peculiarly English form of populism. Also, the first in a new series on ‘other Europe’; the chances of the radical left in the EU; what social critique can learn from neurobiology; on the political possibilities of song; ‘queer comrades’ and much more.

Cover for: Documenting nationalist antisemitism

The history journal remembers bitter fights over Belarusian territories after WWI and recalls the ambiguous legacy of a nationalist icon. Also, German propaganda and psychological warfare in Belarus between 1941 and 1944.

Cover for: The pitfalls of rapprochement

The pitfalls of rapprochement

New Eastern Europe 1–2/2020

Political polarization, populism, conflicting narratives, economic and generational changes: New Eastern Europe assesses the challenges of the new decade from the perspective of the West’s relations with Russia.

Cover for: Enter the world of camps

Enter the world of camps

Culture & Démocratie Special issue 2019

Belgian journal Culture & Démocratie devotes a special issue to the theme of the camp and its broad range of meanings, including refugee camps, detention centres and concentration camps.

Cover for: The limits of universalism

The limits of universalism

Esprit 1–2/2020

Esprit asks how the idea of universalism fares in a globalized society attuned to difference, diversity and inequality.

Cover for: The poet endures

The poet endures

Host 1/2020

Peter Handke’s new novella ‘The Second Sword’ has just been published and his play ‘Zdeněk Adamec’ will open the Salzburger Festspiele in July. The Czech literary monthly reviews last year’s controversy and lets posterity be the judge of Handke’s work.

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