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About Zygmunt Bauman

Zygmunt Bauman is emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Leeds, England (where he taught from 1972-90) and at the University of Warsaw, Poland. His many books include Modernity and Ambivalence (Polity, 1993), Liquid Modernity (Polity, 2000 ), Modernity and the Holocaust (Cornell University Press, 2001), and Liquid Life (Polity, 2005)

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Quo vadis, Europe?

Europeans, like most other inhabitants of the planet, are currently facing the crisis of ’politics as we know it’ – a state of “interregnum”, as the Italian philosopher Antonio Gramsci described a time in which the old is already dead or dying, but the new has not yet been born.

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