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Six countries. Six different paths to EU integration.
The secretive EU-US trade deal explained
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hinted that the President
would be toning down his style of active political leadership and meddling in
government. Hours later the President seemed to demur.
Progress against gender-based violence means thinking about models of masculinity and femininity, and how these may encourage violent, victimising and victimised behaviour.
big corporations discovered how valuable the ISDS could be when dealing with
foreign governments who were a bit too ambitious in the regulatory domain.
Using participatory, biographical and visual methods, we got
in touch with women’s ‘realities’ in a way that demanded critical reflection.
As an anthropologist and
ethnographer, I attempt to gain access to the participants’ memories in the way
I would have liked to have been interviewed.
Students in Myanmar have achieved what few other
citizens have since independence: the creation of a lasting national, cohesive
social movement united around a core set of grievances and demands.
It is no
longer the extraordinariness of the image, but rather its familiarity that
lends credibility to the representation of how these immigrant women have made
new lives in the city.
Expect more Turkish turbulence
and drama to come, and for Turkish politics to once again resemble the years
In order to gain
popularity among Turkey’s Kurdish conservative Muslims, HDP is promoting a
“Pro-Kurdish democratic Islam” rather than secularism.
speech act is reciting poems; whereas Demirtaş excites his crowds by singing.
The younger generation
is seeing their political awakening in a highly divided Turkey and being forced
to take sides in a system where democracy and its institutions are the
Although the Mandela government was abolitionist,
the attorney general of Witwatersrand pressed for the death penalty for two
people. This, it turned out, did the world a favour.
Despatches from a trip to the 2015 Palestinian Festival of Literature. Part two: occupation.
Despatches from a trip to the 2015 Palestinian Festival of Literature. Part one: Allenby.
de-demonizing the signifier ‘communism’ we can open new ways to think about the
explosive combination of popular actors questioning the legitimacy of democracy
and the figure of the State. Español
are not only Turkish, Kurdish; not solely Armenian, Arab, Circassian, Georgian
or Bosniak… Alevi, Sunni, Syriac, or Yazidi… Jewish, Hebrew, or Christian. You
are all of them.”
As has been seen clearly during this
campaign period, the harsh rhetoric used by the AK Party and the HDP regarding one
another has brought the negotiations to the edge of a total freeze.
How did the struggle for Palestine gain such prominence on the left? The answer might tell us something about broader patterns of thought in left-wing politics today.
We must call for the Angolan government to
drop all charges against the journalist Rafael Marques de Morais. His work
needs to be supported, not silenced.
Os limites às “políticas participativas” evidenciam
a necessidade de se construir instrumentos culturalmente adequados de
participação direta e efetiva dos grupos étnicos. English
struggles of a variety of movements, peoples, communities and organizations
have opened new and creative spaces for participation. Português
can take advantage of the flaws that run across our current data landscape in
order to investigate corruption and abuse of power.
The European Commission should take a hard stance
and insist on European standards, while looking for novel ways in which to
break down “behind-the-border” barriers to trade.
worried by aspects of TTIP should be wary of reflexively rejecting a deal that
seems bad at first glance, and should instead take up the harder but nobler
task of fixing it.
All of the students who take up the
democratic challenges currently facing the EU and offer the following policy
recommendations to address them are united in their desire to improve Europe
for the future, a Europe which they wish to help create.
US diplomatic efforts to quell violence in Syria have been halfhearted and ineffective.
makers make sure to stay on the safe side of a de-jure separation, but
often their daily actions speak louder than laws.
greater rights and fair treatment from Oyak-Renault and Türk Metal, but they argued that their movement had
nothing to do with politics.
While there is
undoubtedly a power struggle going on between the government and the Gülen
movement, this struggle raises far more important issues for the rule of law in
The planet currently seems to be on the cusp of a decidedly unharmonic convergence. Did ‘Market-Leninism’ win the Cold War?
Taking pictures in Palestinian refugee camps feels crude. But what is more clumsy is to go to the West Bank and ignore the occupation.
Against a repressive government, nonviolent action can often
be more effective than violence. A new book surveys how the switch from armed
to nonviolent resistance can occur. Book review.
Three Sunni men from Mosul describe life under the so-called Islamic State.
It is time for Arab Gulf countries to stop being on the defensive and to accept their responsibility for what is happening in the region.
These protests did not oust the government of Peña
Nieto, although they demanded the resignation of the president, but they did
force the government to react and try to explain what had happened.
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