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Polycentric voices

‘If the sea rose by a few metres and flooded … the Po Valley, Italy would become a single, enormous mountain,’ said politician Meuccio Ruini, whose reflection, though written in 1919, is still pertinent today. Ruini, who knew a thing or two…
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A just transformation?

Last September, seventy miners occupied the hard coal mine of Piast, 650 meters underground. This is the same legendary Upper Silesian mine in which more than one thousand miners went on strike against the imposition of martial law in 1981.…
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Beyond the two-state solution

Micha Brumlik: There have been considerable developments in the situation in the Middle East. Israel has moved closer to its former adversaries in the region, especially Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. This would have been all…
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Не две Беларуси, а борьба политических риторик

Известный украинский политолог Николай Рабчук написал, что ваша книга «Борьба за идентичность», в которой «белорусскость» делится на официальную и альтернативную, по сути про две Беларуси. Что он имел в виду? Николай Рабчук – автор книги…
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The new essentialism?

If we share the assumption that every culture is necessarily incomplete in itself and that there is no such thing as a self-contained, homogeneous culture, then the very definition of a given culture has to include what I would call…
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China’s galaxy empire

When future historians look back on our discordant times, they will surely report an epochal shift of global importance: a transition from failed attempts to restore America’s greatness to China’s return, after two centuries of subjugation,…
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The meaning of Mark Rutte

When Mark Rutte took office as prime minister at the end of 2010, he joined the ranks of right-wing conservative male government leaders, who at the time were the face of European politics. In the UK, the coalition of the Tories and Liberal…
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A genealogy of white privilege

How much shame and guilt should a movement for social justice try deliberately to cultivate? In recent years, this question, superficially abstract, has again become personal for me, both in my ongoing involvement in political protest…
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Russia in the starting blocks

Parliamentary elections in Russia are about much more than just window-dressing. They serve to legitimise the authoritarian regime in the eyes of the public as well as verify the efficacy of the state administration machinery. The tangible…
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