Archivi tag: crisis

The Valley of the Clueless. The German public sphere and the Euro crisis.

Since the financial and economical crisis in the EU has led to strong conflicts between the states of the Euro zone, the political communication in the EU has left the form of a transnational, growing shared public sphere and assumes … Continua a leggere

Pubblicato in Democracy Disfigured | Contrassegnato , , , , | Lascia un commento

Post-crisis work policies in the EU between stability and flexibility

This paper focuses on the post-crisis work policies in the EU. One of the main problems particularly for advanced countries when emerging from the economic crisis of 2007-2013 is that they find themselves in the midst of a jobless economic … Continua a leggere

Pubblicato in Capitalism and Social Cohesion | Contrassegnato , , , , , , | Lascia un commento

The far-right anti-EU agenda: Europe, nations, and transnational alliances

Very recently the Dutch far-right Geert Wilders started building a pan-European alliance for the 2014 European parliament elections, with Marine Le Pen, from the powerful Front National, and other fellows from other European nations. This has caused lots of surprise … Continua a leggere

Pubblicato in Political or Economic Crisis: Quid Prius? | Contrassegnato , , , , , | Lascia un commento

The Lost Europe and the Ventotene Manifesto

My speech has been inspired by reading Is Europe lost? (Europa perduta?, Il Mulino, Bologna 2014). It’s a book composed by two short essays, written by Giuliano Amato and Ernesto Galli Della Loggia. This book is an interesting starting point … Continua a leggere

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Migration and the Crisis of the Social Welfare State: Building a Praxis Approach

The conflictual politics of 21st Century migration figure prominently in the crises shaking the UE and the USA. Migratory dynamics reflect broad global social transformations and notably take the form of straining public services and established regimes of social welfare. … Continua a leggere

Pubblicato in Social Transformation, Economic Crisis and the New Dynamics of International Migration | Contrassegnato , , , , , , | Lascia un commento

Subjectivity Crisis: From the Encampments to a Pox Populi

Meeting the crisis engenders the question, “who is the subject capable of attending the meeting?” As writers like Franco Bifo Berardi note, contemporary capitalism induces a series of pathologies in the individual and social body. At the same time, the … Continua a leggere

Pubblicato in Media, Cultural Industry & the Crisis | Contrassegnato , , , , , , | Lascia un commento

“Miracle of the Markets”: How Mainstream and Elite U.S. Media Business Journalists Covered Economic Crisis in Europe

In the past twenty some years we’ve witnessed incredible shrinking of the media diversity in both ownership and content. As few as ten transnational media conglomerates own nearly all media in the United States and this is important because media … Continua a leggere

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