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April 2013 – April 2016

articles vol. 00-36

Leonidas Petrakis
Educational Reforms in Greece and a Report from Berkeley

Leonidas Petrakis
On Being Greek in America – Privilege and Responsibility

Olga Demetriou
The symbolics of alternatives (and lack thereof) in Greece

Socrates Kabouropoulos
’The Age of Discontent’ – Greek publishing through six years of austerity

Zeese Papanikolas, Ruth Fallenbaum
History and the Age of Information

Eleni Yannakakis and Natasha Lemos
Critical Times, Critical Thoughts
Contemporary Greek Writers Discuss Facts and Fiction. Introduction

Antonis Liakos and Hara Kouki
Narrating the story of a failed national transition: discourses on the Greek crisis, 2010–2014

Driss Bellahcène
La piété dangereuse

Yannis Thanassekos
Guerre civile des mots ?

Leonidas Petrakis
A new book by the Greek-American author Zeese Papanikolas
An American Cakewalk – Ten Syncopators of the Modern World

Leonidas Petrakis
Climate Change: Converging Views of Science and Religion

Yannis Thanassekos
« Le 12 juillet d’Alexis Tsipras »
Vers un nouveau césarisme ?

Leonidas Petrakis
Grexit, the mighty euro, and the indomitable drachma

Yannis Thanassekos
De nouveaux conseillers du Prince ou l’apologie de l’Accord du 12 juillet 2015 en Grèce

Boštjan Videmšek
The Long Walk To Europe

Athena Athanasiou
The performative dialectics of defeat: Europe and the European left after July 13, 2015

Stathis Gourgouris
The Syriza problem: radical democracy and left governmentality in Greece

Joseph Grim Feinberg
People, Multitude, Society
Democracy only becomes radical to the extent that its practices of hegemony are bent under the weight of the multitude

E. Balibar, S. Mezzadra, F. O. Wolf
The Brussels diktat: and what followed

Boštjan Videmšek
The poverty epidemic in Greece

“For a long time, our poverty was something of a taboo. Now we can no longer pretend”

Sadia Abbas
Neoliberal moralism and the fiction of Europe: a postcolonial perspective

Thomas W. Gallant
Greece and Germany: The Last Tango?
This most recent episode of German bullying of Greece is just the last of many such episodes; it just may be the worst

Michael Löwy
Historical significance of the Greek referendum

Joanna Bourke
Fear Can Be Used for Good

Eleni Kefala
We are much less Greeks than we believe
A literary note on a real crisis

Dimitris Vardoulakis
Taking a Stand, Or Why the “No” vote is a “yes” to the Idea of Europe
Similarities between Heinrich von Kleist’s novella, “Michael Kohlhaas” and the Greek situation

Georgios Giannakopoulos
The Restoration of Dignity
Now more than ever, the Greek people are in need of support and solidarity in every form

Athena Athanasiou
The right to democratic dissent

Boštjan Videmšek
I still can’t believe I managed to escape the war!
Among the Syrian Refugees in Greece

Costas Douzinas
Referendum and democracy: putting the demos on stage

The stakes are high: Greek destiny, the future of the European Union and of democracy is on the line

Kostis Karpozilos
The promise of history: Syriza and the future of the left

Patricia Felisa Barbeito
Life between the lines
A review of Amanda Michalopoulou’s God’s Wife (Rhode Island School of Design)

Domagoj Sajter
Privacy, Identity, and the Perils of the Cashless Society

Immanuel Wallerstein
The Greek Melodrama, or Who Really Wants What?

Costas Douzinas
A very European coup

This is why Syriza's negotiating strategy has to play to the European gallery and not just to the suits in the conference room.

Giorgos Katsambekis
SYRIZA and the Search for Europe’s Alternatives

Dubravka Stojanovic
The Belgrade Debate: Integration Fatigue
Introductory Statement from the Serbian point of view, to the Berlin Debates held on February 27 under the title Europe? The debates, one for each key-town Belgrade, Athens, Bucharest, were organized by the Deutchen Akademie fur Sprache und Dichtung

Vangelis Kechriotis
Give Greek history (and legend) a chance: Don’t use it

Hagen Fleischer
Germany owes Greece money for the war –but morality needn’t come into it

Leonidas Petrakis
A radical new energy policy for Greece: Abandon the Sisyphean “hydrocarbons” path and fully embrace renewables

Thanos Zartaloudis – Athina Papanagiotou
A not so sudden death
In the place of law, a description… for the management, disposal and alteration of the Greek foreshore and coastline land

Gerassimos Moschonas
Syriza's tremendous path to power
The Associate Professor of Comparative Political Analysis at the Athens Panteion University’s Department of History and Political Science and author of In the Name of Social Democracy assesses Syriza's journey to government. 

Giorgos Katsambekis
A government of the Left in Greece: the coalition of SYRIZA with ANEL and what lies ahead

Vangelis Kechriotis
‘Alexis save us too!’ 
How the Turkish public responded to SYRIZA’s victory

Christos Chrissopoulos
Manifesto of the European Party
“Many parties – two policies” 

Martti-Tapio Kuuskoski
Interview – Greek Writers in Finland, 27.1.-2.2.

Antonia Soulez
Attentat contre Charlie Hebdo: une affaire de stasis entre musulmans en France

Alexander Kazamias
David meets Goliath in the Greek election

Vassilis Lambropoulos
The Place of Greek Literature in the World Republic of Letters

Lambros Baltsiotis
Immigration and data recording

The daily dish (The Atlantic)
"Verschärfte Vernehmung" - enhanced interrogation - Gestapo/Nazis/CIA
Freezing prisoners to near-death, repeated beatings, long forced-standing, waterboarding, cold showers in air-conditioned rooms, stress positions [Arrest mit Verschaerfung], withholding of medicine and leaving wounded or sick prisoners alone in cells for days on end - all these have occurred at US detention camps under the command of president George W. Bush.

Costas Douzinas
Hunger strikers and hunger artists: Ejecting and ingesting the other
Eating is indispensable to life. Life cannot be sustained without nutrition. Stopping to eat is the simplest negation of life’s demands. There is more. For Hegel, Marx and Freud eating lies at the origin of subjectivity. Hunger discloses a constitutive lack in the ego.

Ed Vulliamy and Helene Smith
Athens 1944: Britain’s dirty secret
Churchill’s shameful decision to turn on the partisans who had fought on our side in the war sowed the seeds for the rise of the far right in Greece today

Leonidas Petrakis
Pipe organ
Ancient Greek technology’s gift to the world

Iftikhar H. Malik
Turkey Today, Pakistan Yesterday:: Dilemmas of a Frontline State
Centre for Meditteranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

Stavroula G. Tsouprou
Kosmas Politisknown and unknown information on his work – his relation to the theatre

Saleh S. Jallad
Isis: Syndrome of Creative Anarchy
Centre for Meditteranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

Philippe Theophanidis
We have gone bankrupt
The Greek crisis and the problem of community

Stavros Drakoularakos
Between the Caliphate Soldiers, al-Qaeda, Libyan fighters and a hard place: the Maghreb
Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

Panos Kourgiotis
In the name of 25 January Revolution: Sisi's neoliberal ‘‘War on Terror'' and the Muslim Brotherhood's ideological transformations
Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

Giorgos Katsambekis
‘Populism’ against democracy or Europe against itself?
Challenging conceptual orthodoxies

Costas Douzinas
Human rights and the paradoxes of liberalism
Human rights are a hybrid of liberal law, morality and politics. Their ideological power lies in their ambiguity, not in their adherence to liberal values of individual freedom 

Vangelis Kechriotis
Long live ‘the man of the nation’
The new Turkish President’s legacy of political language

Bostjan Videmsek
The dehumanization of Gaza
Gaza strip: in this déjà vu conflict, where bombs are breeding traumas and hate, children are the biggest and most tragic victims.  

Vassiliki Kastriti
What if Syria were a Chinese puzzle?
Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS) 

Giorgos Katsambekis
Building a counter-hegemony of the Left? 
First thoughts on the May 2014 European elections in Greece

Bostjan Videmsek
«The Greek children are growing up in a war zone!»

Euclid Tsakalotos
A European Solution to the Crisis?
«Any strategy of the Left must incorporate supra-national solutions to supra-national problems»,  says the economic spokesman for Syriza, in the Hellenic parliament

Γαβριήλ Ι. Χαρίτος
Ισραήλ – Παλαιστινιακή Αρχή - Χαμάς: Μετά την αποτυχία των ειρηνευτικών διαπραγματεύσεων
Κέντρο Μεσογειακών, Μεσανατολικών και Ισλαμικών Σπουδών (ΚΕΜΜΙΣ)

Christos Chryssopoulos
Responding «We can»
A comment on the upcoming European Elections from a Greek perspective

Thanassis Papamargaris
Egupt: still American, Russian, or what?
Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

Ihab Shabana
Salafism: A factor for democratization or destabilization?
Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

Spyros Katsoulas
Obama’s “Audacity of Hope” for Middle East Peace
Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

Yannis Thanassekos
La disparition d’un des derniers grands historiens français, Jacques Le Goff
Ζακ Λε Γκοφ: Άλλαξε την εικόνα του Μεσαίωνα

Vangelis Kechriotis
From the green sun of PASOK to the yellow bulb of the AKP: The answer will be given by the people
Municipality elections in Turkey: the triumph of a successful project of social engineering

International Computer Music Conference 2014
Call for Papers
14-20 September 2014, Athens

Gal Kirn
The emergence of the new left party in Slovenia: Initiative for Democratic Socialism
Founding of the United Left in Slovenia: Tsipras’ bid for the EU Commission

Συνέντευξη στους R. Borreca, Ε. Διαμαντόπουλο
Dr. Jacques Haid (μέλος του «Συριακού Συνασπισμού»)
Interview to R. Borreca, E. Diamantopoulos
Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

Vassiliki Kastriti
Jordan: Still serene?
Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

Vangelis Kechriotis
Fathers and sons
During these recent months in Turkey, fatherhood has played a huge symbolic value in shaping people’s attitudes

Thanassis Papamargaris
Pakistan: between Scylla and Harybdis, where to?
Centre for Mediterranean, Middle East and Islamic Studies (CEMMIS)

TRIBUTE: Giannis Skaribas
5. Katerina Kostiou
The Rhetoric of Subversion as an Element of Style
Roidis, Vizeynos, Skarimbas

Alexis Tsipras
"Democracy was the first victim of the crisis"
Interview to Bostjan Videmsek

Giorgos Regkoukos
Ukraine: A tale of two extremes?
Did Brussels light the fuse of a new Cold War?

Menelaos Agaloglou
Land Grabs in Africa: Towards a more sustainable approach

Alain Badiou
«Combattre avec le prolétariat nomade est aujourd'huila tâche politique la plus importante »
Entretien avec le philosophe Alain Badiou, a l’ occasion de ses conférences donnees à Athènes fin Janvier
Propos recueillis par Claire Neveu

Costas Douzinas
I plead guilty to the indictment of avowed optimism. We have entered an age of resistance for which we must build an analytics. New forms, strategies and subjects of resistance and insurrection appear regularly without knowledge of or guidance from Badiou, Zizek or Negri. 
Gökhan Göçmen, Εvangelos Diamantopoulos
CEMMIS, Turkey report No. 11

Mertkan Hamit
Time for change in Cyprus
Additional confidence building measures are needed in support of the negotiations process in order to reach a viable solution 

Georgi Medarov
Legitimating Neoliberalism in times of crisis
The Bulgarian protests in 2013  

Alain Badiou
La situation contemporaine et les principes d’ une action juste et féconde
Le principe de l’existence d’un seul monde ne contredit pas le jeu infini des identités et des différences

Bostjan Videmsek, Bekaa Valley
«Are We Not People? Why Are We Treated Like Animals? Why? »
Among the Syrian Refugees in Lebanon 


Giorgio Agamben
For a theory of destituent power
Public lecture in Athens, 16.11.2013. Invitation and organization by Nicos Poulantzas Institute and SYRIZA Youth 

Neni Panourgia
Of salt mines and salt cemeteries
Greek complicity in an international system of injustice 

Joanne Paul
From Chivalry to Banking
The resonance and relevance of Hilary Mantel’s novel Bring Up the Bodies to the modern-day Greek context

Despina Lalaki
The Predicament of the Greek Diaspora
Economic Crisis, Immigrant Radicalism and Greek-American Ethnic Identity
Comments on the documentary TaxisinidisiaGreek American Radicals - The Untold Story (directed by Kostas Vakkas, based on the archival research carried out by historian Kostis Karpozilos)

Costas Douzinas
“There is great collusion between the Nazis and parts of the State”
Interview with Boštjan Videmšek 

Entretien avec Jean Soler
par Constantin Irodotou
De la monolatrie au monotheisme

Bini Adamczak
Damit wir wieder den Kommunismus träumen können
Aus Anlass der griechischen Herausgabe des Buches von Bini Adamczak Kommunismus. Kleine Geschichte wie endlich alles anders wird hat die Übersetzerin ins Griechische, Sofia Kousiantza, ein Interview mit der Autorin geführt, die am 22.12.2013 in der Sonntagsbeilage "Enthemata" der Zeitung Avgi erscheint

Leonidas Petrakis
When the Mighty Play God

Phillipe Marliere
Social Democracy, the Radical Left and the spectre of populism
Political scientist Giorgos Katsambekis talks with distinguished professor at UCL, Philippe Marlière, who specializes in European and French politics

Elias G. Skoulidas
The Albanian Greek-Orthodox Intellectuals
Aspects of their Discourse between Albanian and Greek National Narratives (late 19th - early 20th centuries)

Kostas Katsapis
"Ode to Georgios Karaiskakis"
The hero of the Greek Revolution in Dionyssis Savopoulos’ music

Re-examining Democratic Transitions in Times of Crisis
A two-day conference organized by NYU, Freie Universitat Berlin, Historein

Giannis Koubourlis
Liberal and Historicist Views of the Greek War of Independence
The European Contribution Towards the Formation of the Greek National Narrative

Michalis N. Michael
Violence and Political Power in a Changing Empire

Joseph Grim Feinberg
The Indiscreet Charm of Aristocracy

Research Centre for Modern History: International Conference
Revolutions in the Balkans
Revolts and Uprisings in the Era of Nationalism (1804-1908)

Maro Douka
Auch um den Preis unseres Lebens ...

Antonis Spanolios: Anti-fascist protest, Athens 25.09.13 (24 photographs)

Yannis Stavrakakis: Debt Society: Greece and the future of post-democracy

Costas Douzinas: Philosophy and Resistance in the Crisis: Greece and the Future of Europe by Antonis Vradis

L’extrême droite fait-elle la loi en Grèce ? (Libération)

Sotiris Roussos: Syria – The civil war and the regional war (abstract)

Augusta Dimou: Vangelis Calotychos, The Balkan Prospect. Identity, Culture and Politics in Greece after 1989

Anna Papaeti & Áine Sheil: AIRossini: Opera as Critical Entertainment
The dismantling  of conventional opera house etiquette and the participation of the audience in an urgent contemporary political discourse, remains controversial

Edward Snowden: Related articles and videos

Ingo Dünnebier: Portfolio (photographs, texts in German)

Giorgos Katsambekis, Yannis StavrakakisPopulism, Anti-populism and European Democracy: a view from the South

Alain Brossat: Les puissances affirmatives du non (in French)

Saskia Sassen: The Problem Is Not Eurozone Discipline but the Financialisation of Everything

Leonidas Karakatsanis: Political frontiers, parallel universes and the challenges for the Gezi Park movement

Rolf Petri: Angela and her Mediterranean colonies: a new tale?

Anna Karakatsouli:  The Greek book in crisis

Leonidas Petrakis:  Greece’s “hydrocarbons deposits”: fantasy vs reality

Zeese Papanicolas: From the Diaspora

Yannis Stavrakakis: “My country is the colony of a larger colony” 

Floros Floridis: Live videos in Berlin (improvisation, music)



A. ATHANASIOU: E.R.T.: Greek government does not even keep up the pretence of democratic legitimacy any more
E. BALIBAR : Non au retour de la dictature en Grèce (LIBÉRATION) - In French
C. CHRISSOPOULOS: ECP Urge for public address against the closure of the Greek National Broadcaster (ERT)
D. CHRISTOPOULOS: Ceasing the operation of Greek public TV and radio concerns all European democrats

C. DOUZINAS: The loss of ERT, the 'Greek BBC', is a cultural calamity (THE GUARDIAN)
Β. ΜΟΕ: 6.17.13 / Inside ERT / Black screens, closed school, the workers are writing History
A. SPANOLIOS: ERT, Athens, 11-13 June 2013 (29 photographs)
Y. STAVRAKAKIS: Brutal Nihilism


Konstantina Zanou: “Scholar Gypsies” and the Stateless European Ideal

Yiannis Papadakis: Political Paralysis in the Current Cypriot Crisis



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