Articles by Simon Clemens

F(EU)TURE FESTIVAL
2019-04-02

F(EU)TURE FESTIVAL

The F(EU)TURE FESTIVAL took place from 1 to 16 of March 2019. Together with CLB Berlin, the European Democracy Lab turned Moritzplatz into a place breathing the European spirit as it is aptly called on the festival’s website. Together with activists, researchers, artists, intellectuals and a large number of visitors from all sectors of society, the state and future of European democracy were discussed. Our authors were on the spot and will go into some of the events below.

Eva Illouz: Capitalist Subjectivity and the Internet
2019-03-12

Eva Illouz: Capitalist Subjectivity and the Internet

The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) are jointly organising a series of scientific lectures on the topic "Making sense of the digital society". The rapid pace of technological change leads to enormous uncertainties. On 6 March 2019, Eva Illouz spoke at the HAU (Hebbel am Ufer) about “Capitalist subjectivity and the Internet”.

in Reviews  |  by Simon Clemens
The Absence of Conflict: Chantal Mouffe and the European Parliament
2019-03-03

The Absence of Conflict: Chantal Mouffe and the European Parliament

The European Union is often called an undemocratic (and bureaucratic) monster, left-wing debates in particular are dominated by narratives like this. But how could a leftist approach to the EU look like?

in Essays  |  by Simon Clemens
Drawing Lots as a Solution to the Crisis of modern Democracy?
2018-03-04

Drawing Lots as a Solution to the Crisis of modern Democracy?

European democracies are faced by the rise of right-wing populism, plummeting turnout figures and growing exasperation with the EU. These Trends are occurring in the background of a lack of institutional power and representing a profound crisis of democracy. Could the situation be improved by a lot procedure?

in Reviews  |  by Simon Clemens
Clash of Ideology?
2017-05-13

Clash of Ideology?

German political scientist Ulrike Guérot published her new essay “Der neue Bürgerkrieg“(the new civil war) on 4th of May 2017. Our columnist has read it.

in Reviews  |  by Simon Clemens

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Ein Strohmann geht um in Europa: Pauschalkritik an postkolonialem Denken als Tragödie und Farce
23.06.2020

Ein Strohmann geht um in Europa: Pauschalkritik an postkolonialem Denken als Tragödie und Farce

Niko Gäbs Polemik „Critical Highness“ weist darauf hin, dass es im postkolonialen Diskurs Leerstellen in Bezug auf Antisemitismus gibt. Dies zeigt nicht zuletzt die Debatte um den postkolonialen Theoretiker Achille Mbembe (Cheema/Mendel 2020). Auch Edward Said, Koryphäe der postkolonialen Theorie, steht im Verdacht „die Grundlagen eines sich postkolonial gerierenden Antisemitismus“ (Salzborn 2018, 124) zu formulieren. Nichtsdestotrotz liegen Gäbs Text einige Missverständnisse zugrunde, die wir im Rückgriff auf postkoloniale Theorien und neuere theoretische Entwicklungen erhellen wollen.

(Philosophische) Diskussion um Corona: Timeline Februar-April
30.04.2020

(Philosophische) Diskussion um Corona: Timeline Februar-April

In diesem Beitrag tragen wir eine Auswahl der zahlreichen Beiträge der philosophischen und soziologischen Diskussion zu und um das Coronavirus zusammen und liefern teilweise eine kurze Zusammenfassung der Beiträge. Wir vollziehen dabei den Gang der Kontroverse vor allem (aber nicht nur) anhand der Debatte nach, die sich ausgehend von dem Beitrag “The Invention of an Epidemic” des italienischen Philosophen Giorgio Agamben entwickelt hat.

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