Could NATO Enlargement Save Western Hegemony?

Written by Metin Guven The NATO summit held in Madrid recently (June 2022) was remarkable in many ways. As important as it was to initiate the accession process of Finland and Sweden, but perhaps more importantly, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea were invited to the summit as Indo-Pacific Partners for the first time. […]

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August 6, 2022

VIDEOS and BOOKLET from Democracy Education for Ecology and Participation – Training (DEEP-T)

We share some outputs of the week intensive course Democracy Education for Ecology and Participation – Training (DEEP-T) that took place in May 2022 in Italy. It aimed to explore in a collective way the roots of the ecological and climate crisis, and how to deal with them for a just and sustainable future. During […]

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July 29, 2022

2022 Report of International Peace Delegation to İmralı

The International İmralı Peace Delegation 2022 conducted a research mission to Turkey to assess Öcalan’s situation after twenty-three years of incarceration between 13-14 February 2022. The delegation consisted of representatives of lawyer’s associations, human rights lawyers, trade unionists, politicians, academics and writers from across Europe. The delegation stated that “European institutions and the UN have […]

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Announcing the Call for Papers of the Deep Commons Conference 2022

Deep Commons Conference 2022 – Call for Abstracts Link to conference webpage: https://www.deepcommons.net/conference This event will take place online from October 27th to 29th – hosted by the Department of Government and Politics, University College Cork, Ireland, in association with La Terre Institute for Community and Ecology, Mississippi, USA. Conference Theme: Cultivating Ecologies of Solidarity […]

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Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society – Book Review

A book review, written by Brian Tokar, of Concepts for a Democratic and Ecological Society (authored by Yavor Tarinski, Zer0 Books, 2022). In his past writings, the Bulgarian social activist and political researcher Yavor Tarinski has demonstrated a singular talent for explaining concepts in political and social theory in an engaging and highly accessible manner. […]

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April 2, 2022

Tolerance, Progress, and the Legacy of the Enlightenment

Written by Atle Hesmyr. Originally published in Communalism, Issue #2 (2010). Looking back along the lines of European history, one may often come to pose the question whether the developments that have occurred involved a real and substantial progress for humanity. High cultures like ancient Athens, with their direct and participatory democracy and exquisite civic […]

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March 21, 2022

Common Futures: Social Transformation and Political Ecology – Book Review

Written by Dimitrios Roussopoulos “Man is by nature a political animal.” Aristotle, Politics, Book i, 2 “If Liberty and Equality, as is thought, by some, are chiefly to be found in democracy, they will best be attained when all persons alike share in the government to the utmost.” Aristotle, Politics, Book iv, 4 TWO EXCEPTIONAL […]

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February 27, 2022

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Democracy Education for Ecology and Participation – Training (DEEP-T) 

INFORMATION PACK  Project Description  The DEEP-T project aims to explore in a collective way the roots of the ecological and climate crisis, and how to deal with them for a just and sustainable future. You will have the opportunity to discover relevant topics such as the EU Green Deal, degrowth and zero waste. Moreover, you […]

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February 23, 2022

Institutionalizing the State of Exception: The İmralı Isolation Regime

Written by Faik Özgür Erol The Political Thought of the Imrali Prison Complex and the Öcalan Laws The attempt to understand the prison isolation of İmralı as a negative expression of a prohibition order does not do justice to the issue at hand. The weakness of this attempt lies in the desire to explain power […]

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February 17, 2022

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