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Extract from the “Democracy Revisited” by Chantal Mouffe / Markus Miessen

September 28, 2011 by


The following text is an answer from Chantal Mouffe to Markus Miessen published in The Nightmare of Participation. It is an extract from the discussion titled “Democracy Revisited” in which both actors exchange their visions on democracy and participation. …………………………………… Markus Miessen – The question is: What are the possible perspectives and alternatives? Chantal Mouffe […]

media panic or prediction?

September 28, 2011 by


“the first thing people should do (…) protect what they have. In less than 12 months, my prediction is that savings of millions of people will vanish.” Alessio Rastani

Why do we build the wall

September 15, 2011 by


I felt a moment of simple truth when listening first to the album of “Hadestown” written by singer and songwriter Anaïs Mitchell from Vermont, Canada. Apart from being a great concept album, the “folk-opera” evokes immediate associations on U.S. depression, the global financial crisis and visions of the post-apocalyptic gated community. The retold myth of Orpheus […]

Reading David Harvey: urbanization as an anti-capitalist crisis syndrome

September 12, 2011 by


Since the last months, book stores tables (understood as a relevant tool of defining the global interest) propose a newly centered topic on economics whereas they were until now focused on lifestyle. Symbol of a new era, the popular attention is reoriented toward “capitalism”, word nowadays associated with “end of”, “failure”, “obsolete”, while we can […]