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Newsletter 21 November 2014
Since December 2009 the transform! europe newsletter has been published regularly once a month. It contains information about the activities of our network, its members and observing members and about important initiatives of social movements we are taking part in.
Featured Article
The Cause of SYRIZA Is Our Cause
The possible win of SYRIZA in the next Greek elections is a matter which should be at the centre of interest of social movements, trade unions and political forces in all European countries, since it can be the first step for a fundamental social and political change in our continent. [read more... ]
Blog
Short Report of a European Seminar in Paris
Socialization and Commons in Europe: How to Build an Alternative?
By Maxime Benatouil
What does the notion of commons mean? Can it bring about the unity of struggles as diverse – in appearance – as those for free water, for the safeguarding of public services, against tuition fees, for workers’ self-management initiatives, against huge construction projects, for the migrants’ right... [read more... ]
First General Assembly of ISIPE Network
Against the Neoliberal Consensus in Economics Schools
By Gonçalo Pessa
The International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE), a network against the neoliberal consesus in economics schools, held its first General Assembly from 18 to 21 September in Tübingen. [read more... ]
Call for Papers (Deadline: 31 December)
ITH Conference 2015: “Work and Non-Work”
The 51st ITH Conference (24-26 September 2015) investigates the topic of “work and non-work” in an interdisciplinary perspective, in particular, from the point of view of the political construction of work and non-work. [read more... ]
Call for Papers
The Materiality of the Immaterial: ICTs and the Digital Commons
We publish a call for papers for the Special issue of tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique [read more... ]
Calendar
08 December 2014 – 09 December 2014
European Workshop on Productive Transformation
Making the Case for a Left Industrial and Investment Policy for Europe
Together with its interdisciplinary Working Group on Industry, transform! in cooperation with Rosa Luxemburg Foundation will hold a European Workshop dedicated to the characteristics of a Left Industrial and Investment Policy contributing to the social, ecological and democratic transformation of... [read more... ]
12 December 2014 – 13 December 2014
International Poulantzas Conference
Crisis, State and Democracy. Working with Nicos Poulantzas’ theory to confront authoritarian capitalism
Nicos Poulantzas has been one of the most important scholars in the field of theory development in the areas of the state and its development. His contribution linked in a creative way different strands from the Marxist discourse. Being a passionate activist, his contribution is especially... [read more... ]
14 December 2014 – 15 December 2014
Europe-Latinamerica Local and Regional Entities Meeting
Exchange of experiences between Latin America and European local and regional governments and public management to develop social rights and democratic political participation. [read more... ]
Publications
Discussion Paper
Democratizing the Police in Europe
By Georgios Papanicolaou , Giorgos Rigakos
The discussion paper “Democratizing the Police in Europe” – with a particular emphasis on Greece –, has been comissioned in the frame of the transform! Left Strategy project in cooperation with Nicos Poulantzas Institute and Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. It deals with the varieties of police... [read more... ]
European Economic and Social Quarterly 4/2014
Europe: a Continent between Stagnation and a Geopolitical Turning Point
By Joachim Bischoff
This is the first of a new transform! series of quarterly papers. They present the key points of social and economic evolutions in Europe and highlight the new contradictions caused by these evolutions on the political and ideological levels. Download the pdf now. [read more... ]
Report Workshop, 7 July 2014
Employees' Perceptions in the Crisis: Internalized Constraints and Credibility of Alternatives
By Maxime Benatouil
Previous research, as well as fruitful discussions between public-opinion specialists and social scientists from Germany, France and Greece showed that the state of political subjectivities was linked to the intensity of the crisis. The primary goal was to comprehensively study the causes behind... [read more... ]
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