Where Have All The Powers Gone?
The article responds to the Secrets of Transformation multimedia series, a joint project of Bertelsmann Transformation Index and Deutsche Welle. When Montesquieu postulated the theory of separation of powers, he was most probably guided by the belief that “If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary”. But […]
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Ukraine at the crossroads of globalization
Special thanks to my co-author, Julia Rokicka Like the traveller in Robert Frost’s famous poem The Road Not Taken, Ukraine is now poised between two roads, one pro-European Union and the other pro-Russian. Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union and its own independence, Ukrainian society has been divided, […]
The rise of the far-right – The real winners of globalization?
Disillusionment with an increasingly interconnected global economic and political system has pushed many Hungarians to support the political far-right in recent years. As such, the rise of the far-right in Hungary and Central Europe as a whole can be fitted into a broader European context. However, if outsiders want to […]
It’s a homosexual plot: authoritarian Ukraine plunges into conspiracy theories
“I come to work and there are two fags there and my boss is kinda a fag too… So I feel discriminated against. Why do I need it? And if a factory manager with painted lips comes … well I’m sorry. I can just imagine how disgusting and humiliating that […]
Final Globalization & Internet Workshop: Transatlantic relations under the shadow of surveillance
The forthcoming transatlantic free trade agreement (TTIP = Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) between the USA and the European Union was the main talking point of the final workshop of the Internet and Society Collaboratory’s 9th initiative jointly organized by Future Challenges.org and the Internet and Society Collaboratory. Held on […]