Politika

IDENTITIES. JOURNAL FOR POLITICS, GENDER AND CULTURE

Volume 13, 2016
IDENTITIES is a peer reviewed international journal that seeks to serve as a platform for the theoretical production of Southeastern Europe and enable its visibility and an opening for international debate with authors from both the "intellectual centers" and the "intellectual margins" of the world.

Building Blocks for the Left

Regional Political Forum on Marxist Theory and Practice in the Southeast Europe
The period after the disappointment from SYRIZA's government and the (re)enacting of the debates on the level of intervention, European or national, that new socialist strategies should concentrate, was ruptured by the ›Brexit‹ with a deeper debate on the very position of the Left towards the European Union.

Regional Political Forum on Marxist Theory and Practice in the Southeast Europe

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS "Regional Political Forum on Marxist Theory and Practice in the Southeast Europe" - School for Politics and Critique 2016 Date: 24th – 27th June 2016 / Place: Ohrid, Macedonia   The Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities – Skopje, with the support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation SOE is proud to announce the...

Open University: Who’s Afraid of Future?

Questions and dilemmas for the Left
In 2015 we organized Open University in Banja Luka on 26-27 September (dedicated to ‘Future’), and in Sarajevo on 26-29 November (under the title ‘Who’s Afraid of…’). This report will not enumerate the topics of 20 round tables, lectures and open discussions, including a literary reading and a theatre show, followed at each event by an audience ranging between 100 to 180 people, nor the names of more than 40 speakers and participants. All these information, together with audio and video recordings, are available on the pages of our web magazine Otvoreni magazine / Open Magazine  (http://otvoreni-magazin.net/). Here we want to concentrate on, in our view, the four major problems (out of many) that were, regardless of concrete discussion topics that ranged from Greek crisis, the Balkans, political economy, Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism, engaged literature, sexuality, plenums to refugees, constantly addressed by our speakers as well as by the audience. What follows is a presentation (not a summary) of the questions that were asked, the dilemmas that were discussed, and some answers that were offered in relation to these particular four problems.
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17.10.2015
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Hatzova 16, Zagreb, Croatia
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Class, Class Theory, Class Struggle

Few concepts developed by Marx and the many theoretical and political currents claiming continuity with his critical project can rival ‘class’ in their distinctive association with Marxism in all its contested plurality. Yet, the widespread consensus on the centrality of the concept for Marxism, shared by both proponents and detractors, is significantly...

Centre for the Promotion of Interactive Education and Social Action

Centre for the Promotion of Interactive Education and Social Action (CODA) was established in 2014 as citizens’ association after the successful organisation of the first Open University in Sarajevo in December 2013. CODA aims at gathering local, regional and world well known experts, thinkers and authors, who will contribute towards development of...
26.09.2015
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Banja Luka, Bosna i Hercegovina
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Budućnost

Can the Open University in Bosnia and Herzegovina stimulate civil society and re-awaken momentum from last year’s protests? This piece was written jointly by: CODA – Centre for interactive education and social action / Programme Board of the Open University   Civil society in post-war Bosnia and Herzegovina has been trapped inside the post-...

LINES OF (DIS)CONTINUITY

Research Paper Series of Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Southeast Europe No.3
The process of restauration of capitalist relations, which arguably began already during a nominally socialist social system, entered a new phase with the disintegration of the Yugoslav Federation. The spheres of ideology and institutionalized policy were henceforth shaped solely by various versions of capitalist socio-economic relations. The institution...

School of Politics and Critique

The series of four political workshops under the frames of the "School for Politics and Critique 2015" are conceptual flow from the activities of the "School for Politics and Critique 2014" and they aim at enabling a space both for learning on strategies of enacting large coalitions and action within them, as well as to generate new theoretical knowledge...
27.04.2015
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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How Do We Think About Fascism Today?

May Day School Programme
Ever since the rise of Italian fascism and German Nazism in the first part of 20th Century and up till today the term fascism comprised the terminological core of left-wing (especially socialist) theoretical and political projects. In the first part of 20th century this term was used to characterize both Italian and German regimes or even any regimes and...
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