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Can European values be bought with EU funds?
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As the European Commission proposes cutting funding for countries deemed not to have respected the rule of law, The Red House looks at the relationship between EU funds, the European integration process and the promotion of European values. Should EU funding be allocated on a carrot & stick basis or would this be counterproductive?
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The end of a post-revolutionary utopia. A Central European view
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Pavel Barša speaks at The Red House on the post-communist transition in Central Europe and why the end of totalitarian regimes in the region has coincided with a rise in support for illiberal and populist politics on both sides of the former Iron Curtain.
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The collapse of the new order? From transition to crisis
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In the 90s, people in the Eastern Bloc looked West as they emerged from the Soviet sphere. Most new or reemergent nations liberalised, privatised & deregulated during what came to be known as the transition. How has this impacted upon politics and its perception in the region & do we now stand at the end of the new order, less than three decades after its inception?
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The price of media dependency: the media, banks and offshore financing
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What happens when the media become tools in the pursuit of political and financial goals? A look at the impact which falling journalistic standards and non-transparent media ownership have had on press freedom, the availability of information and democratic process in Bulgaria.
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Conceptualising capitalism: how the misuse of key concepts impedes our understanding of modern economies
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What is capitalism? In this discussion, Professor Geoffrey Hodgson attacks what he sees as widespread misunderstandings of its very nature and proposes a new understanding, based on referral to its historical basis and, in particular, to the ideas of Victorian economist Henry Dunning MacLeod, best known for his work on credit and its centrality within capitalist societies.
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25 years after 1989: what has happened to media provision in Bulgaria?
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In the second of its cycle of 25th anniversary debates, The Red House compares the status of the media in communist Bulgaria with that of its present incarnation. Assessing their levels of independence and the bases of their content, this debate asks, whether the present situation is really any better than that of 1989 and how to ensure that it improves in the future. Watch the video highlights!
I hate politics! On people’s cynicism and the dissolution of trust
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On September 18th, Kultura Liberalna looked at that most important of societal bonds - trust. What has been the communal impact of the economic crises on our interpersonal relationships and how much faith is still left in those responsible for running our societies?
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Everything you wanted to know about the Maidan, but were too afraid to ask
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On the 3rd September, members of the Ukranian editorial board of Krytyka Polityczna and representatives of Kyiv's Visual Culture Research Centre came together to discuss the origins and motivations of the participants in 2013-14's Euromaidan. Answering those questions you haven't felt able to ask, Wednesday's speakers looked to fill the Warsaw audience in on the background to the protests. Watch the video highlights!
Trust & the media: who do you believe?
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How are young people portrayed in traditional media, how often do they get to have their own say and how is the emergence of alternative media altering their perception within society and their ability to make themselves heard? Free Word looks at how today's youth is perceived and how the internet is changing these perceptions.
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Freedom of speech within the Bulgarian press
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In this Red House debate a selection of concerned parties look at the results of the recent AEJ survey on Bulgarian press freedoms, seeking both the causes of the present situation and looking at how things could be improved in the future.
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People of Europe, rise up (3)! We are the people!
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Southern Europe is feeling the pinch of austerity measures enforced from above and society appears to be becoming dominated by increasingly well connected financial elites. There are, however, new organisations emerging which show potential solutions to our developing socio-economic concerns.
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People of Europe, rise up (2)! Deprived of dignity.
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Southern Europe is feeling the pinch of austerity measures enforced from above and society appears to be becoming dominated by increasingly well connected financial elites. There are, however, new organisations emerging which show potential solutions to our developing socio-economic concerns.
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