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transition

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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CEF 2016: antidotes to despair
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The 2016 edition of the Central European Forum looked for antidotes to despair in a region staggering under the weight of anti-democratic sentiment. How can we deal with the variety of nihilisms with which we find ourselves confronted and what must we do to ensure that our liberal democracies adapt to the many challenges posed by globalisation?
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The crisis of the European Union – limits, values & alternatives
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Are European values experiencing a crisis? Depo take a look at the EU crisis from a Turkish perspective, relating it to a global transition and investigating what sort of forms this takes in Europe and how it affects relationships between states, regions and social classes.
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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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Is there an alternative to the growth imperative?
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Climate change awareness has moved on leaps and bounds this millenium, but our lifestyles continue to be fossil fuelled, our foodstuffs unsustainably harvested and our companies focused on destructive models of wealth and resource extraction. What impact are these approaches having and how can we respond to form an economically sound and socially justifiable future beneficial to us all?
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The end of the democratic world
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This is a transcript of the Kultura Liberalna seminar Byliśmy głupi [We were stupid], which featured Polish philosopher Marcin Król discussing the Round Table and other critical events of 1989 with the Kultura Liberalna employees Łukasz Pawłowski and Tomasz Sawczuk.
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25 years after 1989: what has happened to trust in institutions?
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In the third of its cycle of 25th anniversary debates, The Red House looks at the distrust of institutions and figures of authority that is becoming imbedded in Bulgarian society. Looking at how the situation has developed, The Red House finds itself asking how the process of transition has destroyed trust and if it's still possible to achieve change in its absence?
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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!
Where do we go after Orlov Most [Eagle’s Bridge]?
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Were the Orlov Most protests the birth of a new Bulgarian civil society, a minority protest or a one-off event? What are the consequences of Orlov Most, is a new and proactive Bulgarian society emerging or was this merely a momentary blip, after which society will, on the whole, remain much as before?
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Culture in resistance
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About the recording: How can the experience of independent culture and its emancipation during the transition contribute to the establishment of a dynamic public field of mobilisation around social and political issues? Examples from Croatia form a starting point for the discussion. Speakers: Mirela Travar — Alliance Operation City, Zagreb Aleksandra Sekulić — CZKD Times of Resistance: This recording shows…