The Voice

Insights from inside. Words by people that have something to say.


Did Ukraine's civil resistance fail?

“Civil resistance is also about what we don’t see,” says Maciej Bartkowski, a leading expert on nonviolent resistance. Comparing Ukraine to other cases in history, Bartkowski underlines the effectiveness of civil resistance, discusses its limits, and clears up some of the widespread misconceptions about it.

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Did Ukraine’s civil resistance fail?

“Civil resistance is also about what we don’t see,” says Maciej Bartkowski, a leading expert on nonviolent resistance. Comparing Ukraine to other cases in history, Bartkowski underlines the effectiveness of civil resistance, discusses its limits, and clears up some of the widespread misconceptions about it.

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„The tide of history is on our side.“

A telephone call between two very remarkable people endorsing equal rights for same sex couples: Adriana Badal, mayor of the small town Bisbee in Arizona, and Father Andrew Cain, a vicar in the Church of England in London.

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“Democratise democracy!” – Interview with Chantal Mouffe
Apr16

“Democratise democracy!” – Interview with Chantal Mouffe

Political theorist Chantal Mouffe about the power of nationalist passion and the need for left-wing populism

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Migration and things: little stuff that sometimes matters

What do people take into their luggage when they change their countries of residence? How does their attachment to things, places and people change over time?

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No culture without power

“Practices like female genital mutilation tend to occur in situations where women have been the ones with less power and men have had more power. You may say, well, female genital mutilation is part of their culture – which suggests that they have agreed on this. I have my doubts. Because I frequently think that culture is involved in a power equation. If you change the power equation, are you really going to find all the people – men, women, young, old – still wanting to stick to these customs?”

Ulf Hannerz about anthropology, politics, and culture.

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