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Personal reflections on Brexit II on the day President Obama gave his farewell in Berlin

About a week after the second major political shock of the year 2016, first the Brexit vote in June that triggered my first personal reflection on the theme, followed by the election of Donald Trump as next US President, President … Continue reading

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‘The Infiltrator’ versus ‘The Refugee’: exploring new forms of solidarity and their limitations

This blog is part of a presentation I will give at the Development Studies Association Conference, Tuesday, 13 September 2016, 14:00 to 15:30, Magdalen College, University of Oxford. The presentation will expand on the themes below and relate them to … Continue reading

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Against the ‘Sexmob’ and ‘Rape Culture’: In Defence of the Enlightenment

Let’s be clear, what is commonly referred to as the Cologne sex attacks was something that should not have happened – at New Year’s Eve, outside Cologne railway station, groups of young men assaulted women and girls of all ages … Continue reading

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Wind turbines and a wink at human rights: Angela Merkel welcomes al-Sisi

Quite unprecedented scenes took place at a German press conference on Wednesday 3 June when Angela Merkel and her foreign visitor, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, appeared in front of the media. Already a first glance at the various media … Continue reading

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Let’s raise our glass to political photography!

The day after Greece has voted in a general election against austerity politics and to oust ‘the dictatorship of Angela Merkel’ as some Greek voters have proclaimed, the annual price for political photography in Germany, Rückblende 2014, has been awarded … Continue reading

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