Human Rights

Adventures in the narrative: a conversation with Lawrence Weschler

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Peter Vermeersch talks with Weschler about his new collection, Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative (Counterpoint Press 2011). In this book Weschler writes about digital animation, human rights, paintings, writer’s block, stories and their political importance, and, above all, faces.

Lawrence Weschler is commonly regarded as one of the foremost practitioners of non-fiction in the US.

Frontex in the Balkans – security before human rights?

Security before human rights?

Even the most rigorous attempts at enforcing the EU’s borders are unlikely to prevent illegal immigration. The issue thus cannot simply be one of security and enforcement, but also how to ensure the welfare of migrants in a way that promotes social cohesion.

The notion of a Europe with increasingly porous internal borders (due to the Schengen agreement and limited visa liberalisation) has gone hand in hand with increased attempts to control

Bosnia: Complex Citizenship in a Complex Country

Eldar Sarajlić
A view of Sarajevo

Today’s Bosnia and Herzegovina has a complex citizenship regime. It emerged as a response to instability at a particular point in the country’s history, which then became established as the dominant pattern of political interaction.  

This is an extended summary of a longer paper that was originally published in the CITSEE Working Paper Series and is available for download here.

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