An investigation into the commons reveals the wide-ranging spectrum of definitions and applications of this concept that exist across Europe. Yet from the numerous local initiatives, social movements, and governance models associated with this term – is it possible to identify the outline of a commons-based approach that could form the basis of a broad cross-societal response to the failures of the current system?
Borders are back! After 60 years of peace in Europe and the gradual abolition of its internal borders, Europe is now experiencing the full force of the backlash. National borders are once again being heralded as the essential panacea for the multiple crises which have shaken Europe right down to the depths of its foundations. This threatens the hard-won gains of Schengen and of European integration at its very heart.
In response to these developments, the Green European Journal dedicates its 12th volume to new analyses and perspectives on the issue. New thinking on borders for new thinking on Europe!
This edition features a collection of highlights previously published in the Green European Journal, alongside some new pieces. The articles shed light on some of the central dilemmas confronting Europe at the moment – from TTIP to migration, from solidarity to finance – which put considerable strain on the European project, and sometimes seem to threaten its very continuation.
The 10th edition of the Green European Journal seeks to identify what makes the Green approach to foreign affairs distinctive, and asks whether ideals of peaceful resolution can stand up against the reality of a world ridden with complexity and conflict.
How do you deal with a violent reality when most of your political practice is rooted in the non-violent opposition to the system; when your message of peace, tolerance, interdependence, and responsibility, both individual and collective, constantly puts you at odds with the general perception of the public? These are some the dilemmas that this edition of the Green European Journal ‘Peace, Love and Intervention’ seeks to confront.