‘The Final Countdown: Europe, Refugees and the Left’ edited by Jela Krečič

Published by IRWIN and Wiener Festwochen Vienna in 2017. | Download link updated on 26. June 2021.


The collection deals with all the major political problems of today’s geopolitical situation: from the rise of populism to the immigration politics in Europe, including analysis of Brexit, and the phenomenon of Donald Trump. The essays introduce some of the most powerful theoretical minds of our time, including Boris Buden, Mladen Dolar, Saroj Giri, Boris Groys, Agon Hamza, Jamil Khader, Robert Pfaller, Frank Ruda, Slavoj Žižek and Alenka Zupančič.

This is the first (one of the rarest) book to focus on the most troubling political tendencies of our time, from so-called refugee crises in Europe to inefficiencies of leftist politics. Authors of the book also critically tackle Political Correctness, identity politics, multiculturalism, post-colonial studies with a clear massage that justified fights of particular social, sexual, gender, religious, racial groups for social equality should be understood in the context of global capitalism and its continuous and ever more powerful antagonisms, conflicts and catastrophes form wars to ecological devastation. From this point of view, many authors conclude, derives a need for an universal emancipatory politics.


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