Silvia Mazzini

Silvia Mazzini is an assistant professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin.


What can the Dutch elections tell us about Europe?

Coming Dutch elections are a prism to understand Europe and tell much about its institutional and cultural crisis.


Why Matteo Renzi should vote no in the Italy referendum

Italian PM Matteo Renzi has perhaps not contemplated that a yes vote on the referendum can be to his detriment.

Human Rights

Women and the mafia: A traditionalist emancipation?

Against or inside the Sicilian mafia, women have always played an active role.


Can Beppe Grillo's internet democracy work?

The political experiment of an Italian ex-comedian has adopted the internet as a platform for direct

US & Canada

On Giorgio Agamben, the 'Latin Empire' and a European identity

Does the EU have a common cultural identity or is it just an economic pact?


Matteo Renzi: A Machiavellian 'Prince'?

Italy's new prime minister is not going to bring a radical change.

Latin America

In the name of Francis: A chance and a challenge

What a medieval saint could teach a modern pope.


From Shakespeare to Berlusconi: The rebirth of the fool in politics

Berlusconi is both a cultural and political embarrassment for Italy, writes author.


Who will renowned Italian philosopher Vattimo vote for?

Famed Italian philosopher Gianni Vattimo takes issue with both Mario Monti and Silvio Berlusconi.


'Chavez is still a model for Obama': Interview with Santiago Zabala

Silvia Mazzini talks to philosopher Santiago Zabala about 'hermeneutic communism' and Chavez as a model for Obama.