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published October 2019

Brexit. Farce und Tragödie

The authors analyze in their contributions what Brexit says about political elites, growing inequality and last but not least the relations of England to its Celtic periphery and to the European Integration project. 

Contributions by Ivan Vejvoda, Gáspár Miklós Tamás, Misha Glenny, Fintan O’Toole, Pankaj Mishra, Tessa Szyszkowitz, Mary Kaldor, Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Timothy Garton Ash and Timothy Snyder.

This book is published in German.

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published January 2019

Do they mean us?

With seismic changes in the UK’s political life and its relationships with the EU and the rest of the world, John Mair and Neil Fowler have commissioned and edited this collection of essays which reveal how some of the world’s most influential journalists view the referendum, the negotiations and the future for the UK. Fascinating, insightful and challenging this book gives whole new perspectives on what is one of the most important political decisions of the past forty years – and the next forty years.

In her chapter The flipside of Brextremism: Tessa Szyszkowitz writes why she believes that journalists should get politically active sometimes. Here she explains why and what it meant for her to co-found #hugabrit.

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Tessa Szyszkowitz | published on September 10, 2018

Echte Engländer – Real Englishmen | Britain and Brexit

After the United Kingdom leaves the European Union people and country have to re-position themselves. What defines a real Englishman? And will Britain turn inwards or outwards?

Will the United Kingdom go big and global by trying to establish Empire 2.0? Or will Great Britain shrink to Little England, if Scotland and/or Northern Ireland decide to stay in the European Union in the end? This is not only a greographical question. Team GB must find answers to globalisation and digitalisation like any other country, but by leaving the European Union the UK has the option to also leave EU standards behind and define a bespoke British future. Great Britain can miss the chance to become a modern middle power by lingering over the dreams of the lost glory of the British Empire. The colonial past is awaiting necessary reapparaisal if Britain wants to see globalisation as a chance for cooperation between independent and equal nations worldwide. 

This book is published in German.

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Tessa Szyszkowitz | September 2011

The freedom fighters: Arafat secret envoy Issam Sartawi

This book is published in German.

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Tessa Szyszkowitz | August 2010

The new Russians: The generation after Putin

This book is published in German.

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Tessa Szyszkowitz | November 2007

Trauma and terror: On Palestinian and Chechen nationalism

This book is published in German.

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