Cults’ Criminal Accountability in the EU Legal Framework

Cults are known as spiritual or religious movements which develop outside of mainstream religions. Over the decades, the term has taken on a negative connotation, since many of these religious groups are often characterized by an extremist and a radicalizing doctrine and have been alleged of crimes against their own adepts, including coercion, sex abuse, … Continue reading Cults’ Criminal Accountability in the EU Legal Framework

The Birth of a New Era: Discussing Nascence in a Dying World

Only a couple of days ago, people across the globe awoke to the news of wildfires, disastrous and monstrous wildfires blazing across Athens, Greece; news outlets plastering grave photographs across social media that stood as representation of the looming destruction that climate change has brought us face to face with. Unfortunately, this news came as … Continue reading The Birth of a New Era: Discussing Nascence in a Dying World

Breaking Away from Environmental Classism: A Case for Vehement Eco-Socialism

Although the conversation on the imminent threat of climate catastrophe has been gradually intensifying and expanding across diverse public and private sectors, one collective voice remains missing from the public debate — that of the poor. Often being portrayed as uninterested and/or undereducated in relation to environmental matters, those at the lowest ends of the … Continue reading Breaking Away from Environmental Classism: A Case for Vehement Eco-Socialism

Developing Urban Development Policy Function

— Article by Julia Kozlova The city size is greatly influenced by the stress of urbanization. Cities produce GDP and accommodate the labour force, cities attract people, especially from rural areas, being places full of working positions and better conditions of living. Consequently, cities are growing. Growing so fast that governments lost in attempts to … Continue reading Developing Urban Development Policy Function

Historical Overview: Utopian Ideas and Ideal City Policy

— Article by Julia Kozlova The aim of a good city is to lead citizens towards a happy life (c) Plato In Antiquity, both the Greek polis (from which derives our ‘politics’, the science of governing states) and the Latin civitas defined the city-state, an urban as well as a political organization. This dual significance … Continue reading Historical Overview: Utopian Ideas and Ideal City Policy

Relevance Between Map Graphical Revolution and Democracy Appraisal in the 19th Century.

— Article by Julia Kozlova The period which began with the industrial revolution caused varied social problems as from the second half of eighteenth century. Seeking for solutions to address the poverty and social imbalance, urban policy in 19th century tried to make balance between economy and social policies. Since that period, decisions on city … Continue reading Relevance Between Map Graphical Revolution and Democracy Appraisal in the 19th Century.

Digital Impact on Urban Fabric

— Article by Julia Kozlova In comparison to built environments, technology changes very swiftly. New digital technologies open up new possibilities to connect citizens and central authorities (or their agents), which are beneficial both sides, helping citizens to participate and influence on urban policy (“statactivism”) and political authorities to strengthen their power. However, all in … Continue reading Digital Impact on Urban Fabric