Real dialogue isn't about talking to people who believe the same things as you.
Zygmunt Bauman
Polish sociologist and philosopher, 1925-2017

Books and Articles

Zygmunt Bauman, Europe of Strangers, University of Oxford. Transnational Communities Programme, 1998   

Ulrich Beck, Re-Inventing Europe: A Cosmopolitan Vision

M. J. Browaeys & R. Price (2011): Understanding Cross-Cultural Management,
Harlow, London, New York

Manuel Castells, Construction of European Identity, 2004

David J. Chalmers, The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis

EU Publications, The European Union, What is is and what is does

Five minutes with Anthony Giddens: “The European social model can and must survive the crisis”

Jurgen Habermas, The European nation-State: On the Past and Future of Sovereignty and Citizenship, Public Culture (1998) 10 (2): 397-416:

Jurgen Habermas, Jacques Derrida, February 15 or What Binds Europeans Together, 292 Constellations Volume 10, Number 3, 2003

Jurgen Habermas, Are We Still Good Europeans

E. T. Hall, New York, 1990
The Hidden Dimension

E. T. Hall, New York, 1981
Beyond Culture
David Held, The Migration Crisis In The EU: Between 9/11 And Climate Change

David Hume, Treatise of Human Nature, book I, part IV, Section VI

Marry Kaldor, Giving Europe political substance, 2019

Lachapelle, Jon Trent, Globalization, Governance and Identity, Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2000

John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding, book II, chapter 27

Eric Olson, What Are We?, OUP, 2007: 150-153 and 164-171!/file/WAW.pdf

Derek Parfit, Reasons and Persons, Oxford University Press, 1986

Derek Parfit, Godfred Vesey, Brain Transplants and Personal Identity

Massimo Pigliucci, Mind Uploading In Russell Blackford & Damien Broderick (eds.), Intelligence Unbound: The Future of Uploaded and Machine Minds. Wiley. pp. 119-130 (2014)

Richard Swinburne, Personal Identity: the Dualist Theory

Peter Sloterdijk, The Crystal Palace 2005

F. Trompenaars & Ch. Hampden-Turner, London/Boston, 2010
Riding the Waves of Culture

F. Trompenaars & Ch. Hampden-Turner, Chichester, 2004
Managing People across Cultures


Ulrich Beck: Europe at Risk: The Cosmopolitan Turn, 2012

Seyla Benhabib, Migrations and Human Rights, 2010

Seyla Benhabib, The Refugee Crisis and the Disuniting of the Union: Europe on the Brink, 2016

John Locke on Personal Identity (What makes you the same person as the little kid growing up a number of years ago?)

Shelly Kagan (Professor of Philosophy at Yale): What does it mean for a person that presently exists to be the very same person in the future? The lecture focuses on the question of the metaphysical key to personal identity.

Mary Kaldor on Subterranean Politics in Europe, 2013

Chantal Mouffe, The Populist Moment and the Future of Democracy, 2018


Altered Carbon – Laeta Elizabeth Kalogridis (2018)

Awakenings – Penny Marshall (1990)

Black Mirror (especially: S3 E4 ‘San Junipero’)

Memento – Christopher Nolan (2000)

Moon – Duncan Jones (2009)

Persona – Ingmar Bergman (1966)

To Be – John Weldon (

Total Recall – Paul Verhoeven (1990)