A month ago Italians elected a new parliament. In this article, Brunella Casalini, associate professor of Political Philosophy at the School of Political Science (University of Florence, Italy), argues that Italy’s post-democratic scenario needs careful attention. Continue reading A post-democratic scenario needing careful attention
In 2017, a member of the Dutch House of Representatives – Ms Pia Dijkstra – published a legislative proposal under the right of initiative. The proposed act carries the name ‘Wet toetsing levenseindebegeleiding van ouderen op verzoek’ (‘Termination of Life on Request by the Elderly [Review Procedures] Act), and is popularly referred to as the ‘completed life act’. Continue reading Nine misunderstandings regarding ‘completed life’
Some time ago the editors of this website asked me to respond to Ben Mattlins critical article on Spinraza, the new drug treatment on the neuro-musculair disease SMA. They weren’t aware that I too, just like Mattlin, am a 54 year old person living with SMA. Continue reading Of disability pride and fear
José María Muñoz‑Terrón and María Teresa Martín‑Palomo write a comprehensive overview about the ethics of care in Spain. This overview is available in English and Spanish. Continue reading Ethics of care in Spain
Petra Schaftenaar, who participates in Critical Ethics of Care, gives insight to her PhD research on relational care in forensic psychiatric care in the Netherlands. Continue reading Relational care in forensic psychiatry
In 10 days Austrians will elect a new parliament. Eva Fleischer, professor at the Management Centre Innsbruck,reflects on the election campaign and its meaning regarding solidarity in Austria. Continue reading Is Austria moving towards being a society without solidarity?