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Macroeconomic policies for inclusive growth in Southern countries

The idea of this project is to analyse what kind of macroeconomic policy is most conducive to growth in developing countries and to investigate...
Cultural Diversity

Culture in the age of globalisation

(I) The dynamics of cultural identity in the global context For today’s citizen, “globalization” has come to mean an ever more complex system of interdependence...

Why Europe urgently needs to rethink its unfair trade deals with Africa

African countries are currently negotiating with EU officials for a successor to the Cotonou Partnership Agreement, which is due to expire in 2020. As...
Nairobi, Kenya. (Credit: Nick Fox/Bigstock)

Is the family a cornerstone in the world development process?

Both standard and specialised dictionaries, such as The Merriam-Webster Dictionary, define the family as “the basic unit in society traditionally consisting of two parents...
South Africa

Citizens, states, corporations, and nature: EU-South Africa conflicts flare

In sharp contrast to both xenophobic political and neoliberal economic trends that have emerged across both Europe and South Africa, the continent’s greatest economist,...
Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker announce progress in Brexit negotiations, December 2017. (Credit: Tiocfaidh ár lá 1916/Flickr)

The teething problems of a multipolar world order

2017 was a year of historical reflection. Looking back, the revolutionary process initiated in 1917 not only altered the international system’s structure of power...
Itami international airport. (Credit: motive56/Bigstock)

Does Russia need an inflow of foreign capital?

With the exception of only two years – 2006-07, when oil prices were at their highest – capital has been flowing out from Russia...
Seeking citizenship at Ellis Island, New York. (Credit: _TuVeuxMaPhoto_/NY Ellis Island Immigration Museum/Flickr)

Citizenship and beyond

We all carry multiple identities which define who we are. We are human beings, female human beings, female human beings with passion. Such an...

Income security and the quest for dignity in an unequal world

An increasing number of people are registering dissatisfaction with their lives by engaging in anti-social and self-harming activities. One remedy that is receiving increasing...
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Aspects of global media ethics: Protonorms and listening

The growing internationalisation of the field of media studies, the globalisation of the media and communication industries, as well as major geopolitical shifts that...

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