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Reading ‘migration and mobility’ in Latin America

Words carry the weight of civilisations, of ways of seeing, being, and understanding but also of classifying, categorising, simplifying, homogenising, and even controlling. ‘Latin America’...

Coddling capital: Second-generation conditions to attract and retain the super-rich

Executive summary The ‘club’ of the super-rich is increasing worldwide and has the power to change city skylines, prompt legal framework adjustments, and shape the...
Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt's ousted president Mohamed Morsi clash with security forces in Cairo, August 2013. (Credit: Diariocritico de Venezuela/Flickr)

Institutional failure: The quest for Egyptian stability

The collapse of the Egyptian state was a real possibility following the removal of Hosni Mubarak from power, the dissolution of the National Democratic...
Complexo do Alemão, a group of favelas north of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Credit: João Lima/Flickr)

New developmentalism: Macroeconomics for developing countries

After developing remarkably over the course of the 20th Century, the Brazilian economy stagnated in the 1980s, as a consequence of high inflation and...
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Russia: A world or a regional power?

When describing the present condition of the international state system, a broad consensus binds political camps in both the East and West and can...
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The challenge of countering terrorism in the Gulf region and Saudi Arabia

Terrorism is a problem facing the Persian Gulf counties that are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, the United...
Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party. (Credit: Chatham House/Flickr)

The rise of Corbyn’s Labour party and the eclipse of the Tory media

On 15 February 2018, The Sun led with an exclusive gotcha story. On this Tory tabloid’s front page was the lurid headline: ‘CORBYN AND...
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Big data in China: From myth to political economy

Big data: A contested mythical narrative in a developing country Similar to in other parts of the world, big data entered China as a technical...
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Communicating ‘cyber capitalism with Chinese characteristics’

As with many characteristics of China, whether political or economic, the Chinese internet has distinctive features. China’s state-supported e-commerce mega-corporations – notably Alibaba and...
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Terrorism as a global phenomenon

Terrorism can be compared to AIDS. In both instances, the major goal in the study of each consists in delivering humankind from one of...

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