Xi'an city wall, China. (Credit: chuyu/Bigstock)

Dreams for the world, ‘made in China’

When speaking of infrastructure projects, it is important to not only take into consideration their technical and economic dimensions, but to also pay attention...
Habiba, a shepherd in rural Lebanon. (Credit: UN Women/Joe Saade/Flickr)

Will the next economic miracle happen in the Middle East?

In recent years, after the Arab Spring events of 2010 and beyond, civil wars and disarray in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen have...
Inequality in Qingdao, China. (Credit: Gauthier DELECROIX - 郭天/Flickr)

Inequality in a non-capitalist economy

It is well-known that the reduction of the role of the market and increase of that of the state (for example, in labour relations, medical...
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Re-industrialisation in the US; de-globalisation in China?

The United States was once a country renowned for its manufacturing capabilities but it experienced a decline in its manufacturing sector after 1980. A...
Terrorism is a threat to us all. (Credit: AlexLMX/Bigstock)

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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Terrorism, religion and state policy in Central Asia

The countries of Central Asia have not been immune to the global forces that have been stimulating religiously inspired violence, as some of its...
Activists demonstrate against free trade agreements between the EU and the US in Bulgaria. Sofia, October 2016. (Credit: Belish/Bigstock)

Glocalism: Beyond nationalism and internationalism

What does the term ‘glocalism’ mean? Obviously, it is composed of two words, localism and globalism. But one should note how the words are...
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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Cultural identity as a factor in global disorder: The need for education

It has been very wise and thoughtful to title the 13th World Public Forum on Rhodes in October 2015 as “The World beyond Global...
Thanks to the Martyrs; placard near army lines in Cairo, December 2011. (Credit: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr)

The Arab Spring and the securitisation of space

A decade on from 9/11, the Arab Spring provoked another round of repressive state security measures. In their response to the popular uprisings of 2011,...

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