Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks at the Forum on China-Africa cooperation in December 2015. (Credit: GovernmentZA/Flickr)

China’s economic transformation

At the end of 1976, China was, by and large, an agricultural country with a hefty 82.6% of its population living in the countryside,...
Good governance is a priority for India's post-2015 development agenda. (Credit: fintastique/Bigstock)

Decoding the co-existence of growth and governance: The case of India

Good governance is at the core of improving economic growth in a country, as it provides a mechanism for linking inclusion, decision making, accountability,...
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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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Three models of nuclear policy: From protectionism to discrimination

In July 2017, the French company EDF decided to shut down the reactors of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant (NPP) in Alsace. It is...
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Applying sustainability in business

The practice of sustainability in India is not without challenges. According to the UNGC-Accenture-GCNI Report on Sustainability, each sector has its own sustainability challenges,...
Deploying military force will not ease the tensions on the Korean peninsula. (Credit: Wacharaklin/Bigstock)

Prelude to the peace process on the Korean peninsula

On June 12, 2018, a summit took place between the leaders of the DPRK and the US – a summit that few could have...
#FeesMustFall demonstration in Pretoria, South Africa. (Credit: Paul Saad/Flickr)

Digitalisation of the media in Africa: Prospects for change

Global media has become increasingly digitalised in recent years. These processes have had a detrimental impact on the traditional business models of commercial journalism,...
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Making and breaking social capital: The paradox of China’s social credit system

The Chinese government is engaged in a major mass-surveillance initiative, to become fully operational by the year 2020. It has been subject to varied...
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Hegemony and resistance in postcolonial India

Introduction What are the current discourses and practices of hegemony and counter hegemony in world politics? Scholars from four continents gathered at the Dialogue of...
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon at the opening of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Credit: palinchak/Bigstock)

Sustainable development goals: Public good vs. private welfare

With the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) having expired at the end of 2015, the consultation process among countries regarding the post-2015 development agenda, is...

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