Palestine: The Middle East’s longest-running revolutionary struggle. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

Revolution: A permanent feature of politics

We are accustomed to thinking of revolutions in terms of great historical episodes of violent transformation that arose in the past: the French Revolution...
Could UBI be the antidote to chronic unemployment? (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

How will universal basic income change our lives?

The concept of a universal basic income (UBI) is becoming increasingly popular in discussions about how to combat poverty. Advocates for UBI include not...
Campaigners outside the UK treasury highlight the destructive impact of tax havens. (Credit: Enough Food IF/Flickr)

Wealth mobility: Implications for inequality

In recent decades, economic globalisation has led to an increased mobility of financial assets and wealthy individuals across national boundaries. At the same time, income...
History, migration, and a mix of traditions: Tajiks drink vodka at a wedding celebration. (Credit: Evgeni Zotov/Flickr)

Religious institutions and Tajik migrant integration in Russia

Debating the role of religion in the process of migrant integration is increasingly important. This is unsurprising in light of the refugee crisis in Europe...
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...
Vila Da Canpas in the Amazon region of Brazil near Manaus. (Credit: World Bank photo collection/Flickr)

The two forms of capitalism: Developmentalism and economic liberalism

Capitalist societies will be either developmental or liberal depending on the way they deploy their major institutions, namely the state and the market. Economic liberalism...
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...
The Trans-Anatolian Pipeline represents a crucial element of Turkey's energy bridge between the Caspian region and Europe. (Credit: crowbot/Flickr)

The Southern Gas Corridor: History and reality

The idea of natural gas deliveries from the Caspian Sea region first emerged in the beginning of 1991 right after collapse of the Soviet...
Syrian refugees protesting the bombing of Aleppo. Berlin, December 2016. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

Deconstructing the Trojan horse: Towards non-essentialist discourse

How many refugees should a country receive? The question of numbers cannot be addressed without looking at the narratives which shape public policies. I would...
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,...


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