Lebensraum für die Menschheit: Schutz des Humanen im Menschen

Lebensraum für die Menschheit: Schutz des Humanen im Menschen

Cultural Diversity

Culture in the Age of Globalization

(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...

’Effectiveness’ as a religion: Will statistics supersede the humane?

As humans, we have the most exquisite ability to understand, analyse, and systematise the world around us. Our predisposition to seek patterns is a...
dialogue, world cultures, cultural diversity

The world day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development

21 of May has been the world day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development since 2001. Since 2008, the World Public Forum ‘Dialogue...
French populism: The challenge of Islam. (Credit: hadrian/Bigstock)

The importance of being honest: Values delusion or how fake news create fake history

Had Professor Francis Fukuyama written his book The End of History today, he might instead have chosen the title ‘The End of Diplomacy’. That...
philosophical anthropology

Scientific approaches in the age of anthropological crisis

The modern era has bestowed various titles on cultural, social, and philosophical research: ‘death of the subject’; ‘anthropological catastrophe’; and ‘the end of history’...

Constructing identity in the context of globalisation and the erosion of traditional norms

Research approaches to identity construction Liberal, postmodern thought – identified with the work of Jacques Derrida, among others – denies the individual his or her...
digital technology

Try it! Neural networks for art and a dialogue of cultures

Recent advances in digital technology have undoubtedly changed the art world forever, whether or not those with a more traditional approach approve of these...
Nigel Farage speaks at the European Parliament, September 2011 (Credit: European Parliament/Flickr)

Defining populism: The need for a paradigm shift

A report in the Financial Times on President Trump’s inauguration compared populism to President Obama’s first inauguration and declared, “Obama radiated hope. Mr Trump...
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...
Lago Agrio Ecuador: Road through the jungle in the oil production region of the country. (Credit: Quasarphoto/Bigstock)

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’...


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