Publikationen

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 and wealth have concentrated at the top, particularly in the...
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 and the ongoing struggle against religious extremism worldwide. In the...
Thousands of people demonstrate in Madrid to protect public pensions; February 2017. (Credit: Adolfo Lujan/Flickr)

Pensions: Risking the twentieth century’s biggest social gain

The global financial crisis and its aftermath in the past decade have resulted in inadequate retirement coverage for many. Privatised, savings-based, or ‘funded’ pension schemes, which had become popular in the previous three decades,...
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 care, education, transfer payments) can reduce inequality in capitalist countries. It...
Under siege: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. (Credit: United Nations Photo/Flickr)

Demonstrations in Iran

Over the new year period, the world’s attention was drawn to events in Iran, where a series of protests provoked analysis and outrage in equal measure. Protests over Iran’s economic problems began in the Shia...
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 gives full primacy to the market, while developmentalism combines state...
Protesters gather for the G20's 2017 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (Credit: Rasande Tyskar/Flickr)

The G20’s contested future

G20 meetings are annual rituals which attract thousands of protestors. These mainly anti-globalisation and anti-establishment protests often turn violent, leading to a loss of property, and host cities often deploy heavy security forces to...
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 extension indeed reflects the path of human development, from the...
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 Union. In a move to lessen reliance on Russia as...
Opening plenary session, WTO Ministerial Conference in Argentina. Buenos Aires, December 2017. (Credit: World Trade Organization/Flickr)

Is the WTO relevant for India?

Pressure on less developed countries from an increasingly belligerent US has caused the recent WTO gathering in Buenos Aires to end in an impasse. The 164-member organisation’s 11th ministerial conference (MC11) failed to reach consensus...