Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

20 July 2018
It’s entirely logical for narcissists to seek alliances with authoritarian leaders. After leaving allies rattled at the NATO Summit in Brussels and dodging mass protests in the UK…
19 July 2018
The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Africa: Beyond the Margins. Edited by Wale Adebanwi. Boydell & Brewer. 2018.  Fabien Cante says this book is a formidable place to…
19 July 2018
South Africa will host the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) group for the bloc’s 10th summit from July 25 to 27. South Africa’s inclusion in the group has…
18 July 2018
Labour markets are undergoing profound transformations. Automation is displacing workers in routine occupations, and as the application of digital technologies and artificial…
18 July 2018
The meeting of the Media and Social Norms Collaborator (MSNC) – The Behavioural ScientistsRespond, was held on the 22nd of May 2018, bringing together…
17 July 2018
Alan Whaites argues that aid workers should abandon their blueprints and focus instead on understanding internal reform battles within governments and trying to help those…
17 July 2018
Donald Trump’s visit to the UK will have concentrated the minds of MPs still coming to terms with Theresa May’s Chequers “agreement” and the cabinet walk-outs that followed. The…
16 July 2018
Beyond Gridlock by Thomas Hale, David Held et al. Cambridge: Polity 2017. 313 pp., £55 hardcover 9781509515714, £18.99 paperback 9781509515721, £18.99 Open eBook 9781509515752…
13 July 2018
Thousands plan to march in London on Friday and also raise awareness of impacts of government policies on vulnerable women in the UK. Thousands of women are expected to march in…
13 July 2018
Who holds the power in international politics? Most people would probably say it’s the largest states in the global system. The current landscape of international relations seems…