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27 January 2020
‘One Planet’ Cities: Sustaining Humanity Within Planetary Limits by David Thorpe. London: Routledge 2019. 308 pp., £120 hardcover 9781138615090, £36.99 paperback 9781138615106…
22 January 2020
Duncan Green summarises some of the findings form the long running Developmental Leadership Program (DLP). The DLP is an intriguing research initiative, which I’ve been loosely…
21 January 2020
Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed. Lisa Duggan. University of California Press. 2019. In Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed, Lisa Duggan offers a new thesis…
20 January 2020
“Markets did not see [the first deglobalisation] coming. And at the risk of being a Cassandra, I wonder if they aren’t just as oblivious to what is happening today with the US and…
17 January 2020
Christian Borch on why understanding how algorithms behave in crowds may be vital for our prosperity and safety. In 2019, the world fretted that algorithms now know…
16 January 2020
Just before Christmas, Nicholas Barr (LSE) was asked by a 16-year old what he thought about Brexit and how it would affect members of Generation Z personally. In this letter, he…
15 January 2020
Linda Slapakova explores how and why NATO continues to exist in the post-Cold War international system. In the prelude to the NATO summit in London commemorating the 70th…
14 January 2020
Jason Hickel explores how the voting systems at the WB & IMF contribute to the perpetuation of global inequality. In my research I have argued that rising global inequality is…
13 January 2020
The first part of this essay outlined several major concerns regarding nuclear threats that have emerged in the new century, with a focus on Pakistan and India. In Part 2, we take…
10 January 2020
The road to sustainability is paved with human rights. Without a habitable planet there are no humans and, consequently, no human rights. And to make the planet habitable, we need…