Peter Berger – Four Benefits of His Work to the Study of Religion in IR

Peter Berger – Four Benefits of His Work to the Study of Religion in IR

Peter Berger’s work on the enduring importance of religion might save the sub-discipline of religion in IR from turning in on itself.

I am dazed and confused: American terrorists, Islam and Peter King

I started writing this blog in an angry retort to the bombastic voice of Peter King but what I have ended up with is more confusion than insight. The Chair of the Homeland Security Committee, Peter King has previously made a number of comments towards Islam and Muslims that have […]

The Debt Crisis in Jamaica – the Caribbean’s Greece?

The Debt Crisis in Jamaica – the Caribbean’s Greece?

Jamaica is one of the most indebted countries in the world and growth has been sluggish for several years. But, there are hopes that IMF-backed reforms will provide relief.

The Way We Were: Studying Europe Forty Years Ago

The Way We Were: Studying Europe Forty Years Ago

Reflecting on masters courses in the 1970s, questions emerge on whether these courses help or hinder England understand its view of itself in the world.

Guyana: The Next Economic Tiger?

Guyana: The Next Economic Tiger?

Although Guyana is the third poorest country in the Americas it has a tremendous stock of natural resources, and there is great hope that Guyana’s economy has reached take-off phase.

Venezuela and Oil Diplomacy: The End of the Road for Petrocaribe?

Venezuela and Oil Diplomacy: The End of the Road for Petrocaribe?

There has been a concerted effort in post-Chavez Venezuela to reaffirm its commitment to Petrocaribe. However, Venezuela’s economic problems could undermine official policy.

Revolutionary Politics in Grenada – A Retrospective

Revolutionary Politics in Grenada – A Retrospective

Almost 30 years ago the US, supported by several countries in the Caribbean, controversially invaded Grenada ending its imported, and largely unloved, Marxist-Leninist political model.

Tax Havens, Transparency, and the G8

Tax Havens, Transparency, and the G8

Widespread criticism of tax havens is now commonplace, having become a hot political issue in Europe and the US with the activities of several large corporations coming under the spotlight.

Jamaica and the IMF: A Never-ending Story

Jamaica and the IMF: A Never-ending Story

The story of Jamaica’s efforts to plot a successful path to development highlights that while IMF support is needed to keep the economy solvent, the reforms do little to bring about real change.

So, whatever happened to the idea of globalisation?

Now, happily, it seems the Globalisation has run its course. Gone from the local conversation and largely gone too from the discipline’s lexicon. What will replace it? Any guesses?

Brexit: Can the Commonwealth Fill the Gap?

Brexit: Can the Commonwealth Fill the Gap?

Brexit will cause a rupture, but the Commonwealth has a role to play, and with some imagination and boldness can enhance its role further.

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