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Democracy in Cuba

Democracy in Cuba

As the global financial crisis deepens, Cuba’s socialist experiment and its attempts to give democracy a participative social orientation may gain a global relevance in this age of uncertainty.

Banned

Banned

Teaching politics in China is going to be a different experience. The prospect makes one pause and recall the sorts of freedoms we enjoy in the West and the way professors do sometimes take them for granted.

Mythic America in a Globalizing MythWorld: Political Dreams and Shadows

Mythic America in a Globalizing MythWorld: Political Dreams and Shadows

American dreams and shadows are the good, the bad, and the ugly narratives of America. The dream is a myth of democracy, justice, and peace. The shadow sees a deep lie at the heart of the dream.

The Rape Case in India: Evidence for the Globalisation of Human Rights?

The Rape Case in India: Evidence for the Globalisation of Human Rights?

India’s negative publicity points to a state that has failed to protect the rights of its citizens. That is a notoriety that a global economic power should work to avoid.

Twenty Years after Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilisations’

Twenty Years after Huntington’s ‘Clash of Civilisations’

Huntington’s work, although flawed in various respects, perfectly captured the zeitgeist at the end of the Cold War and encapsulated the hopes and fears of globalisation.

Santa Wars: Do We Really Need to Militarize Santa?

Santa Wars: Do We Really Need to Militarize Santa?

NORAD’s website using US military surveillance technology to track Santa across the globe is an example of the pervasive manner in which all things military have become part of all things in US society.

ASEAN and the European Union: Lessons in Integration

ASEAN and the European Union: Lessons in Integration

The experiences of ASEAN-EU integration have clarified some hard truths. Both organisations should take each other more seriously and recognise the differences and similarities between their respective regions and organisational structures.

Ethics and Empirics: The Influence of Hayward R. Alker on Global Studies

Ethics and Empirics: The Influence of Hayward R. Alker on Global Studies

Alker demonstrated the importance and the practicality of ethically grounded, empirically rigorous studies of global relations. He leaves behind an important body of work.

To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

The murder of Christopher Stevens has an unmistakably 21st century feel to it. It remains a senseless loss of life due to human stupidity and bigotry.

Whatever happened to the idea of globalization? A small defence of the idea.

Whatever happened to the idea of globalization? A small defence of the idea.

I have a lot of sympathy for Peter Vale’s requiem for globalization. Too often, the idea means all things to all people. However, I want to make some defence of the idea. I will argue that while the theoretical post-mortem is convincing, the historical post-mortem is not.

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?

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