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  • The financial crisis of 2008, which exposed how some of the West’s major banks were driven into bankruptcy, ought to have been a historic turning point in western civilisation. For eight years, the political elites managed to maintain a ‘business as usual’ approach by containing the crisis. The protests –...
  • Applied economics is all about who takes what and how much out of the distribution mechanisms of markets and governments. In economic cycles, every turn has winners and losers. The very fact that economies face cyclical fluctuations proves that markets are not divine. Markets fail, and this failure can be...
  • The article argues that in a globalised, mobile-multimedia age, the flow of media products – from the West to the Rest – has become multiple and horizontal, as non-Western media content providers have become more pronounced and are servicing an ever-growing global media market for ideas and images. Most significant...
  • Urban living and the upheavals of the twentieth century are causing fractures in local and global societies. The common language of recognised values, customs, and beliefs – which, although frequently clashing in the past, had common roots in the survival modes of all peoples – has broken down, and individualism...
  • This article explores the idea of ‘home’ as a form of political community that has international resonance, but is not necessarily a sovereign state. The idea of a ‘European Home’ achieved prominence in the late 1980s, when Mikhail Gorbachev proposed a more pragmatic Soviet-Europe framing of relationships to displace the...