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Financial Crisis, Social Unrest And Reform

Financial crisis, social unrest and reform

The December 22, 2008 issue of Newsweek featured an article on the downside of Chinese state reform. Entitled ‘Why China is too scared to spend’, the article drew attention to…

The Rising Civil Unrest

The rising civil unrest

The basic idea of a society is to form a protective shell in which its citizens can survive in a collective form of life. This urge for shared living has…

The Social Contract Debate

The social contract debate

CAN the prevalent political unrest and discontent in Muslim societies be regarded as a desire for change? In other words, are Muslim societies in search of new social contracts? The…

Social Contract

Social contract

There are many theories about the origin of the state and its role in the life of its citizens. One view is that the state is inherently an oppressive institution,…

Social Media Empowers Anti-mining Activists

Social media empowers anti-mining activists

Facebook and other social networks are making it easier for anti-mining activists to derail projects, helping them get their message out and organise more quickly against an industry that is…