Australia’s political leaders were silent on a number of key issues during the election campaign.
The problem confronting political parties is that the people in leadership positions are intellectually and emotionally ill-equipped to grasp the complex transformation in human affairs now under way.
Lionel Messi is not the first footballer to break financial laws and he probably won't be the last.
Under policies broadly pursued in the West, the winners from globalisation have been mainly the rich.
Following the Brexit referendum on Friday, the UK will be the first country to exit the EU bloc, potentially unleashing a cascade of further division.
Benin bronzes that were looted by British soldiers.
Cultural imperialism and looting were part and parcel of the colonial project. Today, some argue this legacy continues. But in a globalised society, where does borrowing end and appropriation begin?
Youth in France protest changes against changes to unemployment benefits.
The ladder of social mobility isn't what it used to be. An expert at Cornell explains how global demographic trends are widening the economic gap among young people.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki.
A central goal of Thabo Mbeki’s African Renaissance was the right of African people to determine their own future. But the country he governed struggled to embrace his pan-African vision.
A new style of crema.
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'With great humility and respect" Starbucks has announced it is returning to its spiritual home – Italy.
Refugees walk through a frozen field after crossing the border from Macedonia, near the village of Miratovac, Serbia.
In contrast to what we have been taught - or teach our students - we are living in an increasingly hybrid world.
Police commandos from India’s northern state of Punjab take part in a laughter exercise during a yoga session.
Does yoga in the West constitute cultural appropriation? We talk culture, pride and 50 years of Light on Yoga.
Don’t replace me!
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The global game of supply and demand that lets UK doctors move abroad for better pay is the same force pushing down salaries at home.
Australia’s Volkswagen subsidiary has come in for criticism for its handling of the crisis.
Volkswagen's command and control approach has not helped its global response to the emissions scandal, with Australian customers left waiting for more than two weeks.
The Global South is engineering new anti-poverty strategies, leaving traditional left analysts in a quandry.
Could the surge of worker and popular resistance worldwide provide the global trade union movement with an opportunity to take the lead in developing a broad coalition of social forces?
Asymmetries in the regulation of global trade in goods and services as well as finance have serious implications for Africa.
Efforts to address Africa's developmental challenges are hampered by features of the global governance architecture that undermine national policy and international cooperation.
Leaders from the Group of Seven (G7) industrial nations in the Bavarian Alps for a summit in June. Time is ripe for a courageous shift in global leadership.
The world needs an alliance of leading well-being economies, a WE7, to lead it in the 21st century. It would be the first step towards a global network committed to a sustainable future for the planet.
Most of the migrants desperately crossing the Mediterranean from Africa are refugees.
The migration of early Africans into the Middle East, then across the Mediterranean into Europe and Asia – and eventually into the Americas and Australia and the Pacific Islands – is the origin of today’s humanity.
Are we ready for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to design how we move into a new era of capitalism?
Call centre workers in India.
ILO in Asia and the Pacific
The outsourcing of call-centre work to developing countries by Western companies has become a huge business. For many, it represents a positive force of globalisation, bringing not only cost benefits to…
Divided we fall: a Catalonian independence rally.
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After decades of deepening globalisation and interconnection, movements championing national identity and power are sweeping the globe. Breakaway regions, independence referendums, and campaigns for stronger…
The merger between Burger King and Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts chain Tim Hortons has sparked a great deal of reaction and much of it has been nationalistic in flavour. There was speculation that Burger…
New research shows globalisation is improving quality of life and equality for more people compared with three decades ago…