What’s the meme war all about?
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The term “meme” was coined in 1976. Today, these cultural artefacts have gone viral, and are redrawing the boundaries of acceptable political discourse.
Differences in attitudes toward globalisation makes cooperation between the world's leading economies extremely difficult.
Expecting tourists to pay a little more than locals is defensible – whether in Bruges, Venice or Thailand.
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Intensified rice production in Cambodia's dry season is wreaking havoc on local bird populations.
With no guarantee of work or pay, is the stress of flexible work contracts affecting the health of workers?
Contested claims in Lombok, Indonesia lead to forest encroachment and degradation.
Communities and indigenous people would like to conserve forests, nature and biodiversity. But their priority, like that of most people, is improving their own well-being and that of their children.
Environmental destruction is a negative externality to be isolated and managed. Here, Native Americans at Standing Rock defend sacred land from a proposed oil pipeline.
Today's ugly politics are not a backlash against global capitalism, they're an open embrace of the racism and greed that has always underpinned so-called global governance.
Health workers during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Chinese view of and response to epidemics differs markedly from that developed in the West.
Not every country prepares for global health threats in the same way.
Machines by Rahul Jain reveals how some industries turn bodies into commodities.
An Angolan importer buying Havaianas in the market of Brás, São Paulo, Brazil.
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Brazilian soap operas are wildly popular in Portuguese-speaking Angola, influencing women's fashion and creating a business opportunity for thousands of Angolan female entrepreneurs.
In Maboneng, bikes and bistros abound. In adjacent inner-city Johannesburg, people struggle to survive.
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Maboneng in Johannesburg represents one strand of the type of urban “development” that's advocated for by the proponents of “global cities”.
During the US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump blamed NAFTA for US job losses.
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There's ample space to renegotiate some terms from the original agreement that would improve social welfare across the region.
Jeremy Corbyn must work within the new reality.
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Labour must develop its pro-social and pro-working class agenda for an electorate that has been failed by globalisation and EU integration.
Economists need to focus on the role white privilege plays in modern, growing economies.
Traditional economists cannot quantify or measure the effect of white male privilege in facilitating business dealings or obtaining employment in emerging market economies.
Could neo-nationalist leaders join hands across the world? Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Narendra Modi (India) in Goa, 2016.
Proponents of inward-looking politics have demonstrated an impressive capacity to exploit the globalisation of the political sphere.
Destroying Chinese war junks by Edward Duncan.
As the UK sets up post-Brexit trade deals with Commonwealth countries, it should be mindful of history.
Our globally interconnected world is not at peace with diversity, this is where internationalisation can step-in.
Donald Trump prioritises the nation-state and closed borders.
People are unhappy with the current state of affairs – but this is happening despite globalisation, not because of it.
U.S. residents in Mexico protest against President Donald Trump’s foreign policy towards Mexico.
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Calls for civil resistance against the rise of right-wing populism have emerged. But political activism is more than taking to the streets.
Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…