Globalization

Does Globalisation Account For The Trump And Leave Victories In 2016?

Diane James MEP | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Diane James MEP

Fears of Globalisation, according to US President Barrack Obama, and its disruptive effect caused the UK to vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump. But, does that really stack up?

The 'Left-Behind' Once Had A Real Voice: The Globalisation Protestors Of The 1990s

Dr Andy Price | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Andy Price

Ever since the late 1970s, most of the nation states and corporate interests of the Western world have steadily pushed for deregulation towards a global open market. And as various people and groups have lost out, they have consistently met different forms of popular resistance.

Wasn't The Internet Meant To Make The World Flatter?

Nick Lambert | Posted 14.11.2016 | UK Tech
Nick Lambert

When Thomas Friedman wrote his book The World Is Flat in 2005, it was heralded as a seminal work on the impact that globalisation would have on us all. The Internet was supposed to play a huge part in this and with Facebook a year old we began to believe in a very different future.

Why You Shouldn't Feel Shocked By 2016

Rose Gibbs | Posted 11.11.2016 | UK Politics
Rose Gibbs

f the events of 2016 come as a surprise - it is because we are failing to communicate or take an interest in people beyond our own small bubbles. A failure that is also seen within our political parties who have not listened to the urgently felt concerns of so many people and thus neglected to provide for the huge changes that neoliberal globalisation has caused.

First Brexit, Now Trump: When Will We Finally Take Globalisation Seriously?

John Bunzl | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

Don't worry, Trump won't be able to put much of his extremist rhetoric into practice. There are too many checks and balances in the U.S. political system. Both Congress and the Senate may be under Republican control, but the Republican Party is far from synonymous with Trump. And in a highly interdependent world our political leaders don't have nearly as much power as we think...

Globalisation Has Supersized Inequality -- Backlash Politics Was Bound To Follow

Ali Reza Naraghi | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Politics
Ali Reza Naraghi

To add to the full-blown working class revolt against global capitalism -- already stoked by the rapid rise of inequality, free trade deals, stagnant wages, trickle-down economics, and tax regulations skewed for giant corporations and the elites -- we now have Britain's rejection of the EU's single market, an institution that has been in place for decades.

Brexit's Causes Are Global - So Are the Solutions

John Bunzl | Posted 30.06.2016 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

Whether it's the Left's concerns about multinationals not paying fair taxes and the lack of funding for public services, or the Right's about immigration, poverty and feelings of cultural alienation, both are symptoms of unregulated globalization: destructive global competition.

Living In Donald Trump's World

Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Joseph Zammit-Lucia

It will never happen. This is what many of my friends on both sides of the Atlantic have repeatedly told me over the last several months when I asked about their view of a Trump presidency. So outrageous was the idea that it was not even considered a subject worthy of discussion.

The Psychology of Globalization - Explained by Cultural DNA

Jonathan A.J. Wilson | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan A.J. Wilson

If you're a traveller looking for something that takes a richer and more longitudinal approach; a business person or civil servant looking for insight beyond the usual Dos, Don'ts, honorifics, platitudes and rituals; a student of the humanities and social sciences wanting something more grounded in the world today; or a seasoned dinner party socialite and pub quiz pro looking for a global Zeitgeist to boost your social capital - then this is definitely the book for you. There's plenty to learn, it sinks in easily, and this is the sort of book that you'll find yourself marking-up and folding page corners on.

France, Greece, and Now Spain: A Renaissance of the Left?

John Bunzl | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

With Podemos, Spain's left-wing anti-austerity movement, making dramatic gains in the local and regional elections, a discernible renaissance of Left-...

Why Are Politicians More Worried About Migration Than Education?

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

This is an enormous debate and affects countries far beyond the UK, but the recent UK election demonstrates clearly how the public are losing faith in a traditional approach to politics. Democracy can be difficult for most politicians to swallow, but if they don't listen to the people it's going to choke them all.

The Historians Are Revolting

Peter Frankopan | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK
Peter Frankopan

It's been a week where books have been put back on the shelves and the gloves have come off: historians have gone into overdrive following an article ...

Designing Global Cooperation So It's In the National Self-Interest

John Bunzl | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

What's needed, indeed, is a world-centric level of thinking that sees cooperation in win-win self-interested terms and which consequently designs negotiations for success rather than failure.

Beginning at Bali...

Noelle Reno | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Noelle Reno

We visited over the Christmas/New Year's holiday. Four days of torrential rain storms greeted us. My boyfriend hadn't been on a beach holiday in years, later asking me if I checked the weather report before booking the trip (oops, hello monsoon season). Luckily the rain lifted on day 5 and the next week was blissfully sunny.

Collision Between Geopolitics and Markets

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

"We come together at a crossroads between war and peace; between disorder and integration; between fear and hope," said US President Obama during his address to the United Nations. Stock markets still do not feel the same urgency. There is a huge gap between geopolitical reality and the financial markets.

Markets Blind to Geopolitical Risks?

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 08.11.2014 | UK
Andy Langenkamp

Monetary blinders Neither stock markets nor oil prices have responded strongly to geopolitical unrest. On the contrary, recently stock indices have b...

The UK Skills Crisis Coverage Fails to See the Big Picture - A Changing World of Work

Mark Hillary | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Hillary

This is a perfect storm scenario. Countries such as the UK, with a history of dominance and empire and educational excellence, need to look beyond the obvious. The world is going to be a very different place in just a couple of decades. Economic and cultural hegemony is not a birthright and can easily shift to the east throughout this century.

The Internationalisation of Press

Barry Whyte | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK
Barry Whyte

Only in the past couple of years have the rise of digital networks really facilitated the internationalisation of press... Not only are consumers reading online newspapers in growing numbers, but interestingly, their primary online newspaper is increasingly likely to be based in a country other than their own.

The Rabid Dog and the Dead Mockingbird

Charley-Kai John | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charley-Kai John

Michael Gove's intention to axe American Classics (To Kill A Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men and The Crucible) from the GCSE English Literature syllabus ...

Geopolitics and Globalization Endanger Project Europe

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Should optimistic views about globalization like those of Michael Mandelbaum hold true, Europe may manage to defuse the crisis as new markets open, economic ties strengthen, and member states realize they have a common goal. Namely, to increase prosperity and profit from the ongoing technological innovation.

Why Philosophy Is Still Relevant - And Has Useful Applications

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
Alexander Leivesley

To a great number of people, philosophy has become obsolete; to others it's mind-numbingly boring; to others it's incredibly confusing and too hard a subject to get around. The latter two may certainly be correct, depending on your own opinion; however the first one, the idea that philosophy has lost its purpose, most certainly isn't.

In 'Flowers From a Distance', Professor Peng Feng Delves Into the Globalisation of Art

Ana Tzarev | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ana Tzarev

It is true of life that opportunities wait for us around every corner. The unexpected is what keeps our eyes open and our hearts full of vigor, what enables us to bear through difficulties and grow stronger from them. And when these opportunities find you, you must chase them swiftly and absorb all that you can from them.

America vs. the World

Daniel O'Kelly | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel O'Kelly

The notion of cultural Americanization begs a related question: is America an exceptional country? Clearly, the United States military can transport troops and resources at a scale and speed that no other country can match. Moreover, domestic crises at home, including bi-partnership disputes and financial instability, have repercussions all over the world.

Is 'De-Americanization' The Way Forward?

Zahra Razavi | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Politics
Zahra Razavi

I like the US as country and I love Americans as people. I feel comfortable enough generalizing to that effect. But I'm often so overwhelmed by "American-ness" these days, that I feel in danger of neglecting opportunities for new perspectives and daily variety in favour of the US. It's a real effort to escape from this risk in the Britain of today, and indeed in much of the Western world. One country should not hold that particular power over the rest of the globe.

Immigration 1: when the media says who is threatened

Gregor Smith | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Smith

It's easy to say that immigration has been in the news this week, but in modern Britain, immigration is always in the news. An Englishman's home is, w...