Globalization

The Rabid Dog and the Dead Mockingbird

Charley-Kai John | Posted 02.06.2014 | 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...

The Lesson From 2008: Think About How, Rather Than the Doing

Elliott Adair | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Politics
Elliott Adair

You'll get little argument in the current regime of austerity with the concept internationally that the economic world has changed. Huge advances in g...

Dying for a Pair of Jeans

James Elliott | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Style
James Elliott

What are you wearing right now? Is it a pair of blue jeans? If it is, then it's more than likely they were made in the Guangdong province of China, where over half the world's denim is produced. If they're sandblasted, then someone may well have died making them for you.

Changing World Orders and Implications for the University Sector

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

The reason why Europe has fallen behind, quite simply, is money. Whilst funding of many European universities is being eroded all the time, countries like China are investing amounts unimaginable to us in facilities. Their scientific quality generally stills falls short of ours, but their facilities are well ahead.

Ukip: Why Globalisation Benefits Right-Wing Parties

John Bunzl | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

Why all the fuss about Europe when UKIP's rise isn't because of an over-bearing Europe, but because of globalisation? No one seems to have noticed that UKIP is not an isolated phenomenon. Right-wing, isolationist political parties are on the rise throughout Europe and elsewhere.

Imagine There's No Countries

June Sun | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

The only place I feel the most at home is at the airport. I recently put Uzbekistan as my home country on a job application form for completely desperate, hopeless banter. (Then I corrected it, obviously. To Lichtenstein.)

Is Starbuck's Voluntary Tax Payment Extra-Hot Double Espresso or Just Luke-Warm Filter Coffee?

John Bunzl | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Politics
John Bunzl

The coffee chain is voluntarily paying £20m to the UK taxman - an action that has been celebrated as a victory over the multi-nationals, promising to have a ripple effect on other tax dodgers. But will it?

'I am Having So Much Fun!': How Technology Fools Us Into Ignoring Our Loneliness

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Tech
Gil Kazimirov

We depend on technology today more than ever; we say we need the weather reports, the constant stock ticks, the minute-by-minute email updates every moment of every day, even as we walk down the street or play with our kids at the beach. So what is technology actually doing?

Democracy and Globalisation Have to Reconcile for Euro to Survive

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

Few Europeans in northern countries understand that to keep Greece economically alive (for now) is in their own interest. A domino effect unleashed by a chaotic Greek default will have devastating consequences.

Why Take a Job When You Can Start Your Own Company?

Mark Hillary | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

The message to employers is serious. Tools like LinkedIn make it easier to find people with skills to hire, but there is a cultural shift in the behaviour of people who are not used to rigid hierarchies any longer. Young people will not enter the workforce and submit to the rules being just as they always have been.

The World Economic Forum's Great Transformation: Collaboration and the Seductive Fairytale of Davos

Ian Richardson | Posted 25.03.2012 | UK Politics
Ian Richardson

That business should have a voice in global governance initiatives is not being disputed here. What is being disputed is whether we should place our trust in an organisation funded primarily by those interests to deliver a vision of the most equitable and inclusive of global governance frameworks.

Britain's Youth 'Being Left Behind By China And India'

PA | Posted 06.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Britain's youngsters are not fully prepared to work in a global economy - putting the UK at risk of being left behind by emerging nations such as Chin...

9/11 and Global Tolerance

April Salchert | Posted 08.11.2011 | UK Politics
April Salchert

Who cares what language we speak or how we speak it as long as it is not a language speaking of war and violence? Besides, when all languages and culture are peeled away, why would we be afraid of creating a global culture?

Please Can We Have More Immigration?

Marcus Moore | Posted 04.11.2011 | UK
Marcus Moore

I want to be a Merry Englander again, not a little one. The more immigrants we have the merrier, say I.

European's Fears About Globalisation Are Misplaced

Will Straw | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK Politics
Will Straw

Britain was replaced by the US as the world's largest economy close to 100 years ago but both countries are better off now than they were on the eve of the First World War. The same will be true as China becomes the world's largest economy.