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Steven Watson is head of customer publishing for publishing company The Church of London. He works with corporate clients including Google, PlayStation and Volkswagen, and happily describes himself as a magazine enthusiast.
  • Democracy and climate change: a story of failure

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    The political order of liberal democracy is incapable of rising to the challenge of global environmental catastrophe. Australia’s experience under John Howard suggests that it is time to think radically and embrace a post-democratic approach, says David Shearman. read more  

  • Peak oil, climate change and democracy: Do they mix?

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    Winston Churchill once noted, “It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried.” But have the pressing problems facing us today — looming peak oil, climate change, the still-strangled credit markets — given other forms of government an edge […]

  • Getting to grips with Future Challenges

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    I have to be honest. When I was asked to start work on the relaunch of the Future Challenges site, I had only the vaguest idea of what Bertelsmann does, less of an idea of what Bertelsmann Stiftung does, and even less understanding of the Future Challenges concept. Several trips […]