The Unjust Limbo of Afghan Migrants in Pakistan
It isn’t unusual to hear of people migrating out of Pakistan; even people who know little of Pakistan – except that it exists, and they should be afraid of it – know a Pakistani migrant or two. However, what few people know – correction, what almost no one knows – is that Pakistan is also home to a thriving population of immigrants itself. Yes we can play that game too; it’s not just you who can do it mister developed world.
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The future is social but what of its future?
This article was originally drafted by Odoh Diego Okenyodo and the Centre for Democracy and Development for the newsletter “West Africa Insight” as part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Searchlight Process. For more Searchlight content on futurechallenges.org, please click here. From February 5 to 7, 2013, a retreat on Using Social Media for Improved Democratic Governance and Citizen Participation was convened […]
The Ballad of Warm Tap Water
Young Poles do not seek to redefine their relationship with the state. At least not all of them and not fundamentally. As Polish prime minister Donald Tusk said in an interview with the Wprost weekly in late summer 2010: “(…) Editor: But politicians ought to have more ambitions to change […]
The Jan Lokpal Anti-Corruption Bill – the State Vs. the People of India!
69 years since independence and India is still battling against a parasite called corruption. When the people of India voted for democracy, little did they know that six decades later, they will be wrapped in a emotional tug of war with the state and the governance.
Eastern Europe: What’s a Normal Relationship with our Governments?
The Future Challenges question of the month asks what citizens can expect from their governments in the future. In all honesty, I think they can only expect as much as they demand. My proposition, and a lesson I’ve learnt from living in Eastern Europe, Western Europe and the United States, […]