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  • Activist Fatigue In The United States And The Arab World

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    Are Western democracies a role model for the Arab world? That’s a big question, with several points to consider. One obstacle that must be addressed is what I’ll call activist fatigue. It’s something that has become increasingly evident in the United States over the last few years, and it could […]

  • American Democracy And Global Climate Change

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    In early 2009, there was much optimism for climate change policy in the United States and worldwide. US voters had just elected a Democratic President and large Democratic majorities in both houses of Congress. A fairly strong climate change policy, the American Clean Energy and Security Act (ACES), was working […]

  • Record Gold Prices Spur More Illegal Mining

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    The practice of illegal mining is ages-old and in resource-rich Africa as constant as the harshness of the rising sun. Governments have battled with this informal sector for decades with laws that seek to place mining under a legal regime. The benefits to government would presumably be to increase tax […]

  • The future of democracy in the face of climate change

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    Paper by Halina Ward: Democracy and climate change: why and what matters. Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development [issuu showflipbtn=true documentid=110808172141-5cd34d546d054c23aafa2bbcce46f44f docname=democracy-and-climate-change-why-and-what-matters username=stevefromthechurch loadinginfotext=The%20Future%20of%20Democracy%20in%20the%20Face%20of%20Climate%20Change showhtmllink=true tag=climate%20change width=420 height=297 unit=px]