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  • Protesters at Occupy Wall Street

    An Artificial Protest: Occupy Wall Street

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    The American media has been awash with jubilant exaltations of Occupy Wall Street (OWS). However, despite many claims, the movement is not a transformative revolutionary force. While indubitably there is a small core that is committed to dramatic, even revolutionary, change, they are not representative of most Americans, or even, […]

  • New Foundations for World Economy and Global Governance

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    A report from this year’s Salzburg Trilogue, addressing the anthropological and normative foundations of our world economy and the necessity to adapt global governance to the new realities of the 21st century. [issuu width=420 height=297 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=110916160038-be4a441ff3bb49ff8b04d6ed5b5c9822 name=paper_salzburg_trilogue_fin username=futurechallenges tag=paper unit=px id=56b56b89-5c1a-a353-e0ff-14b87e6422b4 v=2]

  • Goodbye Satellite, Hello Fibre Optic Cable

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    Seychelles and the fibre optic cable The Republic of Seychelles is a developing country comprised of 113 islands. Geographically isolated 900 miles from the east coast of Africa, its 88,000 citizens depend greatly on telecommunications for information from the outside world. While television satellite and mobile phones are readily accessible […]

  • Cash Back: North African Migration to Turkey

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    Usually, when we speak about “emigration destinations” for North African countries, we mean Europe, USA, Canada, and some Gulf countries. As the borders of these countries become more and more hermetically sealed, young migration candidates from North Africa have to choose between classic-but-risky clandestine migration or new opportunities in their […]

  • Remittances From The Somali Diaspora

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    Financial remittances from Somalis living outside the country are an outstanding feature of the Somali economy, and have long been crucial to the economy. Today, the new diaspora in the West has assumed a very important role as a source of remittances to family members in Somalia or in refugee […]