Categoria: English

Voices from the World Social Forum

Susan George talks about the illegitimacy of the Davos system, and how the World Social Forum has developed its own agenda in recent years focusing on solutions and alternatives. She gives one example regarding taxation on global financial transactions – and how the money created could be used to invest in a green transition and …

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Immanuel Wallerstein

Theory Talks proudly presents a Talk with historical sociologist Immanuel Wallerstein. Wallerstein is duly known for his world-system theory, with which he offers a critical alternative to realist systemic approaches to International Relations. One could say that where Realists part from the system to analyze and predict history, world-system theory parts from history to analyze …

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Emmanuel Ma Mung, La Diaspora chinoise, géographie d’une migration

In France, the addition of “China and the Chinese Diaspora” to history and geography syllabuses for the CAPES and Agrégation courses has opened the way for the prompt publication of books aimed at non-specialists. Eric Guerassimoff and Carine Pina-Guerassimoff

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It’s not radical Islam that worries the US — it’s independence

“The Arab world is on fire,” al-Jazeera reported last week, while throughout the region, western allies “are quickly losing their influence”. The shock wave was set in motion by the dramatic uprising in Tunisia that drove out a western-backed dictator, with reverberations especially in Egypt, where demonstrators overwhelmed a dictator’s brutal police. Noam Chomsky

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Homage to Edward Said Counterpoint

NEW YORK. NOVEMBER. 5TH AVENUE. Shards of light in a leaden sky. In the shadows, I asked my foreign soul: is this city Babylon or Sodom? There, at the edge of an electric chasm sky high, I met Edward thirty years ago. Homage to Edward Said Counterpoint

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