Global Studies’s Updates

  • Renowned Sociologist Ulrich Beck Has Died

    Below is an excerpt from an article concerning the death of Ulrich Beck, who was a Plenary Speaker at the Fifth Global Studies Conference in 2012.

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  • These 8 Places in Europe Could Be the Next to Try for Independence

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    washingtonpost.com | Article Link | by Rick Noack

    Given Europe's complicated history and cultural diversity, the existence of independence-minded groups and regions is. ...More

  • As Ebola's Spread Continues, Warnings of an Inadequate Global Response

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    nationalgeographic.com | Article Link | by Karen Weintraub

    The battle against Ebola is winnable, public health officials say, but a growing chorus of institut. ...More

  • Myanmar's Young Tourism Entrepreneurs

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    bbc.com | Article Link | by Kayleigh Long

    Since almost five decades of rule by a military junta came to an end in Myanmar (also known as Burma) in 2011, a growing number of touri. ...More

  • Remittances and Growth: Gone Missing

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    economist.com | Article Link | by S.H.

    Can remittances help poor countries to grow rich? In many countries, the money received from workers who are toiling abroad represents a signifi. ...More

  • Beijing to the US by train: China outlines plans to connect world by high speed rail network

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    independent.co.uk | Article Link | by Tomas Jivanda

    China has outlined its plan to connect the world by high-speed rail, including an underwater link to the US running a total 13,000. ...More

  • Piketty’s Fair-Weather Friends

    jacobinmag.com | Article Link | by Seth Ackerman

    In a Jacobin essay last fall, Mike Beggs and I argued that the themes of inequality and social class — central issues to the classical economists who founded the discipline two centuries ag. ...More

  • Tiananmen: How Wrong We Were

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    nybooks.com | Article Link | by Jonathan Mirsky

    Twenty-five years ago to the day I write this, I watched and listened as thousands of Chinese citizens in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square dared to. ...More

  • China: Building the Dream

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    economist.com | Original Article | by James Miles

    SOME HISTORIANS BELIEVE that Marco Polo never went to China. But even if the 13th-century Venetian merchant did not lay eyes on the co. ...More

  • The Postcapital Economy

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    http://thenewinquiry.com/ | Original Article | by Izabella Kaminska

    For years, China’s country’s growing spare capacity and rising investment have worried outsiders like me about the sustaina. ...More