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World democracy is on a roll ... or is it?

... of expectations for a more peaceful and prosperous world order. The fall of the Berlin Wall served to reinforce a series of arguments ... popular sovereignty can assume a wide variety of contested forms. There is no simple, unchangeable or perfect blueprint. Yet the ...

admin - 26 Sep 2014

Democracy

... So understood, democracy implied that within the political order questions concerning who gets what, when and how should remain ... countries (38 per cent of the world's inhabitants) enjoying forms of political democracy respectful of basic human rights, freedom of the ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

Managing the new social risks

... of income support ; that is, the staged removal of current forms of categorical assistance and their replacement with rates of assistance ... as cash incentives and services targeted to individuals in order to encourage the take-up of low wage employment. Fourthly, it has ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

The state of industrial relations

... complete competition between both workers and employers. In order to secure absolute freedom of competition between individuals it was ... when there was an 'institutional break' in the traditional forms of Australian industrial relations. The turning point in employer ...

admin - 19 Sep 2014

Iranian resistance

... for the Iranian people were merely lies and propaganda in order to attain power. And indeed, the Mullahs were and are rather ... in a systematic process. The regime has used over 170 forms of physical and psychological torture (and those forms of torture have ...

admin - 10 Sep 2014

Between despondency & hope

... of all our internationalism, that is our opposition to all forms of racism, discrimination and colonialism. We were the first political ... book The Clash of Civilisations and the Remaking of World Order ". Rather cynically he adds, "You note the full title - and that world ...

admin - 21 Sep 2014

Nuclear energy & greenhouse

... idea was to put it through chemical reprocessing , in order to extract the unused U-235 and a new element, plutonium-239 (Pu-239), ... electricity is more expensive than wind power and some forms of bioenergy in the UK, the USA and most other countries. The ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

Privatisation, politics & PPPs

... we face up to the fact that we are still only dealing with forms of privatisation, there can be no surprise that we are once again only ... discussion, see Robert J. Shiller, The New Financial Order: Risk in the 21st Century , Princeton University Press, New Jersey, ...

admin - 29 Aug 2016

Australia: an unhappy country

... Left found it increasingly difficult to argue that various forms of socialism could outperform 'turbo-capitalism' on its own territory. ... generated in the money economy to the household economy, in order to sustain the activities carried out in this realm, including parenting ...

admin - 23 Sep 2014

Understanding government debt

... trap’ if a government has to borrow yet more money in order to pay interest due on previous debt. This has happened in poor nations ... scrutiny. 10. The bigger problems relate to other forms of debt – household debt, foreign debt and ‘environmental debt’ – ...

Anonymous - 1 Jul 2014

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