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How did Netanyahu come to believe he runs the world?

Arthur Milner writes about Netanyahu and his free rein to do whatever he pleases. [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Arthur Milner
 

 
 
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Spain’s Indignados: For a better representative democracy, and more

Irene Martín Cortés looks into Spain’s Indignados as example of better representative democracy, and more. [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Irene Martin
 

 

 
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The Marikana tragedy: South Africa’s social contract with its working poor breaks down

South Africa’s social contract with its working poor breaks down [From Inroads 32, 2013]
by Robert Cohen
 

 
 
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School board democracy

In the Poitou-Charentes region in west-central France, a participatory budget process for high schools has existed since 2005, resulting in greater transparency and the dissemination of more information about school boards. [Fr...
by Laurence Bherer
 

 

 
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Haven for the rich,
hell for the rest of us

Tax havens have become sanctuaries for an array of multinational firms and their subsidiaries or corporate parents. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Brigitte Alepin
 

 
 
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When victims are bullies and bullies are victims

Through relentless dramatization of the Iranian menace, the peace process has been swept off the negotiating table while Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank expand. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Reg Whitaker
 

 

 
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Elections in France and Greece cannot resolve Europe’s underlying problems

Ultimately the Greek and French elections signify nothing: they cannot address the toxic economic bonds that make fiscal policy a burning cross-border issue within the eurozone. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Finn Poschmann
 

 
 
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Quebec’s distinct welfare state

During the period in which its major and distinctive antipoverty programs were implemented, Quebec appears to have succeeded in virtually eradicating acute poverty for both single- and two-parent families. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Axel Van den berg
 

 

 
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Scandinavia or France? Where does the Quebec student strike lead?

Quebec's student strike leads not to Scandinvian higher education but to that in France, Quebec’s students should ask their confrères and consœurs from France if that is the direction they should take. [From Inroads 31, 2012]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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South Africa’s foreign policy under Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma

There was a widely held assumption that after the replacement of Thabo Mbeki by Jacob Zuma there would be a change in South Africa’s foreign policy. But this assumption has not held true. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by Chris Landsberg
 

 

 
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As ripe for storytelling as Dickens’s London: Novels inspired by South Asian cities

Five of the world’s ten largest cities are in South Asia. They display jarring extremes of abject poverty and extreme wealth, of ancient communal conflicts and newfound industrial productivity. [From Inroads 30, 2012]
by John Richards
 

 
 
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Kashmir: The regional imperative

In the struggle between India and Pakistan over this disputed territory, the Kashmiri people have been ignored. The first of two articles [From Inroads 30, 2012]
by Gautam Navlakha
 

 

 
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The Jacobson question

It’s all dark fun, but unvarnished darkness is falling fast. Unrelenting reports of vandalism ("swastikas painted on stars of David; an Orthodox man in his sixties beaten up at a bus stop”). This seems extraordinary. [From...
by Arthur Milner
 

 
 
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CIDA, governance and Muhammad Yunus

Since late 2010, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has waged a campaign of character assassination against Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by John Richards
 

 

 
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The treason of the intellectuals − again

In the evolution of the Libyan situation in recent years, high-profile Western intellectuals have had significant interaction with the regime. A number of these have been leading exponents of democratization [From Inroads 29, 2...
by Philip Resnick
 

 
 
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The Beijing Consensus: China has astonished the world, but is the dragon as formidable as it looks?

China has indeed astonished the world, but once the shock is over, the dragon begins to look less formidable, more amenable. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by Reg Whitaker
 

 

 
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Mario Vargas Llosa and the end of authoritarian regimes

Readers seeking to understand the end of authoritarian regimes could do no better than to start with a book by Nobel Laurate Mario Vargas Llosa: The Feast of the Goat. [From Inroads 29, 2011]
by Henry Milner
 

 
 
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An Establishment answer to Canadian declinism

In a fortunate position in a dangerous world, we should do what we can to promote peace, human rights and development. Despite everything, all three have made significant progress since the days of Pearson or even of Mulroney. ...
by Gareth Morley