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Why Bother to Vote in Fraudulent Elections?

By Barbara F. Walter

Last week I posed a puzzle that asked two questions: First, why would voter turnout be relatively high in elections predicted to experience significant fraud? 489 more words


MDGs: Tool or token of global social governance?

In this paper we argue that the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) experience suggests that Global Social Governance (GSG) exists and that the MDGs have been an effective tool in creating a global accountability framework despite shortcomings mainly arising in the formulation process. 78 more words

Poverty And Inequality

Just some random headlines. . .or are they?

First, from the London Telegraph:

Infants ‘unable to use toy building blocks’ due to iPad addiction

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers warn that rising numbers of children are unable to perform simple tasks such as using building blocks because of overexposure to iPads…

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This article tells the extraordinary tale of an NHS Cardiologist who blew the whistle on unsafe practices potentially leading to the deaths of patients. 52 more words

The Media

Handling showstopper risks

I’ve come across a couple of approaches recently to handling “showstopper” risks—the kind of risks that come from entirely outside a project and can invalidate the entire effort. 287 more words

Project Management

UC Berkeley climbs in bed with the devil

UC Berkeley, mistakenly seen across the world as a hotbed of radicalism, has a strange new bedfellow, and we’re curious just how the school will react to the latest move of their new partner. 536 more words


Understanding conflict in resource-rich post-colonial states

Understanding conflict in resource-rich post-colonial states

The need to overcome simplistic narratives based on natural resource exploitation

(first published at African Arguments / written with Joschka Havenith of Cologne University) 1,302 more words