September 23, 2014

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World Governance and International Sports – by Richard Pomfret

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What are the similarities between the way that international sports organizations and international political bodies are organized? Richard Pomfret, Professor of Economics at the University of Adelaide, asks whether politics can learn anything from sport.

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September 18, 2014

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Innovate and Disrupt: new challenges and opportunities in the Creative Industries — by Robert DeFillippi

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The explosion of technology in the last few decades has caused fundamental disruptions within the creative industries, leading to both excitement and fear for their future. Professor Robert DeFillippi argues that it is vitally important that creative organizations understand the drivers of disruption and devise strategies for coping with these so that threats may be turned into opportunities. Continue reading…

September 16, 2014

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Information Environmentalism: towards a digital ecology – by Robert Cunningham

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The complex mass of data that underpins everything from trade to entertainment presents many legal challenges. Robert Cunningham considers what lessons from environmentalism we can apply to the way we manage and run our information world. Continue reading…

September 11, 2014

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Geography in the Second Gilded Age: investigating worlds of the super-rich — by Iain Hay

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The growth of global inequality has prompted geographers to discuss and analyse austerity and poverty; yet flanking these phenomena are the super-rich, growing increasingly rich and further removed from the societies in which they live, and wielding greater political power. Professor Iain Hay explains the role of geography in looking at the lives of the super-rich and the effect they have on everybody else.

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September 9, 2014

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Embracing Capitalism: the real success of Sweden’s universal welfare state – by Andreas Bergh

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How does a country successfully combine increasing prosperity with low levels of inequality? Andreas Bergh, Associate Professor of Economics at Lund University, argues that the history of Sweden demonstrates the important role capitalism can play in creating a more equal society.

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