Manifestations of modernity the new era and transitional societies

Seminal Bloomsbury-member Virginia Woolf expressed the hope at the beginning of the Twentieth century that ‘[a] political and social movement that give hope (……)’ would emerge. Indeed said epistemic community materialized, fostering and nurturing great thinkers such as John Maynard Keynes, Vanessa Bell, Bertrand Russel and Lytton Strachey. Their ideas on how society should work [...]

A dying beach and a new earning – case study (VIDEO)

Climate Change Movement has a third world twist in India. While the Western World is ahead both in damaging contributions to Nature and starting a green initiative to check it, in populous countries like India there is a different take on it. With globalization and open market, India is surging forward with a 7 (or [...]

The making of a mafia state: warning signs and omens ignored

Introduction In the late 1970s Paramaribo buzzed and bristled with innuendo and gossip after members of the elite became arrested on charges of narco-trafficking. Sordid detail was the fact that the center of business was a butcher shop in the center of the city. This story baffled but also intrigued society, because right under their [...]

Multiple forms of discrimination experienced by indigenous women from the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) within the nationalist framework

This paper was presented at a consultation with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Ms. Rashida Manjoo. The consultation was arranged by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) and Women’s Aid Organization (WAO) in Kuala Lumpur in January, 2011. Introduction To understand the discrimination faced by indigenous women [...]

The Jasmine Revolution: The ontology between Geert Wilders, Arend Lijphart and Intellectual Myopia (VIDEO)

Abstract This essay focuses on the role of political barometers that measure political attitudes on the Arab, Latin, African and Asian continent, rather its predictive value for the course of democracy under the umbrella of Islam. This essay theorizes that support for democracy in the Arab countries does not preclude Islam, because Islam in and [...]

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