Liberalism, aka ‘the left’ in the US?

Christian Chun
5 minutes to read

In his new column, Christian Chun zooms in on the use of 'liberalism' and 'liberals' as a synonym for the left in United States. Socialism and the left should should not be conflated with liberalism. 

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What’s in a word: Neoliberalism or capitalism?

Christian Chun
5 minutes to read

Is there a difference between capitalism and neoliberalism? And what are the affordances of employing one term over another? Does this matter? According to Christian Chun (University of Massachusetts Boston) it does matter. 

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The politics of Google


Google is your best friend. That is the answer one usually gets when one ask for some piece of information. This answer can be read as an index of a very influential media ideology: that Google is a benevolent, neutral instrument providing users with the truth. Reality is a bit more complicated. In this file, we zoom in on the politics of Google. 


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How typically Swedish is IKEA all over the world?

Malou Janssen
9 minutes to read

In order to operate on a global level, IKEA makes many regional adjustments to their marketing campaigns. So how "Swedish" are they?

The Pearl River Delta: a region of copycats or a center of innovation?

Lennart Menger
18 minutes to read

The Pearl River Delta, an economic miracle that is still struggling with a negative 'copycat' imago. Lennart Menger, a student from Tilburg University, argues to what extent the region has managed it to transform into a center of innovation.

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Black Panther, Economic Development, and Ancient Greece

Donni Wang
9 minutes to read

The core debate in the movie Black Panther revolves around the question of how a community should interact with the outside world. This, according to Donni Wang (Shanghai University) is where the lessons of ancient Greece kick in.

In Broad Daylight

David Antonie Hollanders
12 minutes to read

Does Hollywood help us understand what caused the financial crisis? In this article David Hollanders analyzes four Hollywood blockbusters dealing with the Great Financial Crisis. 

Beyond ISDS

Jan Blommaert
3 minutes to read

The crisis of the ISDS system can lead to something better: a real international economic court of justice