OK so this week I have had a bit of an opportunity to play on Twitter. I found the interactions quite telling and it further confirms a slightly depressing view that we nearly always respond and make decisions emotionally in a subconscious fashion. 989 more words
The pound climbed against the euro before dropping, data from Bloomberg reveals, as Prime Minister Theresa May refuses to cancel the Brexit vote. Sterling first plunged on Tuesday after the UK government was found to be in contempt of Parliament as it had not published the complete legal advice… 6 more words
After losing the most contentious referendum in British history, James McGrory went for a drink in The Hope pub near London’s medieval meat market. Amid butchers in bloodied coats, his dream of reversing Brexit seemed hopeless. 162 more words
Some Early Thoughts on the Taiwan 2018 Elections and Referendums in an International Context- Part Two
Written by Ian Inkster, Mark Wenyi Lai and Victoria Hsin Hsin Chang.
Identity Politics in the International Context
The global thesis is that industrial democracies have since around 1970 moved from a politics of social class, of trade unions versus private enterprise, to a politics of identity in which gender, ethnicity, local community and youth culture figure largely, perhaps to the point of erasing much of the salience of earlier capitalist industrial forms. 1.111 more words