Mubashar Hasan explains how political construction of religion subverts democracy in Bangladesh. He argues that politics of Bangladesh is not only national but also geopolitical.
* Simon Katterl How are questions of agency – that is the capacity to choose one’s own decisions – understood in the context of law? Does it resemble our common or folk understanding of psychology? How does it fare against our best empirical accounts of human behaviour? I […]
The principle of non-intervention in the affairs of states has diminished in status since the end of the Second World War in 1945. Alochonaa Editor Liam Maddrell explains what impact this has on the concept of sovereignty and how the decline of this concept has seen the rise of the ideal of ‘Human Rights’
In modern day India the impact of the cultural realm may not necessarily be as innocuous as once believed. Dr. Irfan Ahmad draws a chilling connection between violence in Bollywood films and campus killing in Indian universities.
Edward Synot argues that there is a lack of alternative Indigenous voices in the constitutional recognition debate, highlighted by a recent clash between Aboriginal leaders in Brisbane.
Government representatives of the world’s 20 richest nations met in Brisbane, Australia in November 2014 to decide on significant matters affecting the member nations as well as the world economy. The group known as G-20 deals with macroeconomic issues that at the policy level of each nation translate into microeconomic decisions. Although the voices of all members are considered, the structure of the G-20 is such that the strongest economies led by the US prevail in core decisions. The overarching goal remains to pursue globalization under the neoliberal model rather than to deviate from it as many economists, including Nobel Prize winners have been suggesting. The impact of this model on the wealthy nations and wealthy people in each nation works well. However, the impact of the model on the poor nations, the lower middle classes, workers and peasants has proved questionable in the last three decades.
David Cameron punched a podium. Matteo Renzi made threats. Mark Rutte is holding out. And Jean-Claude Juncker has verbally scalded them all. So what’s got the EU so heated up over the past few weeks? Chris Elcombe, Alochonaa’s Science and EU Affairs Editor explains.