Against the backdrop of rising political and violent activities in the name of Islam, Dr Tariq Ramadan advances philosophical and historical bases and an analytical framework for critical thinking for Muslims in the East and the West.
Professor Werner Menski identifies recent remarkable developments in nation-building processes in Bangladesh, which remain marred by contested visions of the country’s identity and future.
Jon Kofas argues that one reason that EU and US investors are bullish on Spanish securities, despite a temporary setback the day after the elections is because they know that the anti-austerity PODEMOS party will conform exactly as SYRIZA in Greece and neoliberal policies will prevail no matter who is in government.
Dr. Charan Bal argues that in Singapore the focus on changing “employer attitudes” towards migrant domestic worker welfare is misplaced. The nature of domestic work, exploitative recruitment systems and lack of legal rights for migrants leave them highly vulnerable to various forms of abuses.
Mubashar Hasan argues that in order to resist increasing radicalism in Bangladeshi society, the state needs to promote cultural alternatives which support values of inclusion and moderation such as Bangladeshi Rock ‘n’ Roll music.
Adam McMurchie explains why human landing into Mars is not a distant reality.
Sean Barry argues that even though Australia is the first country on earth to repeal a carbon price, pricing will need to be addressed again in the future and this time it will be necessary to frame it in positive economic terms in order to appeal to underlying cultural beliefs of Australians.