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10.10.2018
The New Urban Crisis: Beyond the Superstar City

Richard Florida’s critical assessment of inequality within and between cities diagnoses the problem, but fails to offer real answers.

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24.08.2018
The New Urban Crisis: A Manifesto For the Status Quo

Growing inequality has become a hallmark of many cities. For this reviewer, Richard Florida’s latest book is a worrying prescription for more of the same.

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03.08.2018
A Sufficiency Vision for an Ecologically Constrained World

With global production pushing the planet past its limits, a shift from growth to sufficiency in rich countries is now an imperative

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27.05.2016
The EU Printed €700 billion as a Desperate Plan to Save the Economy. It Failed. What Now?

In order to evade another economic earthquake similar to or even bigger than the Greek crisis and to reinstate the trust in the Euro, the European Central Bank (ECB) took extraordinary measures to boost growth, raise inflation and indirectly lower the indebtedness of the Eurozone Member States: they started the Quantitative Easing (QE) program.

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27.01.2016
Molenbeek: European Capital of Jihadism?

Following the terrorist attacks in Paris in November 2015, the international spotlight has been on Belgium as an alleged breeding ground for radical Islam.

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11.01.2016
The Liberal Roots of Polish Conservatism

The recent elections in Poland show some startling trends. A narrowing of the political landscape has all but eliminated progressive voices from the Left, and the principles of solidarity and social justice, which once defined political struggle in Poland, seem to have been discarded in favour of strict individualism.

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01.09.2015
Invisibility, Globalisation and the Limits of the Political Language

In what kind of world does the political artist work? Sociologist Saskia Sassen spoke at the first Life Hack of the art project Hacking Habitat. Her theme for the evening: invisibility. This concept was explored in connection to a range of ideas including expulsion, complexity and violence in the global economy.

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22.05.2015
‘Social Housing, Not Social Cleansing’ – The Case of the Focus E15 Mums

The UK faces a housing crisis. It is this crisis, and the growing number of evictions that are mobilising people to campaign on housing. A group of young mothers fights back with direct action.

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01.03.2015
Meeting Our Global Responsibility – The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Global inequality has risen alarmingly in recent years. Together with the global climate crisis, this poses a serious threat to our entire society.

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23.12.2014
Green House’s Post-Growth Project

Everyone agrees that we are in the midst of a massive financial and economic crisis – but how can it be resolved? A new publication from Green House think tank, ‘The Post Growth Project’, sets out to critically examine why growth is regarded as so central to our economic system, and to challenge the assumption that it is ‘bad news’ when the economy doesn’t grow.

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