Tag: War and conflict

  • An end to U.S. Nation Building, but what does that mean?

    A criticism of ‘optimist’ views of globalisation

  • The Global Peace Index – What is it and How Useful Is It?

    The Global Peace Index uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to measure the state of peace using three thematic domains: the level of Societal Safety and Security; the extent of Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict; the degree of Militarisation. The data is collated by the Institute for Economics and Peace – a think tank which develops […]

  • The Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein – A Summary

    Naomi Klein is one of the leading thinkers in the anti-capitalist movement and this book is one of the most important historical narratives of this century. Taken from the web site – ‘At the most chaotic juncture in Iraq’s civil war, a new law is unveiled that would allow Shell and BP to claim the […]

  • Sociology in The News (5)

    Care workers in Britain paid below the minimum wage Seventeen care workers are suing contractor Sevacare for paying them below the minimum wage – The contractor had some staff in Haringey, north London, on a rate of £3.27 an hour – less than half the then minimum. The workers were living as live-in carers, and were […]