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Immigration Policy and Executive Power at Loose Ends: The Case of the US1

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, World Politics, AmericasComments (0)

By Philip Kretsedemas The discretionary powers of the US Presidency have steadily expanded over the course of the 20th century. These powers are especially pertinent to immigration enforcement, which lies under the administrative authority of the Executive Office. This article briefly explains how these powers have been used to shape US immigration policy,

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Welcome to the Post-American World: Barack Obama, US Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Robert Singh Obama set himself the task of managing America’s decline while retaining primacy in the international order. Yet his substantive achievements have been modest. Ironically, in pursuing a “post-American” foreign policy calibrated to a

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do About It

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, SPECIAL FEATURES, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Asia - Pacific, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, India, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income, wealth and power. Chuck Collins argues that “we are the 99 percent” is a useful lens to understand these

The Trend of History is Bigger than the Business Cycle

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Capitalism in the 21st Century, AmericasComments (0)

By Philip Auerswald In March, 2009, Nobel laureate Paul Krugman posted to his blog a chart of US industrial production in 1929 and 1930 (the first thirteen months of the Great Depression) comparing it to the interval from 2007 to 2009 (the thirteen first

Leadership, Power and Contextual Intelligence

May 26, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Global Giants, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Joseph S. Nye Understanding of leadership is often limited by stereotypes about power, role and gender. In an information age where networks become more important, the soft power of attraction and persuasion becomes as important as the hard power of

Exercise 24: Using Social Media for Crisis Response

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital TransformationComments (0)

By George H. Bressler, Murray E. Jennex & Eric G. Frost Can populations self-organize a crisis response? This is a field report on the first two efforts in a continuing series of exercises termed Exercise 24 or X24. These exercises attempted to

The China Model: a Civilizational-State Perspective

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Frontier Markets, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, China, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Zhang Weiwei China’s dramatic rise should be understood in the context of China as a civilizational state, i.e. an amalgam of the world’s oldest continuous civilization and a huge modern state which is a product of hundreds of states amalgamated into

Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, FINANCE & BANKING, EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Capitalism in the 21st Century, World Politics, Global Giants, China, Europe, Global Capital Markets, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated that “China does not want to buy Europe”. While unusual in international diplomacy, Chinese

Italy: A Consumer Story

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Europe, Personal FinanceComments (0)

By Emanuela Scarpellini Can we go on consuming as we do today, perhaps even more so? Would it not be better to devise a consumer model that is more thrifty and balanced, maybe on the lines of yesteryear? You might also like: Decrypting The Aspiring Indian

Russia from the Fur Trade to Carbon Aristocracy

March 3, 2012 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Global Giants, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Alexander Etkind Russia’s geographical space was largely shaped by the fur trade. Oil and gas have been found in those very spaces that the medieval Russians colonized for their export of commodities. Russia’s problems are plentiful, and I believe that