Category Archives: Politics

Struggling with the state

  Three strategies – engaging with state institutions, practising exodus in the form of prefigurative politics, and an aim of taking power – need not be viewed in isolation, but can bolster one another and lead towards lasting democratic transformation. While working on the politics of citizenship at the Friendly Fire conference, we focused on […]

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Public Policy Expert: Political Engagement Is Key to Social Justice

  “Engaging with domestic politics is crucial to our collective response to global environmental change and other social justice issues.” Like many social justice issues of our time, effective environmental protection requires an active engagement with domestic political processes. Yet many environmental policy experts and advocates continue to ignore them. Reforming our understanding of environmental […]

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Women in Charge

  Many of today’s most vexing problems seem to rest on the shoulders of women leaders. Displaying varying degrees of success, but also some tragic failures, women in power are showing that leadership in the twenty-first century is not for the faint of heart. Last week, in a series of tweets, US President Donald Trump accused Carmen […]

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The long road to gender equality in southeast Asia

  Singapore may soon elect its first female president – but the struggle for gender equality in the region is far from being won This month, Singapore will go to the polls for its next presidential election. According to local reports, it looks likely that the country will elect the lawyer, trade unionist and former speaker in […]

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When women lead, everyone prospers

  In the 21st century, something in politics went terribly sour. It is clear, now more than ever, that the toxic dynamic in the American political landscape needs to change. The dialogue has become unhealthily vitriolic, full of hyperbolic hatred and, increasingly, personal attacks — some of which, alarmingly, have turned physical. The attack on […]

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