Vetocracy. Authoritarianism. Apathy. Really clear on a complex topic, and good for AQA Geog Unit 3 Conflicts, and #edexcel Superpowers #geographyteacher. #Map shows when Europeans abolished their monarchies. #Switzerland never was a monarchy! #UK still is. Three quarters of people think the system is rigged against them.
*****How populusm works: You could delete the words "in a democracy" and this would still be true. London, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland deserve a seat at the Brexit negotiating table. When British voters went to the polls back in June, they were asked to decide whether or not the country should leave the EU.
They said yes. What they perhaps didn’t realize was that this decision would have even deeper implications, calling into question the very nature of the UK. The Brexit results revealed a divided nation. Image: New York Times There are three possible outcomes for the UK’s political set-up when British Prime Minister Theresa May triggers Article 50. Governance of the skies: Attack on the drones: the creeping privatisation of our urban airspace. We woke up before dawn and caught the first train to Waterloo, so we could capture some aerial footage in the early morning London light with no one around.
We were interested in using a drone to get a vantage point that no rooftop could offer, looking down on the under-renovation South Bank Tower. Lifting off from a grassy, flat expanse next to the river Thames, we quickly vaulted to the height of a 30-storey building and began capturing slow, sweeping images from a bird’s-eye view. But then a security guard emerged from the building and ran towards us. “You can’t fly that here,” he yelled. Populism is poison. Plural cities are the antidote. The world’s most powerful nation states are flirting with catastrophic conflict.
Whether it is in Europe, Asia or the Middle East, for the first time since the 1960s we are facing a real possibility of nuclear confrontation. With nation states distracted, the threat of irreversible climate change also looms large. America’s dominance is over. By 2030, we'll have a handful of global powers. The world's political landscape in 2030 will look considerably different to the present one.
Nation states will remain the central players. There will be no single hegemonic force but instead a handful of countries – the U.S., Russia, China, Germany, India and Japan chief among them – exhibiting semi-imperial tendencies. Power will be more widely distributed across non-state networks, including regressive ones. And vast conurbations of mega-cities and their peripheries will exert ever greater influence. My post on the Multidimensional Poverty Index 2nd most popular on World Bank's governance blog. #NoAccounting4Taste. How old are European presidents, kings, and queens? #Europe #Politics. ***** 'Antrumpocene': Nobody knows what era we’re in now. WASHINGTON, DC – The late British historian Eric Hobsbawm famously called the period between Archduke Franz Ferdinand’s assassination in 1914 and the Soviet Union’s collapse in 1991 the “short twentieth century.”
For Hobsbawm, the end of the Cold War marked a new and distinct era in world affairs. Now, with more perspective, we should reconsider this classification. *****Dictatorship and persecution: These are Assad's former prisons. This is what the single-person cells look like. Why Sweden beats other countries at just about everything. If you’re Swedish, you should be feeling pretty proud of yourself right now.
Here's a few reasons why. The Deadliest Occupation – King of the Britons Murder – 16% Battle – 14% Accident – 3% Natural – 55% unknown – 12% *****Hard power. Soft power. *****Humanity a bit concerned that its leaders are completely insane. Word of the day: KAKISTOCRACY - government by the least qualified or worst individuals. Changing attitudes. Read more. The true cause of hunger and famine? War and weak governance @sioconnell1 #af17. *****The evolution of modern government. Dictator Venn diagram template by GCSE Historians. Umberto Eco Makes a List of the 14 Common Features of Fascism Open Culture. Creative Commons image by Rob Bogaerts, via the National Archives in Holland.
Monument To The Unknown Bureaucrat. *****The true cause of hunger and famine? War and weak governance @sioconnell1 #af17. *****The end of the Anglo-American order? Image copyright AFP There has always been a shared conceit at the heart of the special relationship between the United States and United Kingdom that global leadership is best expressed and exerted in English.
*****Millennials are rapidly losing interest in democracy. Not long ago, liberal democracy was regarded by many as not just the best form of government, but the inevitable form of government.
At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama famously called the end of history: democracy had won, everything else had failed. In 2017, that view looks naive. New research warns that democracy’s fan base is shrinking, especially among younger people. Facebook and Twitter are being used to manipulate public opinion – report. Propaganda on social media is being used to manipulate public opinion around the world, a new set of studies from the University of Oxford has revealed.
From Russia, where around 45% of highly active Twitter accounts are bots, to Taiwan, where a campaign against President Tsai Ing-wen involved thousands of heavily co-ordinated – but not fully automated – accounts sharing Chinese mainland propaganda, the studies show that social media is an international battleground for dirty politics. The reports, part of the Oxford Internet Institute’s Computational Propaganda Research Project, cover nine nations also including Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and the the United States.
*****Indigenous lands in Canada are now visible in Google Maps #NationalAboriginalDay For more. *****I designed a building based on journalistic and political clichés.