Further reading A critical view of WTO from the point of view of developing countries is Das, Bhagirath Lal (1998) WTO Agreements: Deficiencies, Imbalances and Required Changes, London, Zed Books. A well documented report that goes over much of the same ground as this unit is Oxfam (2002) Rigged Rules and Double Standards: Trade, Globalization, and the Fight Against Poverty, London, Oxfam [online]. Available from http://ww
A critical view of WTO from the point of view of developing countries is Das, Bhagirath Lal (1998) WTO Agreements: Deficiencies, Imbalances and Required Changes, London, Zed Books.
A well documented report that goes over much of the same ground as this unit is Oxfam (2002) Rigged Rules and Double Standards: Trade, Globalization, and the Fight Against Poverty, London, Oxfam [online]. Available from http://ww
Literary Festival 2011 - Science Fiction and International Orders
The study of popular culture has always been a feature of the social sciences as well as of the humanities – indeed, the social sciences have often been in advance of the humanities in this area, more willing to recognise the importance of genres that are frowned upon by the arts establishment. This event will bring together a number of writers of imaginative fiction and academics who have written in this field. Jon Courtney Grimwood is an award-winning author, recently novels include Felaheen
Literary Festival 2011 - Sketching Society: the communicative power of the comic strip in a global a
Editor's note: Unfortunately the last few minutes of the question and answer session are missing from the podcast | In an interconnected world where culture can transcend borders, the impact of a single drawn image can reverberate around the globe. And yet the humble comic strip, unless making headlines, is frequently overlooked as a source of social commentary. Led by two of Britain¹s most lauded practitioners, this discussion will explore the role of the cartoonist and graphic novelist in the
Literary Festival 2011 - Writing Across Borders: Empathy in the Age of Conflict
Storytelling is an ancient and universal art at the heart of which lies the need to imagine and the ability to empathize with others. In a world beset with cultural clashes, misunderstandings and invisible ghettoes, stories keep connecting us across worlds, across words. Women have always been great storytellers in my country, and yet the written culture is still "a man's world". Why do fewer women write even though they compose the majority of fiction readers today? How can stories connect us a
Marija Ilic: Engineering IT-Enabled Electricity Services
The main concern in this talk is a possible IT framework for enabling deployment of new hardware technologies into the existing system at value. We explain how the proposed IT framework could evolve in synchrony with the existing utility control centers and their Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA). We illustrate how such an IT approach could improve performance of different evolving power grid architectures. In particular, we show how carefully architected IT enables electricity se
Livelihood sustainability in drylands
Professor Andy Dougill, School of Earth and Environment, Leeds, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010.
For beginners, this vintage black and white film presents letters from the alphabet with a short lesson about the animals in the Bronx Zoo that each letter represents. (10:00)
Climate change and cultural transitions over the last 160,000 years in NW Africa
Angela Vaughan, School of Archaeology, Oxford, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010.
Cultural Anthropology is a social science that explores how people understand—and act in—the world. But what, exactly, is it that Cultural Anthropologists do? How do they approach their research? In this short film, three members of MIT's Anthropology Department, Stefan Helmreich, Erica James, and Heather Paxson, talk about their current work and the process of doing fieldwork. (8:14)
Full Globalisation As A Positive-Sum Game: Green Demand As An Answer To The Financial Crisis.
Drawing lessons from history, this lecture will argue that the potential of information technologies, the challenges of the environment and the scope for re-specialisation in the globalised economy could bring about a sustainable global 'golden age'.
China in International Society: can ‘peaceful rise’ succeed?
China has moved closer to international society on regional and global levels. The tide of history will probably favour China's peaceful rise, but the country will need to act to ensure this happens.
Banking Crisis Hits America
Following the Wall Street Crash of 1929, thousands of banks collapsed
when depositors demanded their money back, money the speculating banks no longer have is the subject of this 2:50 video. The lacks of confidence by depositors created a "run on the bank" and a financial crisis developed. This resulted in legislation to make sure this did not happen again due to an insurance program that the president, Franklin Roosevelt, passed into law. Let this video run and another one starts that hel
Nicola Streeten, Art, Architecture and Design
A clip from Nicola's prize winning presentation: 'Making Friends'. Part of the University of Lincoln Graduate Conference 2011
Mother Caroline Students Spread the Peace
North Korea's nuclear diplomacy
North Korea's announcement of a nuclear test has triggered an diplomatic crisis. Chris Hughes, Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, and Dan Joyner, School of Law, discuss the history of the crisis and how events may unfold.
Understanding the Iranian Nuclear Crisis
Tension between Iran and the international community is increasing with negotiations over Iran's nuclear capability at the heart of a growing diplomatic crisis. With the likely recommdendation that Iran be referred to the UN Security Council for supposed breaches of its nuclear obligations the next few weeks will be crucial in determining the outcomes of this latest confrontation. The current crisis is the culmination of years of Iranian nuclear development and diplomatic efforts on the part
Poetry and Multimedia
Three Laws of Motion