Discussion on Diaspora – Robin Cohen & Khachig Tölölyan

A couple of videos recently discovered put together by the Oxford Diaspora Programme. My interest in them is clear. I’ll try and post some notes on them later. I used to have these embedded but apparently sharing has been disabled. Anyway, the links are listed below: Alan Gamlen interviews Robin Cohen Professors Robin Cohen and Khachig…

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The Oxford Diaspora Programme (ODP)

The International Migration Institute at Oxford is doing some very interesting work on diasporas as part of the Oxford Diaspora Programme (ODP) built around 11 different projects on the impact of diasporas. They are: 1) stateless diasporas; 2) the nation outside the state; 3) diasporas, trade and trust; 4) African diasporas within Africa; 5) multinational…

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Joseph Nye on America vis-a-vis China

A short piece from Nye, who coined the term “soft power”. According to him, “while the ‘rise of the rest’ means that America will be less dominant than it once was, this does not mean that China will necessarily replace the US as the world’s leading power.”

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Middle Class in China and India

The stories and perception of Asian economies, especially China and India, is that they are primed for rampant growth. However, this growth has a sting in its tail for the people who have to live and work in these economies. The BBC offers a number of articles on the difficulties and challenges the “new middle…

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