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18 December 2018

Is the Transition Over?

“Transition” has become a convenient trope or “buzzword” expressing both uncertainty and hope. It means not only the passage from one place or state or set of circumstances to another but also a sense of clarity, sadly missing, about this passage. On 6–7 December, a joint colloquium, organised as part of the Institute’s cooperation programme with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), explored the...
11 December 2018

Imperial and Transnational Developmentalisms in the Middle East

In “Imperial and Transnational Developmentalisms: Middle Eastern Interplays, 1880s–1960s”, his contribution to the newly released anthology The Development Century: A Global History (Cambridge University...

07 December 2018

Rethinking Global Governance for the 21st Century

In July 2018 the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP) issued a three-volume report on Rethinking Society for the 21st Century. Patterned on the International Panel on Climate Change, reflecting...