Ida Männistö Society, Culture, and Security Uncategorized

Can a Universal Basic Income Program Mitigate the Consequences Fuelled by the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Automation, the fourth industrial revolution, is threatening countries with high unemployment. Is a Universal Basic Income Program able to mitigate that risk?

Nilum Panesar Security, Trade and the Economy

Corporate Social Responsibility: Skin Lightening in India as a Means towards Economic and Social Prosperity?

The market for skin lightening products is growing in India, promising to elevate the social and economic status of women who use them. While marketed as socially responsible products, their effectiveness is questionable.

Security, Trade and the Economy Sravani Mamillapalli

What does the ban of the $500 and $1000 rupee note mean for the Indian economy?

On Tuesday November 8, Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India announced that the Indian government will be discontinuing the largest denomination bills in circulation, the ₹500 and ₹1000 rupee notes. These notes represent approximately 86% of the money supply in circulation. This surprise motion caused millions of people to flock to their nearest banks Read More…

Stephanie Oldfield Women in Security

Sexual violence and shame: How the symbolic marginalization of women infringes on their physical and social security (Part II)

What do societal behaviours tell us about the sustainance of structural violence against women? As second part of her 2 part series, Stephanie Oldfield discusses how women are subjected to human security constraints by shame.

Stephanie Oldfield Women in Security

Sexual Violence and Shame: How the symbolic marginalization of women infringes on their physical and social security (Part I )

How does sexual violence infringe on women’s physical and social security? In the first part of this series of 2 articles, Stephanie Oldfield explores how the culture of shame contributes to the impetus of rape and sexual assault.

Benson Cheung Global Horizons

How to DIY a Free (or Cheaper) “Degree” in IR, Part 2: Regional Concentrations

Part 1 of this series outlined the MOOC IR “degree” project and introduced courses about the basics of IR. This part builds on the foundational courses to suggest possible regional concentrations.   Middle East   No doubt the Middle East, in the throes of unrest and endless conflict, is one of the most important regions Read More…

Charlotte Provost Security, Trade and the Economy

CSR In India: Fostering ‘Responsible Growth’ Through Public-Private Partnerships

In 2014, India was the first country to enact a national law on Corporate Social Responsibility. Since then, the public and private sector have been partnering to transform India’s socio-economic landscape – or have they? Charlotte Provost discusses the potential ramifications of legitimizing CSR.