Sex and the City: Changing Gender Relations under Globalization

Presented at the Forum of Center for Globalization Studies in an Urban World

World Bank's Urbanization Knowledge Platform

Part of a presentation at Globalization Studies in an Urban World's faculty forum (March 18, 2011)

200 Years that Changed the World

Gapminder is non-profit think tank that presents global development data in a visually interesting way. This interactive data set provides insight into the demographic effects of global events from the previous two centuries,

Book review: The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World

"The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities Are Reshaping the World," by Ben Wildavsky (Princeton University Press) - Read PDF of Chapter One The Worldwide Race for Talent. Book reviews:

Monitoring: Internet and the Swine Flu

Modes of information dissemination: Case of Swine Flu (H1N1) outbreak of 2009

Visual monitoring (click picture to go directly to the site)

  • Google and CDC's Health Map: Global Disease Alert Map


Sample capture: June 16, 2009

Global Civil Society 2006/7

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Suicide bombings, collateral damage, kidnappings and air strikes pepper the lexicon of twenty-first century politics. Global Civil Society 2006/7 explores the complex relationship between violence, civil society and legitimacy in a unique dialogue that crosses political, cultural and religious boundaries. Is the use of violence by non-state actors ever justified? How is violence transmitted from the private to the public sphere? Why is terror and 'the war on terror' catalysing rather than suppressing violence? Do Western and Islamic traditions of thought offer any solutions? This edition of the Yearbook also includes new research on economic and social rights, the politics of water, and football.

Chapters include:

- Not Even a Tree: Can Violence be Justified in a Global Era? Mary Kaldor and Heba Raouf Ezzat

- Bringing Violence 'Back Home' Jenny Pearce

- Pipe dream or Panacea? Global Civil Society and Economic and Social Rights Marlies Glasius

- War and Peace: the Role of Global Civil Society Mary Kaldor, Denisa Kostovicova, and Yahia Said

- Water: a Global Contestation Willemijn Dicke, Patrick Bond, Fadia Daibes-Murad, Sanjeev Khagram, Alessandro Palmieri, Carlos Vainer, Zoë Wilson and Patricia Wouters

- The Church, the Mosque and Global Civil Society Mark Juergensmeyer

- The Odd Couple: Football and Global Civil Society David Goldblatt

Future of Capitalism (FT Video)

Future of Capitalism: New York panel


Part1. April 1 2009: What are the causes of the current financial crisis?

Hip-Hop, Reggae, and the Middle East

Contribution by sefat

Palestinian rap group DAM, Da Arab MC’s, have received over three hundred thousand hits on Youtube. Part of this video was shot during an actual riot. You can learn more about them at .

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