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Rethinking Politics, Populism and Platforms

How can we create a progressive ‘popular force’ in an era of digital media platforms dominated by the innovations of right-wing populism? Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a powerful 18th-century polemicist and...

A Brief History of Globalization

When Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba in 2018 announced it had chosen the ancient city of Xi’an as the site for its new regional headquarters, the symbolic value wasn’t lost on the company: it had...