Is our democracy failing or has it failed already?

By Chloë Cochran – BA Global Popular Music Current discussions on politics and the political climate in the UK and around the world leaves us with a tangible sense of dissatisfaction and frustration. This is fueling an atmosphere of apathy.  Examining the political state we are living in can be depressing, exhausting, and disheartening. Democracy […]

Oh deer; Is Erdogan taking on the role of Mr. Claus?

By Mahnoor Sajid, BA Economics and Politics Jingle bells, Turkey sends, military detainees back! Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is determined to take on the role of Santa Claus this holiday season and it appears Western Europe is getting a present it was hoping to avoid The members of the Islamic state who were captured […]

The Latin American Implosion

By Samar Fatima Ali, BA Economics and Politics 2019 has seen Latin America spiral out of control. Some are calling it the “Latin Spring”. In January, Venezuelans began protesting and continue to do so as a humanitarian crisis grips the nation. October brought with it an eruption of unrest in Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia characterised […]


By Chung Man Leung, MSc International Politics For Palestinians, this is not an election between moderates and extremists, it is a choice between two parties that both aim to occupy more territories from their hands. The political deadlock in Israel is still to be resolved after two inconclusive elections in this calendar year. The first […]

AFRICONOMICS:ECO and its Discontents in West Africa

 By Umar Rahman, Bsc Developmental Economics  Plans are underway for 15 West African states (collective population of 385 million) to adopt the single monetary system Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), commonly known as ECO. With ECO due to be implemented in 2020, now is as good a time as ever to define the […]