Childhood anthropology

How culture shapes early childhood

Cultural variations in learning and parenting persist across the globe. However, globalisation and the market economy are changing parenting patterns in all cultures


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Social-media companies are failing to moderate their platforms, so online hate speech leads to analogue violence, for example in Ethiopia and Myanmar

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Democracy needs separate branches of government

Elections are important, but unless there are independent institutions, liberty will be eroded fast

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The World Bank’s reform agenda is an urgent matter. To rise to global challenges, however, more money is needed too


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Global governance

Cooperation that benefits developing countries

A recent conference examined how China and the West cooperate with partner countries and the impact this can have on democracy promotion

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Global food supply

There is enough for everyone

Almost 800 million people still suffer from chronic hunger. One widespread assumption is that when people go hungry, there is not enough to eat. But it is not that simple

Abuse of power

Fighting corruption on an international level

Corruption undermines democracies and supports autocracies. Although progress has been made in the fight against corruption, much more needs to be done

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