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Chinese Imperialism: A Knife in the Back of Sustainable Development

Bismarck remarked after the Berlin Conference of 1885 that “he who controls Africa will control Europe”. This chauvinistic war cry came to define the 19th and 20th Century ‘Scramble for Africa’, with European powers waging battle for imperial control over African nations. The flag bearer of this hypermasculine discourse, however, is decentralising from Europe: imperialism has assumed a new form.

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A case study of Singapore: A garden city that is not so green

Back in 1967, just two years after Singapore’s independence, the then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew introduced his vision for Singapore to become a “Garden City”, aspiring to “integrate greenery into the built environment” and Singaporeans’ daily lives. This involved planting many trees and creating new parks.  Today, in 2018, walking down the tree-lined streets of even the busiest shopping

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A Colonial Carol: The Hypocritical Basis for Sustainable Development

“The west was built on racism” – Kehinde Andrews [1] A bold statement, but one that is completely necessary and valid in its assertion. As I will outline, not only is the West built on racism, it is sustained by the remnants of neo-colonialism and dependent on the pillaging of the African continent. Stemming from this ideal, I have identified

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Development and Divergence: The First and Third Worlds

How has the development of the First World shaped the underdevelopment of the Third? As the wealthiest 1% of the planet detains more resources than the rest of the World’s population, we are facing a record-high level of inequality today that correlates with mass-poverty and underdevelopment. The consequences of not using resources to their full socio-economic potential, according to Frank

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TEDxWarwick: A Warm Light for All Mankind

On Saturday 3rd March, TEDxWarwick held their tenth annual conference: this year, themed ‘Dare to Defy’. GLOBUS’ correspondents were invited to cover the event. This piece will comprise the first in a series commenting on the various presentations made by the conference’s prestigious speakers. We begin by considering the case for nuclear fusion as presented by Dr. Melanie Windridge, physicist and

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