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The Backlash of a Green Agricultural Policy: Farmers’ Protests and its Systemic Dimension

Across Europe, a wave of farmer protests has emerged, started last year in the Netherlands, but surged further within France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Lithuania, Romania and most recently in Germany. The reactions were manifested by a huge amount of tractors blocking major roads, or in France’s case, spraying manure on local government buildings. What are …

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Artificial Intelligence and gender discrimination

Today is not possible to find a unique definition for discrimination, as a phenomenon. Notwithstanding, the scholars has formulated some guidelines to identify when we are in front of discrimination. For example, Professor Costanza Nardocci understands it as conflicts produced and created among ethnic and racial groups that get in contact with each other; or …

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FAST FASHION: DO WE REALLY KNOW WHERE OUR CLOTHES END?

  I. Introduction During the 1990’s a new movement was born, retailers began to sell trendy, poorly made and cheap clothes as an answer to the vertiginous advance of fashion. At some point, this new business model allowed more population to have access to new and stylish clothes, bringing fashion closer. But, at the same …

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November 25th: Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Since 1981, on 25th of November, the International community commemorates the day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This symbolic date was selected to honour the Mirabel sisters, three political activists from Dominican Republic that were assassinated by order of the dictator, Rafael Trujillo in 1960, as opponents to the authoritarian regime. By decades, …

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The United Nations’ attempts to intervene in the Israel-Gaza crisis before Resolution 2712 (2023)

The Gaza-Israel has received intensified international attention starting from October 7, when Hamas attacked Israel. On the 15th of November The UN security council adopted the resolution 2712 (2023) calling for Urgent and Extended humanitarian Pauses in Gaza. The Resolution was adopted under Malta’s leadership and saw the abstention of the US.  The Adoption of the …

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The Value of Biodiversity

The world population is growing at a very fast pace; with now more than 7 billion inhabitants, and projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050. The pressure this huge population causes on the earth’s ecosystems is almost immeasurable. It’s even hard to know how many species are extinct since they are uncountable and we discover new species every year.

Collaborative Consumption: Alternative Consumption Model in Urban Space

The blog uses two case studies of Amsterdam (the Netherlands) and Seoul (South Korea) to identify the determinants and objections to collaborative consumption in the urban space. At first, they can show us a broader perspective of the factors that influence collaborative consumption, and a second, because in these cities collaborative consumption was firstly in the world officially proclaimed as part of the urban policy and today has governmental support.

Cosmopolitanism, identity, and education

The idea that identities can be collectively constructed could help us in understanding the difference without necessarily putting a wall of radical separation between “us” and “the other”. If people are able to reconcile the thought that any identity is constructed based on interaction and that “my” identity is not an island in a sea of identities but has a unique essence given the different interactions throughout life, individuals might start to realize the importance of interaction in order to construct its “own” identity.