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  • 28
    Jan

    2021

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    Pandemic Opportunities

    There is no question that COVID-19 has brought tremendous suffering around the globe. We have lost over one million humans to the pandemic. Some who have been infected have long-lasting and devastating...

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  • 19
    Jan

    2021

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    The Economic Slump of Covid-19 in Historical...

    The world economy is experiencing, because of the Covid-crisis and the associated lockdowns, its worst slump in peacetime since the great depression of the 1930s. A look at the main economic dislocations...

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  • 11
    Jan

    2021

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    Co-creation: A new recipe for public governance?

    For more than 30 years, the public sector has focused on delivering public services more efficiently. Rationalization efforts, productivity campaigns and spending cuts have replaced the postwar expansion...

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  • 7
    Jan

    2021

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    Covid 19 and Competent Government

    The importance of competent government is perhaps the most important of the many painful lessons that are being learned during the pandemic. The significant variation in death rates across the globe illustrates...

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  • 4
    Dec

    2020

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    The Nature of Polities in the Developing World

    When faced with phenomena that we find difficult to understand, we often turn to the past. Our understanding of the latter enables us to frame and dissect the events unfolding before us. I am a political...

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  • 1
    Dec

    2020

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    A Crisis of Confidence or Rebirth of Conviction?...

    As Covid 19 has swept the globe, leaving over a million causalities in its wake, it has generated a profound crisis of confidence. Citizens throughout the world question their governments’ abilities...

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    Dec

    2020

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    Humanitarianism or Immigration Control – or Both...

    The last decade has witnessed an unprecedented battle between values and pragmatism, and between humanitarianism and immigration control in large parts of the world. Asylum as an institution has always...

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  • 12
    Nov

    2020

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    Home for Christmas?

    In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian government has closed its borders, but welcomes home Australian citizens. However, it’s not as simple as boarding a plane and flying home....

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