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Optimism and Pessimism within Hyperglobalization : How McWorld vs Jihad is deconstructing States; A comparison between Pakistan and the Gaza Strip

After the great feedback from my 'Problems of reaching arms agreements' - I thought I'd post another academic-style blog post. Hope you enjoy as much as the last one guys!!



This project will a****s the argument that Globalization has led to an increasingly h***genized world culture, where cultures are subject to an imposed ‘Anglo-Americanization’. The project will go on to analyze to what extent there is a situation known as “McWorld vs Jihad”. This will be illustrated using a… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 21, 2010 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

Why I don't Care about cheaters

So I've just got a dozen messages in my inbox about people cheating on here. I really don't give a damn, because the Evokation has no bearing on the amount of points you have, and if you're using Evoke, I don't think you should be worried about points as the premisce of the game is solutions and ideas, and not making the most points you can.



so PLEASE stop drawing away from the point of the game, Come up with new ideas, innovate and discuss, rather than going on and on and on and on… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 20, 2010 at 9:23pm — 19 Comments

The main challenges to reaching and implementing arms control agreements.

I've learnt a lot from EVOKE, about things I would not necessarily have looked into before, and as my specialization is Politics, Social History and Sustainibility, I'm passing on the knowledge I can provide, here goes! ;



In this blog, I will attempt to a****s the hypothesis that reaching and implementing Arms Control agreements are challenged most of all by both the realist necessity to maximise power and security, and the individual level actor’s influence on agreements, with… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 19, 2010 at 1:14pm — 4 Comments

A reponse to Jan Lampe



There is much historiographical debate around the extent to which socialism was established within East Germany, and through the use of primary and secondary doc**ents, this blog aims to illustrate the extent to which Socialism was indeed established in Eastern Germany. This will be done through three main thematic levels of analysis. Exogenous factors, Cultural factors and economic factors.



By far the most important thematic level of analysis in the a****sment of East Germany’s… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 19, 2010 at 11:03am — 4 Comments

My Special Celebration 2020

In 2020, I will be celebrating a new festival, one that will be borne out of the movement for self-reliance, sustainability and re-use, 'Festival of Sustainability'



Don't mistake the 'festival of sustainability' for a pagan-style worship of soil, because it would be about people's ability to unite in communities, draw on their individual skills and talents, and create areas where vegetables, food and livestock are grown and kept to reduce climate impact, as well as awakening people to… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 18, 2010 at 9:50pm — 3 Comments

Power Player

In my view, champions of an industry are people that make technologies accessible to all. As a result, my POWER PLAYER is Milan Karki, who is 18, and has created a way to make solar energy available to those who cannot afford expensive Solar technology.



His concept is simple, human hair. Because silicon is expensive in solar panels, driving up their price, Milan saw opportunity, and used hair as a cheap, and available replacement, perfect for the sustainability and re-use that I've… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 18, 2010 at 9:32pm — 1 Comment

Guerilla Growing

So after several posts about growing food in an urban environment, I've had a thought. What do people think about Guerrilla Growing.



The Premise - Areas that are in public spaces become areas for food production and beauty.



How it works: Where set-aside and private land are owned, and therefore planting on there is trespassing, there are many areas, especially in cities that have and almost symbolic patch of grass (Where I used to live this was on the pavement outside every… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 18, 2010 at 2:34pm — 10 Comments

Do People or Politicians come first?

In my other posts, I've discussed the premise of self-sufficiency, and I believe that while the debate is a complex one, a key component of it is the way in which those in power approach the issue of food.



For example, the economy of smallholdings in African countries such as Kenya has recently exploded, meaning that produce is air-freighted across the world, but how much of the produce from the farm do the occupants receive? Personally I have no idea but I presume that the income… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 18, 2010 at 12:26pm — 6 Comments

Where will I be in 2020

What is often confused by critics of 'self-sufficiency' is that locally sourced products do not isolate communities from the World. Globalization has allowed inherently local culture phenomenons to export themselves onto a global platform, and the integration between these cultures is irreversible. Because you believe in self sufficiency and local produce, it does not mean that you want to go back to the dark ages!!!



My dream of 2020 is that people do become more responsible about… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 18, 2010 at 10:55am — 10 Comments

Global Envision

I'm following Global Envision, and have been even before the urgent Evoke went out. This is because, as a Politics and International Relations student, I'm acutely aware of the importance of transparrent markets within Globalization. They combine this with attention to the fight against poverty worldwide. Unlike twitter, where there is a character limit, I think that the use of a blog in this case is great as it allows more information to be presented on their page. - you can find it here!… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 18, 2010 at 10:39am — No Comments

Secrets of innovation.

What you have matters more than what you lack - Faced with the imbalances of global north and south, it's clear that this is a key secret to social innovation where crisis exists - Where social innovators should excel is where there is no hope to be found, to create positivity from nothing, and to encourage others through their enthusiasm.



this does not only apply in terms of countries with a low GDP however. Relative poverty in countries that are often seen as World leaders is often… Continue

Added by Adam Sunman on March 18, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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