When our centralized governing bodies fail to uphold their responsibilities, a power vacuum ensues, creating an opening for
Has national politics reached the end of the line? Are we so weary of mainstream politics and politicians that we are no longer searching for new personalities or even parties to lead us, but have actually reached the stage where we are looking for new forms of government?
Aside from global aging, one of the greatest global trends in 21st century life is urbanization. America industrialized and urbanized in the late 19th century and early 20th and then pioneered suburbanization. But, globally the story is very different. The world is urbanizing rapidly.
Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea are perilously close to tearing up rules that have kept us "the peoples of the world from the scourge of war."
Larissa Sansour, Jerusalem Floor, 2012, 75 x 150 cm. Courtesy Lawrie Shabibi and the artist. "When you are constantly in
As early as 1995 Kenichi Ohmae, author of The End Of The Nation State, predicted the rise and rebirth of region-states, or
As part of 92Y's ongoing partnership with Salon.com, senior writer Andrew O'Hehir spoke with us about the validity behind
The new empire still plays by the games of the old empires: of divisiveness, of scarcity, of might and fear, even while we have never had such abundance and innovation. It is this paradox that our documentary Empires sets out to unravel.
It's not so bad if you ignore the upheavals and century storms and waves of extinctions. Most of us haven't made a decision
Secession may have its virtues, and while the seductive logic of "local control" may have an appeal across the political spectrum, it is equally the case that recent history has not been particularly kind to "breakaway republics."