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  Improving the Status of Women in Africa: Overview of Recent and Upcoming Elections

It’s Election Day in Nigeria, Dorothy Ukel Nyone has been preparing for months. She drew up her manifesto and mobilized support from women in her region. When she got to the polls for the primaries, contestants came ready to fight, …

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  A New Year for World Music

  A New Year for World Music On New Year’s Eve 2006, Nokia sponsored concerts in five major cities around the world−Hong Kong, Mumbai, Berlin, Rio de Janeiro, and New York.1 Musical stars from Western countries headlined the evening at …

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  What Argentina Thinks About Globalization: An Interview from Buenos Aires

  What Argentina Thinks About Globalization – An Interview from Buenos Aires Few events have highlighted the risks associated with globalization more dramatically than Argentina’s financial crisis in 2001. Throughout the 1990s, Argentina was considered globalization’s model of economic success. …

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  What Latin America Thinks About Globalization

Globalization continues to be a passionately debated topic in Latin America. In recent years, leftist and socialist movements have swept through many countries. Since the election of Hugo Chávez as Venezuela’s president in 1998, a wave of politicians in the …

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  Save the Whales Again?

A Symbolic Victory for Pro-Whalers   The fifteen original signatories of the ICRW were Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, the United Kingdom, the United States of …

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  The World’s Game: Football

A Sport with Universal Appeal What sport has the power to create a significant loss of business productivity in England,1 threaten to have half the workers in the Czech Republic to call in sick,2 or create peace in war-torn Ivory …

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  Job Insecurity and the Welfare State in a Globalized World

Protests Erupt in France : The Backlash Against the First Employment Contract On April 10, 2006, French President Jacques Chirac surrendered to public pressure and withdrew the First Employment Contract (known as the CPE in French) after days of protests …

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  Free Music, Free Software, Free Medicine: Debates on Intellectual Property

Aziz Ridoun, an 18-year-old immigrant high school student in France, living with his mother in subsidized housing, spent his school vacation in May 2006 meeting with members of the French Parliament, speaking at dozens of media appearances and leading a …

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  Cross-Border Takeovers and Economic Patriotism

Economic Patriotism On January 27, 2006, Lakshmi Mittal, head of the world’s largest steelmaker, shocked the world by announcing a surprise hostile takeover bid valued at $23 billion (€18.6 billion) for his largest rival, Europe’s Arcelor. The proposed merger would …

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  The Globalization of Obesity

Before globalization, the foods people ate were local and seasonal. Due to trade, maize from Mexico became the staple food of eastern and southern Africa. Wheat from the Middle East became the dominant crop in North America. Rice from Asia …

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