My week in popular (…or not so popular) culture 23 November 2014

This week, Beyonce came with a new surprise. After 2 new songs were being leaked on the internet, she released a new music video for 7/11 on the 21st of November. The background of the song name itself is still a mistery to this day, with some people making their own theories about what the title… Read More My week in popular (…or not so popular) culture 23 November 2014

The prevalence of technology and its influence on social change

The emergence of the internet, social media and smart phones has created more complex processes of the ‘boomerang’ and the ‘ricochet’. The ‘ricochet’ is the process of political and legal argumentation and information exchange between non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and regional or international institutions. The individuals behind the internet, similar to the NGOs, help to frame… Read More The prevalence of technology and its influence on social change

EU’s democracy promotion abroad – applying ideal democracy approaches by Sen and Nussbaum

Source: Becky van Ommen Photography Both Sen and Nussbaum apply what is known as the ‘capability approach’ into their research. While Sen is concentrating on individual freedom, Nussbaum has created a list which focuses on human dignity. Taking their vision of democracy into account, the European Union (EU) will have to measure poverty and development… Read More EU’s democracy promotion abroad – applying ideal democracy approaches by Sen and Nussbaum