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

WORLD PEACE STARTS WITH YOU by Nadira Irdiana

In honor of Peace One Day today, I decided to re-post the piece that I wrote last year for International Youth Network. Original source: Irdiana, N. (2012). ‘World Peace Starts with You’. International Youth Network. [online]. Available from: http://internationalyouthnetwork.blogspot.nl/2012/09/world-peace-starts-with-you-by-nadira.html [21 September 2012]. ”Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding… Read More WORLD PEACE STARTS WITH YOU by Nadira Irdiana

FEMEN Movement: Islamophobia, Patriarchy and Clash of Civilizations

On April 4, 2013, Ukrainian feminist group FEMEN carried out a protest in support of a Tunisian girl Amina Tyler. This protest was staged across Europe (Paris, Belgium, Italy, Ukraine, Sweden and Germany) and is called ‘Topless Jihad’. While many of the protests were done outside Tunisian embassy, one of them was carried out in… Read More FEMEN Movement: Islamophobia, Patriarchy and Clash of Civilizations

‘The Price of Inequality’ – Stiglitz lecture at the LSE

Yesterday, on 29th June 2012, I went to Joseph Stiglitz lecture at the Old Theatre (The London School of Economics and Political Science). after getting the ticket by luck (specifically because the tickets were allocated by ballot). In this talk, he want to address the consequences of inequality that we are facing today. Since 1980,… Read More ‘The Price of Inequality’ – Stiglitz lecture at the LSE