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
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
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
Earlier in the day, Dalai Lama reminded everyone of the responsibility of the youth and the importance of action. This one day conference on 20 June 2012 at the LSE explores the nature of intolerance that exists in our societies. It was held in the 10th anniversary of Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal Trust. The first speaker of… Read More ‘Tolerance in a Just and Fair Society’
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
This Easter holiday, to be precise, 5 to 8 April 2012, I went to Edinburgh, Scotland. And… here is my travel write up. Hopefully will help you if you want to go to Edinburgh and only able to spent a short time in there. 3 days will be quite a task to cover the lovely… Read More The Athens of the North!