Nation States: Organizational Hierarchies or Networks?

Last semester, during a seminar at Goethe Universit├Ąt on Geographies of Violence: state, space and power relations in Latin America, the idea of "Nation States as institutional hierarchies" was fiercily challenged by the idea of "Nation States as networks". The "network party", as Anne-Marie Slaughter calls it (2014: pp. 59), is a paradigm change for …

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2019 Global Economic Outlook: World Bank Report

The World Bank released its 2019 Global Economy Outlook in January this year. In this post I try to highlight the key facts and information from their press released and patially from the report as well. Global Summary International trade and manufacturing activity have slowed down. Intensifying trade tensions could result in even weaker global …

[Podcast] Christine Lagarde’s call for action – IMF World Economic Outlook

In today's podcast we are going to be speaking about the IMF World Economic Outlook, which is a publication that was release by the International Monetary Fund in October of 2018. I actually want to focus this conversation a little more on the press conference that was delivered in the World Economic Forum on January …