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World Politics & Affairs

The Resurgence of Nationalism: A Social Science Perspective

The most well-known definition of nationalism was proposed by Professor Anthony Smith (2001) who defined it as “an ideological movement for attaining and maintaining autonomy, unity, and identity for a population which some of its members deem to constitute an actual or potential ‘nation’.” Nationalism, such defined, is gaining momentum globally in the form of […]

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Canada

Revisiting Populism; A Case Study

In light of Doug Ford’s recent win of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party’s nomination, it is important that we reexamine the influence and force of the populist movement within our politics. Contemporaries from Macleans and Globe and Mail have both commented on his populist nature, but what exactly is a populist and what does it […]

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Opinion World Politics & Affairs

Opinion: Decoding the Populist Wave

By now, it is established wisdom that the age of globalization is coming towards an end and is being replaced with hardliner policies- much of which adhere to protectionism and other populist movements.  These policies have significantly altered the current political landscape as we know it. Showing first signs in the Brexit vote and then […]

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Taxes & Economics World Politics & Affairs

Macron’s Win: What Does It Mean for France?

On 14th May 2017, Emmanuel Macron created history as he formally became the youngest president of France. But as Macron keeps marching on with his success, a very important question arises – What does his win mean for France? Economic Policies As a former economy minister to president Francois Hollande, his economic policies formed a […]

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World Politics & Affairs

What if the United States Abandoned the UN?

Firstly, there is no official way to leave the United Nations. There is simple no clause or article in the UN charter, no resolution and no public statements or procedures regarding withdrawal from the UN. The U.N. Charter deliberately made no provision for the withdrawal of member governments, largely to prevent the threat of withdrawal […]