Gender Imbalance in University Staff

Why It Matters

Universities are known as liberal institutions. They are usually urban and their student populations are both highly educated and traditionally politically active. However, they are also places of privilege: attendance at university is more accessible to those from privileged socio-economic backgrounds, and there is a problem with gender imbalance among academic staff. I attend university […]

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In Search of Globalization

Simona Milhalca

Globalization defines our era perhaps more than anything else, transcending markets to become embedded in our nature, part of our social DNA. Decades of discussing, analysing and defining have not brought us any closer to a consensus on what “Globalization” truly means. Steger (2009) defines it as ‘not a single process, but a set of […]

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History and Globalization: An Academic Pursue

A piece discussing history taught to schoolchildren worldwide

History and Globalization: An Academic Pursue In a world ravaged by new technology, one must wonder what will become of the discipline of History in our education systems: will millennials praise the growth of mankind, or will we keep on teaching our children that the wonders of their own Nations overcome those of the world? […]

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J’accuse…!

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF ESTONIA

Mr. Ratas,
In case you have not noticed yet, the cold war is over. Therefore your system of mandatory military conscription in Estonia cannot be justified. Neither in terms of security policy nor democratically. Refusal of serving is punished by imprisonment. What kind of democracy is that?! This system is not only ridiculous, it is simply outdated!

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