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Beyond Austerity: Towards a Global New Deal

Beyond Austerity: Towards a Global New Deal

Fifty years ago, at New York’s Riverside Church, Martin Luther King made a passionate plea for a more equal, more just, more peaceful and more dignified world. Calling for “a radical revolution of values”, King concluded, “We must rapidly begin … the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights …

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WORLD PEACE CANNOT BE ACHIEVED WITH AN OUTDATED UNITED NATIONS

WORLD PEACE CANNOT BE ACHIEVED WITH AN OUTDATED UNITED NATIONS

By: Asadullah Khokhar Since time immemorial, the humankind has been coveting for peace. All religions, philosophies and civilizations have praised the virtues of peace and have strove for its attainment. The abhorrent ugliness of war and violence compels the suffering humanity, from time to time, to reflect and make concerted efforts to restoring peace. So, harbouring this desire of a …

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CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Conflict is a constant in modern life and this is also the case in the delivery of services by the public administration. It occurs due to diversity of views, difference of opinion and/or conflicting interests. It may also arise among employees and between public administration and service-users and service-providers. Disagreements, difference of opinion or attitude, needs and views on the …

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Nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the Way Forward, How to avoid the Armageddon

Nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and the Way Forward, How to avoid the Armageddon

By: AFTAB H. WAHLA  With a multitude of long-, medium- and short-range ballistic missiles in its arsenal; with miniaturized thermonuclear bomb and inclusion of intercontinental ballistic missile (IBMs) that can hit mainland USA in its deadly weaponry, provocative statements on almost daily basis and intermittent missile tests, North Korea has irrefutably attained the status of the nuclear power that was …

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Feminism and Wave Analogy

Feminism and Wave Analogy

The word feminism originated from the French word “feminisime” in the nineteenth century. Interestingly, it was used either as a medical term to describe the feminisation of male body or to describe women with masculine traits. According to Jaggar(1983), a sociologist, when the word ‘feminism’ was used in the early part of the twentieth century, it was used only to …

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The Rohingya Crisis, An unending tale of miseries

The Rohingya Crisis, An unending tale of miseries

By: Tauqeer Ahmed Nationalism is running high in current global system. Ethnic and religious minorities are prime victim of this nationalist fervour as they are used as scapegoats by jingoists. The ongoing plight of Rohingya community in Myanmar is a glaring example of this nationalist onslaught on minorities.  The recent episode in persecution of the Rohingya started in 2012 when …

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POOR INDUSTRIALIZATION MEANS POOR ECONOMY AND POOR ECONOMY MEANS POOR STATE

POOR INDUSTRIALIZATION MEANS POOR ECONOMY AND POOR ECONOMY MEANS POOR STATE

1) Introduction 2) What is meant by industrialization? 3) Why industrial development is necessary? It is necessary to: i. Increase employment rates ii. Promote trade activities iii. Support agriculture iv. Strengthen state’s economy v. Eradicate poverty vi. Make defences strong 4) Is it true that poor industrialization means poor economy and poor economy means poor state? Yes, it is true. …

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PRIVATIZING HIGHER EDUCATION: GENERATING KNOWLEDGE OR MAKING MONEY FOR THE OPULENT

PRIVATIZING HIGHER EDUCATION: GENERATING KNOWLEDGE OR MAKING MONEY FOR THE OPULENT

1) Introduction 2) Education and its types 3) Importance of education in society a. Importance of education in general i. Provides knowledge and skills ii. Builds up personality and character iii. Inculcates sanity and civilization in society iv. Embellishes the look and the image of the state v. Invigorates political, social and economic sectors of the state b. Importance of …

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A New Strategic Geography, A Look into the Future of the world

A New Strategic Geography, A Look into the Future of the world

By: Robert D. Kaplan As Europe disappears, Eurasia coheres. I do not mean to say that Eurasia is becoming unified, or even stable in the manner that Europe was during the Cold War and the Post Cold War – only that the interactions of globalization, technology and geopolitics, with each reinforcing the other, are leading the Eurasian supercontinent to become, …

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Blood Relations (GSA)

Blood Relations (GSA)

1. Pointing to a photograph, Ali said, “She is the daughter of my grandfather’s only son.” Ali is the ______ of the girl in the photograph. (a) Father            (b) Cousin (c) Brother       (d) Uncle 2. Looking at a portrait of a man, Mazhar said, “His mother is the wife of my father’s son. …

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