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development

The periphery is being urbanised

The attachment: The articles in this appendix of ORIENTERING shows which problems are linked to cities and poverty, pandemic, war, conflict, energy, food, flight, floods and fear.

The problem of social inequality

Has man ever really lived with nature in freedom and equality, and then ended up in the links of modernity? This essay attempts nothing less than to add the first building blocks to a whole new understanding of history. 

To reduce the world history of Gini coefficients

Another example of history writing.

California Dreaming?

In his new book, Professor David Vogel describes how the state has managed in a number of areas to implement its own regulations to support economic and cultural development and growth.

Life without thinking

BIG TECH: Author Franklin Foer gives a historical overview of Big Tech's impact on society and asks how we can fight its pervasive power.

WTO's developmental dilemma

Norway is making a heroic effort to save the World Trade Organization (WTO). But to what extent is the WTO worthy of a rescue operation?

The power of impotence

We need a new activism – not through revolutionary change, but through systematic efforts to develop a humane and free society.

A movie about a presidency

Far from the last word is said about the end of the Obama administration. 

Development at a high price

The government of Cambodia is tightening its grip on power every day. The highly tense situation makes the documentary film A Cambodian Spring all the more gruesome.

The middle class without funds

This is a very solid academic work where all the writers are critical – in part very critical – to this understanding of the middle class in Africa

Artificial fertilized art

Kva grew up desirous of Norway's largest industrial adventure, asks artists who exhibit in Grenland in May.

Power is shifted in Africa

While the Arab Spring is characterized by stagnation, a quiet revolution is under way in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Norwegian aid for a renewable future

The world must have access to renewable and sustainable energy. A new report from WWF Uganda gives the Norwegian authorities an important clue as to how future energy assistance should be organized.