Social & Economic Issues

Gioconda Belli and Slavenka Drakulic: Contemporary women writers witness to totalitarian regimes

Gioconda Belli (1948) from Nicaragua, Africa and Slavenka Drakulic (1949) from erstwhile Yugoslavia, Europe are contemporary women writers and social activists who witnessed totalitarian regimes somewhat different in ideologies: Nicaragua had a right wing dynastic rule from 1936 till 1979 while Yugoslavia was under left wing communists from 1946 till 1991. In this article, an analysis of these two women writers regarding their roles and experience under dictatorship will be made keeping in context the […]

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Africa before Transatlantic Enslavement

The study ‘Africa before Transatlantic Enslavement‘ by USI(Understanding Slavery Initiative), a UK national learning project which specializes in researches regarding transatlantic slavery and its legacies through museum and heritage collections, reminds that some of the world’s great civilizations such as Kush, Axum, Mali, and Great Zimbabwe flourished in the years before 1500. It was wealth, especially […]

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A Clockwise Orange by Anthony Burgess

The novel A Clockwise Orange by Anthony Burgess raises questions on the manner a typical so-called free society in modern times deals with habitual criminal lawbreakers. The overwhelming question that is examined is if society can curb violence by implementing laws that by themselves are violent. Society is expected to function properly only when people can carry out their […]

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What is wrong with Single Member Plurality? Case study in context of electoral reform in Canada

Canada’s current electoral system is built on the British model of parliamentary system which it inherited from its colonial past. The existing SMP (Single Member Plurality) system which divides a country into number of geographical divisions (ridings) and from the winners (Members of Parliament or MPs) of each division or riding government formed metaphorically finds its expression […]