Author: Mia Heaphy

Understanding Islamic Banking And Finance

Money has taken many different forms throughout history, and human relationships to economics have developed greatly over time. Anthropological studies of money aim to illustrate our interactions with these financial networks. A financial network is a collection of financial institutions and the relationships that exist between them, preferably through direct

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Does Social Media Encourage Uncivil Debate?

What is uncivil debate? Civility can be described as “behaviours which enhance democratic conversation.” By contrast, uncivil communication can be characterized as ridicule, attacks on character or competence, name-calling, and disrespect. Uncivil discourse is language characterized as containing direct insults, willful misattribution of motive without due reason, and open contempt.

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International Day Of Peace- Protection Of People

The International Day of Peace, observed on 21 September, is a day devoted to the cessation of all hostilities across the world and for individuals to participate in activities that promote global peace. Peace Day is a chance for individuals to alter their behaviour, which, when multiplied across cities and

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Citizens Evacuate To Kabul As Taliban Close In On Capital

Afghanistan’s slip into Taliban hands has now become a free fall, with the latest prediction that Kabul, the capital, will fall within a week. On Saturday, Taliban rebels took control of the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, sending Afghan soldiers fleeing as the rebels pushed closer to Kabul and Western

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China’s Severe Flooding Causes Masses To Flee Their Homes

Torrential rain triggered severe flooding in parts of central China on Tuesday, submerging underground subway stations and aboveground streets alike and forcing residents to flee their homes. More than 10,000 people in Henan Province have been relocated to shelters in the aftermath of the record rainfall. Roughly 624mm of rain

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Complex Identity Politics In Israel/Palestine

The issue of identity politics in the Middle East seems to be the most prominent one in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is of such focus to the conflict that key political researchers often question why this is the case. Based on scholarly definitions, identity politics is a political approach in

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Breaking Down The Protests Of 2021 So Far

Just five months into the new year, the world has seen a surge in anti-government protests by its peoples. With economic insecurity and the effects of the coronavirus looming, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets to condemn their regimes for several reasons. Since January 1st, 2021,

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Child Marriage Rates Increasing In Nepal As A Result Of COVID-19

The United Nations issued a report earlier this week in which the UN Children’s Fund estimated that over the next decade, more than 10 million girls under the age of 18 would be at risk of child marriage. According to UNICEF’s executive director, Henriette Fore, COVID-19 “has made an already

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Climate Change In The 21st Century; Climate Refugees

Over the last century, climate change has significantly contributed to the mass displacement of people. These people are defined as climate refugees who have been forced to leave their homes due to climate change. In the face of these environmental threats, people feel that they have no choice but to

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Equatorial Guinea Struck with an Extreme Explosion

On Sunday, a series of blasts at a military barracks in Equatorial Guinea killed at least 20 people and injured more than 600 others, according to officials. The explosion caused damage to nearly all of Bata’s houses and offices. President Teodoro Obiang Nguema said the explosions were blamed on fires

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Protests Spark As Turkey Withdraws From European Treaty

Turkey has withdrawn from the Istanbul Convention, which was signed ten years ago to protect women from abuse. The decision by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to revoke Turkey’s ratification of the Istanbul Convention is a setback for women’s rights activists, who believe the agreement is critical to countering domestic violence.

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Climate Change In The 21st Century: Mitigating Greenhouse Gasses

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges humanity is likely to face over the coming decades. Experts predict that climate change will lead to political instability, mass displacement, armed conflict and the rise of increasingly nationalist governments, making it an issue of extreme importance in global politics. In order

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Climate Change In The 21st Century: Reforming The United Nations

Climate change poses a devastating threat to humankind, plaguing the international system with political instability, mass displacement, armed conflict, and the rise of increasingly nationalist governments. These phenomena will continue to agitate the globe unless substantial reforms are conducted. The problem will not correct itself. Nonetheless, the massive challenge it

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Protests Continue In Myanmar In A Plea For Democracy

Since February 1st, Myanmar has been in turmoil when a coup removed the democratically elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi. As a result, mass protests were triggered in cities across the country in a bid for the civilian administration’s restoration. The protesters have been met with brutal security force

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