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    Language and Hegemony in Sri Lanka: Omissions as Ominous Signs?

Language and Hegemony in Sri Lanka: Omissions as Ominous Signs?

In this post Stephanie Nicolle examines the histories of language in Sri Lanka and analyses the implications of the growing presence of Mandarin on public signage in the country. She explores the relationship between language and political power and provides a critique of how language omissions are symptomatic of projects that promote one language.
A signboard at the Attorney General’s (AG) […]

September 20th, 2021|Featured|0 Comments|

Global Britain: continuity or delusion?

In this post, Ben Wynne historicises the term ‘Global Britain’ in the 20th century. He argues that there is nothing new about the sentiment behind this phrase and suggests it should not be dismissed as a recent invention of Brexit supporters.

Britain’s decision to leave the European Union is often put down to a desire to regain something of its […]

July 21st, 2021|Featured|2 Comments|

Intelligence as a Diplomatic Tool: An Israeli History

In this post, Matteo Bulzomi explores Israel’s use of its intelligence services to achieve its diplomatic and foreign policy goals. He argues that Israel’s intelligence capabilities are key for understanding its external affairs and relationships with foreign countries, especially the United States.


Israel’s position in the international panorama has always been problematic. The never-solved Palestinian issue is the main cause […]

July 3rd, 2021|Featured|0 Comments|

La Physiocratie in South America, an Enduring Legacy

In this post Camilo Arango Duque examines the enduring legacy of the Physiocratic School and argues that its impact on politics and policy in South America needs to be addressed in order to ensure greater environmental protection. 

Physiocracy is a French economic school that originated in the 18th century during the Enlightenment. The initial recognition gained by its postulates was brief and waned in […]

June 11th, 2021|Featured|0 Comments|