Researching state legitimacy, AI, identity, critical theory, and how technology changes personal identity and the nation state. One wife, three dogs, six guitars, and a seldom used trombone. Work for IBM but this is completely independent of that.
Great resource from Foreign Policy on failed states, and the extent to which states are ‘failed’. On the one hand, this is an index made up of some good and probably some less good – or at best subjective –… Read More ›
South Africa is a country of almost 50m people, rebuilding itself. It has serious challenges with crime, and corruption, but it is doing much better than any other country in Africa. Like so many African countries, it is extremely rich… Read More ›
Legitimacy is a fabled, ethereal thing. It is not exclusively democratic (monarchs enjoy legitimacy too, as to dictators), it’s not confined to the nation state (local government, NGOs, corporations, and international organisations also enjoy it), and it most certainly not… Read More ›
The coincidence of the Syrian crisis with the Jubilee Celebrations in the UK for the 50th anniversary of their Queen’s accession to the throne may appear at first instance to be entirely separate news items in a pretty busy news… Read More ›