November 22, 2009

Ladder Award: Dmitry Orlov – lessons of the Soviet economic collapse

Winner of Ladder Award: Dmitry Orlov - for drawing attention to lessons from Soviet economic collapse. We so often hear about disasters and crises, but not much about what gets people through them.
November 18, 2008

Shovel Award: Manufacturers and Exporters Association of New Zealand

John Gallagher nominates the Manufacturers and Exporters Association of New Zealand for this weeks Shovel Award for proposing that after the 2008 election: “New Zealand required economic reform rather than work on social or environmental fronts”
September 25, 2008

Locally grounded and globally connected: the way for New Zealand?

New Zealand is well respected for its nuclear free stance and its subsequent peace brokering and peace-keeping roles. Can it also develop an approach to intercultural relations based on local networking and local through to international forms of collaboration?