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1. Whither Obama, the global president?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... ratings for US President Barack Obama than Republican challenger Mitt Romney.  An average of 50% favoured Mr Obama, with 9% for Mr Romney, in the survey of 21,797 people in 21 countries.  Only Pakistan's ...
... too many people in today's world.  In other words, as global citizens you have global responsibilities.  There are many ways that you can do this.  For example, the Japan International Cooperation Agency ...
3. Globalization, the word
... Poverty and Development Division. . Globalization, or the increased interconnectedness and interdependence of people and countries, is generally understood to include two interrelated elements:  the ...
4. Singapore in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... people, out of which a bit less than 4 million are residents (citizens and permanent residents). In 1965, there were less than 2 million people living in this small country of 274 square miles made up ...
5. Japan in the Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... of opportunity, lack of family-friendly policies, and culturally-rooted prejudice again working women, Japan is ignoring millions of people who could have a positive impact on the economy. Many Japanese ...
6. America's Asian Century
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... Korea -- $50,000. Asian Americans have a pervasive belief in the rewards of hard work -- 69 per cent say people can get ahead if they are willing to work hard, a view shared by a somewhat smaller share ...
7. Living on $2 a day
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
If you are living on more than $2 a day in a developing country, you are not living in poverty according to the World Bank.  Indeed, you are a lot better off than those poor people who live on less than ...
8. Burmese Days
(Panorama/Globalization winners)
... abuses against local people.  Abuses include: extra-judicial killings, torture and other forms of ill-treatment; widespread and systematic forced labour; and violations of the rights to freedom of movement ...
9. Culture Wise China
... such cultural wisdom, there is no better place to start than Leo Lacy's book of that title. Lacey's book provides a wideranging overview of issues like: culture shock; the Chinese people, their history, ...
10. Microfinance today
... is a method of poverty alleviation. Poor, especially rural, communities lack a safe place for individuals to store their money. In this way, microfinance organizations can provide these people with a ...
11. Asia's information society
... movements like the Arab Spring and the second People Power Movement in the Philippines have been facilitated by ICT.  Advanced countries tend to have the most developed ICT sectors.  But governments ...
12. Asia's low quality jobs
... comments Many might say that it is natural that people in poor countries should have low quality jobs.  While that may be right to some extent, cheap labor should not be a pretext for abuses of labor ...
13. Natural disasters in Asia
... people.  In some parts of the Philippines, villagers warn of approaching typhoons with everything from cell phone text messages to traditional bamboo clappers known as tala-tala. Third, we need to strengthen ...
14. Food security in Asia
... when "all people, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. To ...
15. Asia's rising inequality
... to 29.5% (not 32.7%).  For the region as a whole, one cost of inequality has been that 240 million more people, 6.4% of the region's population, are trapped in poverty.   Inequality can also adversely ...
16. Clinton on democracy in Asia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... them. "...it is important we dispel the myth that democracy is somehow antithetical to Asian values and Asian experience and Asian history and Asian aspirations. People everywhere want a voice and ...
17. Japan's governance problems
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... to meet the challenge of a rapid policy response were people and politics.  "People have autonomy to choose; at issue are the choices they make, not the cultural context in which they make them."  For ...
18. Democracy in China?
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
An old friend of mine recently assured me that the Chinese people are not interested in democracy.  They only want prosperity and stability.  He is of course an Australian businessman who has profited ...
19. Tyranny in China and Russia
(Panorama/Governing globalization)
... order; predatory on their own society and dependent for their stability, not on institutions, but ... on the capacity of the economic machine to distribute enough riches to enough people." He has very ...
20. Sen on development on youtube
... of "development as freedom".  For Sen, development is all about the expansion of human freedoms, about people gaining freedom to control their lives.  This means removing the "deprivations" that plague ...
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