Of Jousting Knights and Jewelled Swords: a feminist reflection on Davos

February 6, 2017

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February 6, 2017

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February 6, 2017
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placard 2First there’s the search for the best placards – seems like humour is the best response to ugly/angry.Trump placard 1

Then there’s the analysis. Are institutions strong enough to withstand disruptive populism? Francis Fukuyama makes the case against panic. The World Bank’s Sina Odugbemi is less sure.

And protest? Excellent lessons from Tina Rosenberg on lessons from previous waves

As for longer reads, try What Trump is Throwing out of the Window in NYRB

But what do we tell our kids? Global Voices suggested some ‘Classic Cartoons That Took on Dictatorship‘ (Smurfs, Donald Duck, Lucky Luke etc). How about some more recent versions – Simpsons? South Park (my kids tell me there’s a South Park on every issue)? Suggestions and links please.

On other news, we want to turn How Change Happens into a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Are you a MOOC designer? If so come and work with me for 6 months. Deadline for applications 19th Feb. Also, I’m speaking in Stockholm on 13th and Dublin on 15th, if you’re around

Watch two tough women go head to head – Winnie Byanyima (Oxfam CEO) v Zanny Minton Beddoes (Economist Strange womeneditor) jousting in Davos (6m video)

Monty Python’s take on good governance cropped up in Chris Blattman’s course outline on order and violence and in a tweet that went viral, so treat yourself to this

 

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