Tim Harrap

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Freedom Rising: Human Empowerment and the Quest fo&hellip by Christian Welzel
This book has received the LAUDATIO STEIN ROKKAN PRIZE 2014 and it is worth reading the judges report:

The Jury for the Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research 2014 has decided to honour Christian Welzel in recognition of his book Freedom Rising: Human Empowerment and the Quest for Emancipation, published by Cambridge University Press in 2013. The prize winner has set himself an ambitious task: to study the progress of universal freedoms through the conceptual and empirical lenses of a comparative analysis of the role of emancipative values in rich and poor countries. He seeks to identify the sources of emancipative values; to demonstrate their quality as a… Read more
Modernization, Cultural Change, and Democracy: The&hellip by Ronald Inglehart
Coming from a background in Development Studies I was looking for some in-depth analysis on politics and political behaviour. Starting (!) with the voluminous Oxford Handbook of Political Behaviour, Ronald Inglehart and Christian Welzel soon came on the radar. Their two papers on "Post-Materialist Values and the shift from survival to self-expression values" Inglehart and " Individual Modernity" Welzel both referenced the book under review.

As other reviewers have stated this is a book with great depth and scholarship which rewards careful reading. My own focus was to understand the elements which play into the growth and development of social media since the… Read more
Connected in Cairo: Growing Up Cosmopolitan in the&hellip by Mark Allen Peterson
For those working in international trade this a a useful first step to becoming cognisant of the the myriad elements one should consider in exporting a production, trade or service. Not only are we all part of the global market but also the various locales of our partners / customers and consumers reinterpret how the imported product or idea is received, marketed and absorbed into local practice.

So this is not only about Egypt but a way to start thinking how ones cosmopolitan relationships are developed by "us" and "them".

An excellent reference section will also give the interested reader an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of this important… Read more