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Archive - Apr 18, 2006

Submitted by arie brand on April 18, 2006 - 7:56pm.
Papuan self-determination - Historical roots VIII

"Though the idea of self-determination had been an important factor in keeping Papua, at any case for the time being, out of what was then still the United States of Indonesia, the Dutch were in the first half of the fifties far too optimistic about the time they would have to prepare the Papuans for this. They were thinking in terms of gradual evolution that would require a few generations. In 1954 the New Guinea Government opened a School for Civil Administration in what was then Hollandia (now Jayapura)." Arie Brand

Submitted by Ralf Dahrendorf on April 18, 2006 - 11:27am.
The nation state revisited

"It has become fashionable to claim that the nation state has lost its place. Globalisation, it is said, means that nations can no longer control their own affairs. They must join with others, as in the European Union or ASEAN or Mercosur, and they must increasingly rely on global institutions like the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Trade Organisation." Ralf Dahrendorf

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Submitted by admin on April 18, 2006 - 9:32am.
1000 year temperature
1000 year temperature
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Submitted by Ian MacDougall on April 18, 2006 - 9:28am.
Gaia's revenge - review of James Lovelock's, The Revenge of Gaia

"James Lovelock’s major concern is rising CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, what it is likely to do to us, and what we in turn can do about it. That is, if it is not too late already to avoid a runaway greenhouse effect." Ian MacDougall

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