In this article Scott Edwards, a Doctoral Researcher and part of the Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, explores the perceived rise of Islamic State in Indonesia and South-East Asia more broadly. A series of deadly suicide bombings and shootings in Jakarta have killed at least seven people, and been claimed by Islamic State (IS). … Continue reading “Jakarta Attacks: Is Islamic State’s Presence in South-East Asia Overstated?”
Month: January 2016
Neoliberalism and its Forgotten Alternative
Criticisms of neoliberalism are proliferating, not just within the political and academic left, but within mainstream public opinion as well. Everywhere, people are beginning to seriously doubt whether markets will be able to produce another extended period of sustained growth, or whether they will solve the world’s current problems or merely exacerbate them. Liberal economists … Continue reading “Neoliberalism and its Forgotten Alternative”
#Gymlife: does Instagram’s fitness trend have the potential to negatively impact female body image?
In this post Milly Morris examines #Gymlife and whether all the self-infatuation on Instagram help to reinforce stereotypes of the perfect female form. I watch the two women from the treadmill as they stand in front of the large mirror at my local gym. They take it in turns to pose whilst the other takes … Continue reading “#Gymlife: does Instagram’s fitness trend have the potential to negatively impact female body image?”