By Benjamin Sacks ‘Responsibility is increasingly summoned as a route to living ethically in a postcolonial world’ (p. 418). So … More
These Early View articles are now available on Wiley Online Library. Original Articles Anthropogenic controls on large wood input, removal and … More
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Benjamin Sacks In the October 2010 issue of Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Dr Sergei Shubin explores the … More
On 26 July 2010 The Guardian newspaper ran an editorial on the recent discussion around the book The Spirit Level: … More
By Alexander Leo Phillips Public confidence in the banking sector has been significantly shaken over recent years. Given the turmoil … More
By Alexander Leo Phillips Tuesday 13th July marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of Live Aid. The “global jukebox”, devised by Bob … More
by Jayne Glass In April 2010 the Sunday Times newspaper reported that the wealth of the richest 1000 people in … More
by Fiona Ferbrache “Poverty” was a word we heard several times during recent election campaigning, and it is a concept … More
This article foregrounds Government plans in Sri Lanka to re-develop ‘slum’ dwellings around Colombo, providing brick houses for the residents. Whilst encouraging, the slums are situated on prime real estate around the capital city. This potential conflict of interests could lead to the fragmentation of existing kinship and friendship networks in the slums, which are often the greatest asset the residents have in their fight for survival. Hence the article draws attention to Geographical research done around the world that highlights the potential social impacts of urban gentrification.