Stig Toft Madsen
April 14, 2008
In the silent zone compartment of the IC19 Copenhagen-Århus train the rules are simple. All electronic equipment must be switched to silent mode, and conversations must be conducted in other parts of the train. The freedom of speech severely constrained, passengers enjoy a quiet working atmosphere or the chance to sleep as if in their own bed.
In Denmark as well as the US and many other European countries Lean has developed from being a production system in the private sector to becoming a public administration management tool. Critics call it a panacea, but Lean is without
The Fourteenth Dalai Lama and Tibetan Freedom Fight
Ph.D. Fellow, Tibetan Studies
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies
University of Copenhagen
Cecilie Figenschou Bakke
Director, China Programme
Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo
Mounting criticism of China
Cristina Chaminade, CIRCLE – Centre for Innovation, Research and Competence in the Learning Economy, Lund University, Sweden
Jan Vang, CIT – Copenhagen Institute of Technology, Aalborg University, Denmark
A personal comment by Geir Helgesen, Senior Researcher, NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
A change of leader in South Korea: does it matter much? Is it not, after all, the institutions and rules that characterize democratic governance while the president is more of a figurehead? Well, yes and no. South Korea is a democracy, as is the USA, but in both countries the president plays a decisive role, in Korea even more so than in the USA.
Stig Toft Madsen
18 February 2008
For the last twelve months the telos of events in Pakistan have been the elections, postponed once, but now most likely to be held tomorrow on February 18th.
PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Århus
Now ten years of active engagement between South and North Korea can be evaluated. Was it worth it? Is the relationship improving? Will North Korea dismantle its nuclear facilities and even give up any nuclear weapons it might possibly have