Cities
Engines of the relational society

OVERVIEW

In 2017 the Relational Thinking Network held a conference on the Relational City at St. Catherine’s College, Cambridge. You can some of the major presentations in video on this page. Also check out the 2017 Conference page under EVENTS.

Jyoti Banerjee: MEASURING THE SUSTAINABILITY OF CITIES 

Iain Bott: PUBLIC HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND PUBLIC PROTECTION 

Sookhyuan Lee: ASSESSMENT OF THE QUALITY OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COMMUNITIES IN CITIES

Andrew Tsui: THE ROOFTOP REPUBLIC 

ECONOMICS

What does sovereign debt actually consist of?

S. M. Ali Abbas, Laura Blattner, Mark De Broeck, Asmaa El-Ganainy, Malin Hu There has been renewed interest in sovereign debt since the Global Crisis, but relatively little attention has been paid to its composition. Sovereign debt can differ in

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LIFESTYLE

Connected but disconnected

Millennials are the most connected generation to have ever lived but a significant proportion of them are plagued by loneliness, an expert has warned. The charity Relate said that under-25s are “increasingly likely” to experience loneliness. But they are by

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IDEAS

The culture of contempt

Robert Hall, May 31, 2018  Somehow the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan at St. George’s Chapel – testimony to the power of love and inclusion – seemed positively surreal. The latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas – testimony to

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LIFESTYLE

Being Christian in Western Europe

 A newly-published survey by Pew Forum indicates that the majority of Europe’s Christians are non-practicing, but they differ from religiously unaffiliated people in their views on God, attitudes toward Muslims and immigrants, and opinions about religion’s role in society Western

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EUROPE

The rocky road of EU reform

Open Europe has published a new briefing, ‘The rocky road ahead for the Franco-German reform drive.’ The briefing argues that it is increasingly unlikely that Franco-German cooperation on EU reform will live up to the high expectations that have developed since Macron’s

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