Prospective students must really do their due diligence before getting into a security studies program. Quite a few of the older generation of security scholars simply do not understand the 21st century threat environment. Additionally, if the program you are looking at is in a department where only formal international political economy (IPE) is taught—that is, such studies never touch upon the informal or illicit economies—your education is going to be imperiled by delusional thinking. To have an actual impact upon the future, young security scholars need to learn about the world that actually exists today and not the one that existed decades ago.
Sustainable Approaches and Interventions for the Conservation of Abandoned Towns in Southern Italy
Defined as towns or villages that have been abandoned by their original inhabitants, so-called ‘ghost towns’ are a sub-product of the opposing forces of excessive urban growth on the one hand and decline of rural regions on the other.
PDF (58 Pages): May East_Compressed-GT_Research
Sicilia Integra: Socio-Economic Integration of Migrants through Organic Products
A potential solution to the current migration crises can be found in the ecovillages, permaculture and transition communities’ social movements. In many places these community-led strategies have shown how rural villages and urban communities can re-establish sustainable livelihoods combining local traditional knowledge with appropriate technologies.
PDF (7 Pages): May_East_Sicilia_Integra_8Jan2016_EN
Though the mainstream media is focused on Republican divisions, a more important story could be the coming Democratic crackup, as anti-war Democrats resist Hillary Clinton’s pro-war agenda, writes Robert Parry.