Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

Global Issues

Globalization is ongoing, and its effects can be felt everywhere. Future Challenges exists to explore the benefits and problems of globalization, sharing diverse perspectives from around the world. The Global Issues are big themes – for example trade, migration or austerity policies. Each Global Issue provides a spark of inspiration for our bloggers, and they respond with stories from their own lives and countries.

  • Democracy on Life Support

    Alexey Sidorenko, a Future Challenges blogger based in Russia, has been observing the rollback in democracy in Hungary under Fidesz. Looking from the outside in, he sees it as one example of a broader rollback in democracy in Eastern Europe.

  • Earth Day

    What does Earth Day mean to a changing world? Tom Fries considers the roles of policy and market forces in managing our natural resources. And what do bloggers from all over the world think about Earth Day?

  • The New City

    As the world’s cities swell they’re being forced to change. Steven Watson takes a look at the new challenges facing urban living and uncovers some interesting attempts to manage the transition.