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About Ash Amin
Ash Amin is 1931 Chair in Geography and Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge. His research and publications have dealt with regional development and socio-economic inequality in Europe, the social economy of the city, and the socio-political evolution of multicultural and multi-ethnic societies within the European Union. His most recent book, Land of Strangers, takes up issues of belonging and equity in Europe.
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En Liang Khong is a submissions editor at openDemocracy and a freelance journalist.
The Armenian genocide
Yemen - easy to get wrong
Through the bars
No to TTIP
Meteoric rise of Islamic State
It was, of course, the Right to Life Tax, proposed by Brazil, India, China, Russia and South Africa in 2020 and passed by the UN in 2025. Committing 2% of the world's annual corporate tax revenue to households earning less that $2 a day, the Tax gave nearly half of the world's population the means to exert democracy.
Klong Toey Slum, Bangkok, Thailand. Demotix: Matt: all rights reserved.
A question worth asking in the context of the current European Union debate surrounding the constitutional convention is whether, given contemporary processes of rapid cultural and ethnic hybridisation, the perennial values supposed to define the "Europeanness" of life on the old continent as well as uniting Europeans into a common project, make any sense.
Taking this as their departure point, the authors of People Flow are right to invite fresh thinking on the kind of Europe we want to live in. Europe is now home to millions of people from non-European backgrounds, many religious and cultural dispositions, and networks of attachment based on diaspora connections and cultural influences from around the world.