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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.
Articles by Ash Amin
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En Liang Khong is openDemocracy’s assistant editor.
No to TTIP
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.
The dynamic intermingling of peoples in contemporary Europe is challenging definitions of the continent’s identity based on ethnicity, indigeneity and myths of origin. This unstoppable and enriching diversity calls for a distinct new politics – one that reframes the very idea of Europe in terms of empathy with the stranger.