We continue our blog post series on sovereignty and global politics with co-founder Miguelángel Verde Garrido‘s analysis of sovereignty in relation to information and communications technology, which argues that proposals for technological and information sovereignty would do little to defend from, for example, mass surveillance, and concludes further efforts to establish global governance would better serve to confront nation states’ challenges regarding the Internet.
The blog post, entitled ‘“All your Internet are Belong to Us”: On Nation States’ Claims of Sovereignty over ICT Architecture and Contents’, is available here.
In this post, co-founder Daniel Cardoso, discusses the reasons behind the environmental disaster in Mariana, one of the worst in Brazil’s history. Daniel argues that, rather than an accident, the catastrophe was the consequence of years of aggressive extractivism, “China Fever”, and flawed public policies.
The post, entitled “Muddy Business: How Corporate and State Failures Led to the Environmental Disaster in Mariana, Brazil”, is available here.
The Berlin Forum on Global Politics (BFoGP) will be presenting various academic research results at international conferences throughout March and April 2014. This is an exciting moment for us, since we will also be presenting our first jointly-written academic paper. During the last two months, the BFoGP researched and wrote a paper on the spatial implications of the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TAFTA), more commonly known as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the United States and the European Union. This paper is a result of our continued efforts at broadening the debate on the TAFTA | TTIP, now specifically within the international academic community.
Furthermore, besides the jointly-written paper, we will also be presenting the latest results of our individual PhD research projects.
Find detailed information on the dates and times of the panels at which we will present our papers here.