Tag: Trade

The abolition of the slave trade: Christian conscience and political action by John Coffey

The abolition of the slave trade: Christian conscience and political action by John Coffey

  Summary The year 2007 marks the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the slave trade by the British Parliament. The campaign for abolition was spearheaded by devout Christians, and it stands to this day as perhaps the finest political achievement of what would now be called faith-based activism. But who were the abolitionists, and […]

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Sunday under threat (again)

Sunday under threat (again)

Michael Clark, March 2006 Major retailers like Next, Asda and Tesco are pressing for extended Sunday trading hours. Are 150 hours each week (out of 168) not enough? (REUTERS/Toby Melville) For the first time in 12 years, Sunday trading is again a key topic in the media. Numerous phone-in and discussion programmes have already looked […]

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Globalization and the world economy – for richer for poorer, for better or worse? by Paul Mills

Globalization and the world economy – for richer for poorer, for better or worse? by Paul Mills

  Summary Globalization is transforming the world for both good and ill, although it is neither new nor inevitable. Globalization is largely innocent of the crimes for which it is usually charged. It has the potential dramatically to reduce global poverty and undermine repressive regimes. But globalization challenges the viability of the nation state and […]

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