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We have more energy than we need 

Author:Artjoms Konohovs

It’s a question of changing your mind from the ground to the atmosphere, from restricted resources to intellectual property. Read

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Wallerstein: The Origins and Outcomes of the Global Economic Crisis 


"We are in a depression. And that is just the beginning,” says the world-famous profesor of sociology Immanuel Wallerstein. What awaits the world? Read


Corruption °C. Report on Corruption and Anticorruption Policy in Latvia. 2008. Second semiannum 


Year: 2009
Editor: Valts Kalnins
Authors: Valts Kalnins, Linda Austere, Goran Klemencic
Financedy by: European Commission
Language:  Latvian, English


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A Matter of Trust 

Author:Ksavjē Lands

Trust is much easier to undermine that it is to create, and, in general, we are much better off in a society where we are able to trust one another than in one in which we are not. Read

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Devil in the detail of government restructuring plan 

Author:Iveta Kažoka

If implemented, the new government restructuring plan could significantly reduce transparency and civic participation in government decision-making. Read

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Say ‘sorry’, dear bureaucrat 

Author:Iveta Reinholde

I believe that in order to consolidate society it is crucially important for the public administration to admit its mistakes and to state its willingness to reduce the impact of these mistakes. Read

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Access to public information and the new EU member states 

Author:Linda Austere, Radomir Spok et al

Access to public information and the new EU member states Read

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“Nothing Special”: The Economic Crisis in Latvia 

Author:Vjačeslavs Dombrovskis

A prudent government would have kept a cap on its spending and invested into reserves in order to cushion the inevitable heavy blow that would follow the 'credit orgy'. The Latvian government did none of it Read

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Freedom(less) Island 

Author:Viktors Makarovs

What the Cuban government is worried about is human rights activists who might grab their mass appeal. But in the end of the day, the civil society has been growing in Cuba, first of all, due to the courage, and second, thanks to the support it has been receiving. Read

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Taking child abuse seriously 

Author:Mark Case

However unpleasant it is to have to consider child abuse as a possibility, I do believe that schools need child safety professionals, as children need social services who will watch them carefully and deserve police forces that will take abuse seriously. Read