Learning in class with Wallerstein (2)

By means of World-Systems Analysis, we explain Brexit as another expression of a broader anti-establishment movement, a challenge the British elites have finally managed to tame. Blaming false enemies, openly lying to voters, or calling a dividing plebiscite are some of the mechanisms that these elites have used to protect their privileged status quo, in a push to restore order and capitalism.

Wallerstein Brexit

Learning in class with Wallerstein (1)

According to Wallerstein, understanding this rapidly shifting world—and such complicated processes like Brexit—is the first task we need to perform to make informed ethical decisions and choose the best available options. Otherwise, anxiety, fear, and pessimism will stop us from acting the right way in the construction of the post-COVID-19 globalization model that will replace our exhausted one.

Tag Stories

Nova sessió de Tag Stories

Ahir es va celebrar la darrera sessió de Tag Stories. Organitzat per alumnes dels dos graus, hi van participar tres conferenciants de perfils molt diversos: una alumna del GNMI i dos professors del BDBI; un, enginyer informàtic que treballa a l’Institut de Ciències de l’Espai i l'altre, bioquímic que actualment treballa en el sector privat.