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  • The reality of climate change

    The reality of climate change

    Many Dutch politicians still consider climate change a long-term issue, but obviously it has become a here and now reality. To become ecologically minded involves putting the environment first and ourselves second – accepting our place in nature.
  • There is light at the end of the economic tunnel

    There is light at the end of the economic tunnel

    New kinds of businesses, part of a so-called ‘purpose economy’, are taking root everywhere. Their success is improving the well-being of people, their community and the planet. Perhaps surprisingly, they can also help to heal and prevent crime.
  • Respecting the Rights of Mother Earth

    Respecting the Rights of Mother Earth

    While various problems threaten us these days, we might forget that the worldwide ecological issue remains. It is only by taking the Rights of Mother Earth seriously that this problem can be structurally solved.
  • Exploiting shale gas: a risky gamble

    Exploiting shale gas: a risky gamble

    The Dutch Minister for Economic Affairs publicly stated in August that he – contrary to many protests – is in favour of this exploitation. His economic short-term thinking seems ignorant of the real scope of the risks involved.
  • A cure for criminal corporations?

    A cure for criminal corporations?

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    Studies suggest there is little economic value in getting more women on corporate boards. From a criminological viewpoint, there may be good reasons for gender diversity.
  • The abandoned Christmas trees

    The abandoned Christmas trees

    Around New Year many Christmas trees are dumped on the pavement or in the park. This is probably not a crime as such, but it is evidence of a terrible mentality and it shows a profound disrespect for nature.
  • It is not about the economy

    It is not about the economy

    The EU, and in particular the Eurozone, is facing a political, economic and monetary crisis. Many people are asking the question why some states were allowed to join the Union in the first place.
  • Law and the City

    Law and the City

    It is an increasing challenge for universities to combine an emphasis on global research excellence with a contribution to the development of their host cities’ local economy. But there is more to this than meets the eye.