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Spotlight on Chapter 7 Good Jobs for All?

This excerpt from Chapter 7 summarizes the impacts of globalization and technology on labor markets: It is hard to see clear evidence of the ‘end of work’ in the official statistics as yet.  Figure 1 plots the employment-population rate for those aged 15-74 in 2014...

Spotlight on Chapter 16 Religions and social progress

This excerpt from Chapter 16 (Religions and social progress: Critical assessments and creative partnerships) summarizes the complex relation between religions and social progress: Religious communities can be spaces of valued solidarity and mutual esteem, partners in...

“Mohammed, Tarik, Esra” by Pelin Tan

Op-Ed by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pelin Tan, Sociologist                                                         Lead-Author of “Towards the Urban Society” – International Panel on Social Progress – Turkey A 17 year old Syrian refugee named Mohammed follows me to my...

Islam and the West, by Akeel Bilgrami

This text is drawn from a longer speech given at the World Public Forum on ‘the dialogue between civilisations and the idea of a world order’. We speak much today of Islam, indeed do so obsessively, and we speak of its relations to the West, and when we do, we do so...