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Prosperity, Security, Stability

These are anxious times. Much that we take for granted in the way the world is ordered is in flux. The brief moment when scholars talked confidently of the ‘End of History’ has passed. Change is no longer an option, … Continue reading

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Mining in the twenty first century

Published in Rio Tinto’s Review magazine, in February 2008. Mining coastal dunes for mineral sands is one of the most environmentally controversial of all forms of mining as the public furores over Saint Lucia and Madagascar make clear.  Yet, as can … Continue reading

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Sustainable development – a short history of a big idea

Published by Natural England (then English Nature) in June 2003. Sustainable development is a concept with a huge capacity to induce definitional constipation. Any discussion of it can be brought to an immediate halt by someone in the room asking … Continue reading

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