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Helen Thompson

Helen Thompson

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Helen Thompson is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Cambridge, and the author of Oil and the Western Economic Crisis.

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  1. Whither Oil?
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    Whither Oil?

    Sep 30, 2020 Helen Thompson calls for a more realistic assessment of what it will take to phase out the fossil-fuel industry.

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    European Colonialism in Africa Is Alive

    Stelios Michalopoulos & Elias Papaioannou

    A proper reckoning with the past is long overdue for Europe's former colonial powers. But while toppling statues may be justified, it is more important for Europeans to understand how the political, economic, and social legacy of colonialism still operates today.

    trace the ongoing social, economic, and political consequences of the centuries-long exploitation of Africa.

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