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Philipp Lepenies

Philipp Lepenies

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Philipp Lepenies is a visiting professor in political science at the Free University of Berlin.

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  1. Why GDP?
    lepenies1_2_Jie Zhao_Corbis_Getty Images_factory workers Jie Zhao/Corbis/Getty Images

    Why GDP?

    Aug 16, 2016 Philipp Lepenies traces the indicator's utility and persistence to political realities, not economic considerations.

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  1. myanmar explosion Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    Myanmar Explodes

    After a gradual decade-long democratization process, Myanmar’s military seized power again in February and is waging a ruthless crackdown against unarmed civilian protesters. A major escalation of the ongoing turmoil – civil war is a growing possibility – would have implications far beyond the country’s borders.

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