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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?
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    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. op_michalopoulos1_The Print CollectorGetty Images_colonialafricamap The Print Collector/Getty Images
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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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