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Environmentally friendly behavior is easy — tourists just need a ‘nudge’

  Simple cues reduce cognitive strain and provide a nudge — helping tourists to demonstrate environmentally conscious behavior, such as refusing a plastic bag By Tayyibah...

Fostering Innovation through Clustering of Universities in Mauritius

  Dhanjay Jhurry, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mauritius, Réduit, Mauritius In this article, Professor Dhanjay Jhurry, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mauritius (UoM), reviews Mauritius’ innovation shortfalls...

Anthropocene: human-made materials now weigh as much as all living biomass, say scientists

  Jan Zalasiewicz, Professor of Palaeobiology, University of Leicester and Mark Williams, Professor of Palaeobiology, University of Leicester   Our deficiencies have always driven us, even among...

Exploring the Indian Ocean as a rich archive of history – above and below the water line

  Isabel Hofmeyr, University of the Witwatersrand   Charne Lavery, University of Pretoria   On many beaches around the Indian Ocean, keen observers may spot bits of broken pottery....

EU Blacklisting: a catalyst for setting up a regulatory framework for the financing of political parties

  Raj Makoond, Program Director - Eclosia & Chairman of the Financial Services Institute In this paper, Raj Makoond reviews the limited legislative changes that have...

State of democracy in Africa: changing leaders doesn’t change politics

  Nic Cheeseman, University of Birmingham For the last few years the African political landscape has been dominated by high profile changes of leaders and governments....

« Fake News » : Pourquoi s’en soucier?

  Rabin Bhujun, Fondateur et Lead Consultant RelateInc.  Les « fake news » prennent de l’ampleur et leurs dégâts réels restent encore à mesurer. Elles ont...

COVID-19 and the Opportunity of a New Social Contract for Mauritius

  Roukaya Kasenally, Associate Professor in Media and Political Systems, University of Mauritius In her research on the Mauritian democratic system, Roukaya Kasenally highlights a system that...

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