Post 10- Jihadi, Islamic Fundamentalists, & Feminism

Ziauddin Sardar and Merryl Wyn Davies are authors of The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam, which is an extremely useful book that provides information to students that are not well informed on the topic of ideologies and beliefs of various sects of Islam. In the 8th chapter of the book they introduce Islamic fundamentalists in regards … Continue reading Post 10- Jihadi, Islamic Fundamentalists, & Feminism


Post 8 – Muslims in Europe

In the 13th chapter of the book Islam, Europe’s Second Religion authors Sami Zemni and Christopher Parker discuss the “failure of integration” of Muslims in Europe. They define the concept of “failure of integration” as, “..the perceived failure of migrants/immigrants of non-European origin to integrate into host societies… the social construction of the migrant – … Continue reading Post 8 – Muslims in Europe

Post 6: The Opposing Views of Easterly & Sachs

All people have different views—and everyone is entitled to their own opinion. In Banerjee & Duflo’s book, Poor Economics, they discuss two opposing views regarding development aid. The first is William Easterly of New York University. Easterly explains that “the real problem of development…is not one of figuring out good policies: It is to sort … Continue reading Post 6: The Opposing Views of Easterly & Sachs

Post 5 -Microfinancing in Burkina Faso

From the beginning the innovation of microfinance has permitted poor people, typically excluded from the traditional banking system, to attain credit to develop microenterprises and build personal savings.  It has become a real means of lessening poverty by improving both peoples standard of living and their economic self-sufficiency. According to Kavita Kulkarni, the definition of … Continue reading Post 5 -Microfinancing in Burkina Faso

Post 4 : Democracy on the come up

  In November of 2015, Burkina Faso elected a new President, Roch Marc Christian Kabore’ and a new parliament. This was accomplished in a free and competitive election. This was made possible by cheetah Kabore’ and his ‘and his movement, People’s Movement for Progress. Kabore’ and his movement foiled a coup by ousted President Blaise Compare’ … Continue reading Post 4 : Democracy on the come up