Thomas Ponniah

Thomas Ponniah, Ph.D, was a Lecturer on Social Studies, Assistant Director of Studies, and Faculty Associate of the Project on Justice, Welfare and Economics at Harvard University from 2003-2011. He taught courses on modern social and political thought, the philosophy and methods of the social sciences, globalization and global justice. He is currently an affiliate of Harvard's David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

His rabble column offers commentary on contemporary social, political and cultural ideas, issues and events.

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Jun 27, 2012

Ensuring water access for all

As the failure of the Rio+20 summit confirms, access to water and sustainable development is being denied by neoliberal economic policies, expert-dominated bureaucracies and political parties.
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Jun 13, 2012

Debt, reparations and a new form of power

How do we move from economies of indebtedness towards sustainable and socially just development? Northern, neoliberal, funding regulations have not produced a financially solvent form of development.
Columnists
May 30, 2012

President Obama on same-sex marriage

Barack Obama's statement on same-sex marriage, made in an ABC interview on May 9 of this year, will provide a much-needed political boost to his campaign to retain the presidency.
Columnists
May 2, 2012

What is the post-colonial state?

In "The Post-Colonial State in the Era of Globalization," Tariq Amin-Khan argues that the post-colonial state is historically post-imperial but economically manacled by the empire's latest forms.
Columnists
Mar 21, 2012

Black in Latin America

Celebrating and honouring the formidable production, influence and resilience of Africa's descendants in the Americas, on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
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Mar 7, 2012

Ecologists, leftists and Rio+20

Substantial sectors of the environmental movement have moved to embrace the concerns of the left and many leftists have themselves begun to integrate an ecological framework.

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