Philippa Garson

  • Analysis

    Outflanking the war on drugs?

    1 March 2016
    It’s widely acknowledged that the “war on drugs” has failed. A militarised approach based on prohibition and incarceration has stoked staggering levels of violence and...
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    When shit happens

    8 February 2016
    Everyone defecates, but ‘how’ and ‘where’ are questions that highlight class, gender and cultural differences between us. While Westernised habits of wiping with toilet paper...
  • Analysis

    Will climate change = more disease?

    6 November 2015
    Climate change is having a profound impact on animal habitats, but what disease risk does this pose for humans? Scientists estimate that almost 75 percent...
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    Climate change = more conflict?

    20 October 2015
    Scientists may not see Mad Max-style “water wars” ahead, but they nevertheless see strong relationships between conflict and climate change. Whether dramatic changes in weather...