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Affluence, Anti-Consumerism, and the Politics of Consumption  

Kim Humphery

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Dec 2018
This chapter explores “anti-consumerist” critique and practice as articulated in a range of Western nations over the last two decades. It surveys the rise of a twenty-first-century ... More

Afghan Experiences of Displacement  

Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase

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Oct 2018
This chapter focuses on research among internally displaced Afghan communities who had fled to Pakistan over the protracted periods of conflict and were then unable to return to their ... More

The Anthropocene Thesis  

Simon Dalby

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
The theme of the Anthropocene raises fundamental questions for how world politics is now to be understood. Geopolitics can now no longer take the context of the human drama for granted; ... More

Art and the Cultural Transmission of Globalization  

Linda Williams

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
This chapter assesses how from early modernity to the present day, art has been a significant agent in the cultural transmission of globalization. It is a cultural legacy, however, that ... More

Australia and People Seeking Asylum who arrive by Boat  

Caroline Fleay

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Sep 2018
Throughout the past forty years various leaders from both major political parties in Australia have categorized the arrival by boat of people seeking asylum as a “crisis” and the people ... More

Central American Refugees Reveal the Crisis of the State  

Leisy J. Abrego

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Sep 2018
This chapter analyzes President Obama and his Administration’s construction of Central American migrants as a crisis. Based on a close reading of letters to Congress, governmental Fact ... More

Charisma and the Radical Right  

Roger Eatwell

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
Although the concept of “charismatic” leaders is commonplace in political discourse, many academics hold that the notion is vague and these leaders’ alleged appeal to voters untestable. ... More

Citizenship  

Hans Schattle

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
This chapter explores citizenship as an interdisciplinary concept of central interest in the field of global studies. The chapter outlines the general concept of citizenship and discusses ... More

Civil Society  

Karen Buckley

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
For all its myriad debates, interpretations, and discussions, research on detailing and imagining civil society, global civil society, and associated social relations is constrained in how ... More

Climate Change  

Clive Hamilton

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
Greenhouse gases emitted anywhere affect people everywhere, and they will do so for a very long time. Progress on an international response to climate change has been bedeviled by ethical, ... More

Climate Change and Migration Crisis in Africa  

Caroline Zickgraf

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Oct 2018
The conventional narrative on the crisis of climate change and its links to migration sees the physical impacts of climate change—such as sea-level rise, drought, soil salinization, and ... More

Climate-Migration Responses in the Pacific Region  

Celia McMichael, Carol Farbotko, and Karen E. McNamara

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Sep 2018
There is widespread understanding that migration can represent an adaptive response to emerging and realized climate threats. However, the concept of “migration as adaptation” positions ... More

Conflicting Perspectives on the “Migrant Crisis” in the Horn of Africa  

John R. Campbell

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Sep 2018
In sharp contrast to the sense of a “migrant crisis” which prevails in Europe, nation states in the Horn of Africa understand migration, including state-induced population displacement, as ... More

The Criminalization of Migration in Canada and its Unintended Policy Consequences  

Idil Atak

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Sep 2018
This chapter examines the criminalization of asylum seekers arriving irregularly into Canada and the human rights implications of this process, in particular the Designated Foreign ... More

The Crisis of Gulf Migration  

S. Irudaya Rajan

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Oct 2018
The discovery of oil in Gulf countries significantly influenced international migration of workers to the Gulf region as these countries required human resources from other countries to ... More

Decolonization, Nation Building, and Migration Crises in Southeast Asia  

Ulbe Bosma

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Sep 2018
This chapter explores the mechanisms and underlying socioeconomic causes of the forced migrations that attended the decolonization of Southeast Asia. It is argued that these migrations ... More

Decolonizing Global Studies  

Eve Darian-Smith

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
This chapter argues for the need to decolonize global studies, particularly as it is emerging as a new field of inquiry in the Global North. This entails decolonizing the basic building ... More

Democracy  

Jan Aart Scholte

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
This chapter explores democracy as a key normative challenge for global research and global action. It asks how “people’s power” can and should be conceived and practiced in respect of ... More

Digital Connectivity  

Tania Lewis

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
Digital connectivity has become central to the daily lives of billions of people throughout the world. This chapter employs the growing digitization of food as a way of grounding and ... More

East Asian Exceptionalism to Western Populism and Migration Crisis  

John Lie

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Oct 2018
In the 2010s, the world is seemingly awash with waves of populism and anti-immigration movements. Yet virtually all discussions, owing to the prevailing Eurocentric perspective, bypass ... More

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