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Affluence, Anti-Consumerism, and the Politics of Consumption  

Kim Humphery

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Dec 2019
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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

Climate Change and Migration Crisis in Africa  

Caroline Zickgraf

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Feb 2019
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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

Economic Globalization and Social Movements in Latin America  

Paul Almeida and Amalia Pérez Martín

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Jul 2020
Economic globalization in Latin America over the past four decades has resulted in some of the largest mass mobilizations in the region and has influenced electoral outcomes. This chapter ... More

Forced Displacement and Globalization in Latin America: Causal Factors, Policies, and Perspectives  

Pablo Emilio Angarita-Cañas

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Jul 2020
Forced displacement in Latin America has dramatically increased in the twenty-first century. The vast majority of forced displacements in 2016 took place in high-risk zones characterized by ... More

How Politics and Institutions Shape Poverty and Inequality  

David Brady, Agnes Blome, and Hanna Kleider

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article explores the influence of politics and institutions on poverty and inequality. It first considers the general contention that poverty is shaped by the combination of power ... More

Poor People’s Politics  

Frances Fox Piven and Lorraine C. Minnite

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines how political action by poor people can influence public policy. It begins with a critique of theories about poverty policy development for the poor as well as the ... More

Privacy From Your Mobile Devices?: Algorithmic Accountability, Surveillance Capitalism, and the Accumulation of Personal Data  

Tim Dwyer

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Apr 2020
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Apr 2020
In a post-Snowden world people tend to be more aware that they are living in times of intensified surveillance and diminishing privacy. There is a widespread assumption that populations are ... More

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