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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

Afghan Experiences of Displacement  

Ruchira Ganguly-Scrase

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Feb 2019
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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 homes ... More

Al-Nahda’s Local Test: Compromise, Institutionalization, and Generational Dislocation  

Olfa Lamloum

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Dec 2020
After some 10 years in power and more than two years in control of several municipalities, the previously banned Tunisian Islamist party al-Nahda has had a unique trajectory as a Sunni ... 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

Arming the Americas  

Katherine Aguirre and Robert Muggah

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Oct 2020
American countries and cities are among the world’s most prone to gun-related violence. In 2017, the regional homicide rate hovered at 17.2 per 100,000 people, as compared to a global ... 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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Feb 2019
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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

Border Violence in Latin America: An Expression of Complementary Asymmetries  

Fernando Carrión-Mena and Markus Gottsbacher

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Aug 2020
Violence across borders has experienced a global transformation as a consequence of regional integration, especially in border regions where the presence of global crime networks ... More

Central American Refugees Reveal the Crisis of the State  

Leisy J. Abrego

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Feb 2019
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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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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

Climate-Migration Responses in the Pacific Region  

Celia McMichael, Carol Farbotko, and Karen E. McNamara

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Feb 2019
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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

A Cognitive Arab Uprising?: Paradigm Shifts in Arab Social Sciences  

Sari Hanafi

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Jan 2021
This chapter is a synthetical one, drawing on previous work on knowledge production in the Arab world in the last decade. It will contribute to the debate about how scholarship in the Arab ... More

Colonialism in the Region: Foundations, Legacies, and Continuities  

Mark LeVine

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Dec 2020
This chapter offers a decolonial historical sociology of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), one focused on the ongoing coloniality of power as a core discourse of governance across ... More

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

John R. Campbell

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Feb 2019
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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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Feb 2019
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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 National ... More

The Crisis of Gulf Migration  

S. Irudaya Rajan

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Feb 2019
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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

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