The core theme of the series is ‘global connectivities’ and the implications and outcomes of global and transnational processes in history and in the contemporary world. The series aims to promote greater theoretical innovation and inter-disciplinarity in the academic study of global transformations. The understanding of globalization that it employs accords centrality to forms and processes of political, social, cultural and economic connectivity (and disconnectivity) and relations between the global and the local. The series’ editors see the multi-disciplinary exploration of ‘global connectivities’ as contributing, not only to an understanding of the nature and direction of current global and transnational transformations, but also to recasting the intellectual agenda of the social sciences.
The series aims to publish high quality work by leading and emerging scholars critically engaging with key issues in the study of global and transnational politics. It will comprise research monographs, edited collections and advanced textbooks for scholars, researchers, policy analysts, and students.
Series Editor: Sandra Halperin
Founding Series Editors: Sandra Halperin & Chris Rumford.
The Rise and Decline of Modern Democracy
Political Sociologies of the Cultural Encounter Essays on Borders, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalization
Critical Geopolitics and Regional (Re)Configurations Interregionalism and Transnationalism Between Latin America and Europe
Re-Living the Global City Global/Local Processes
Genocide, Geopolitics and Transnational Networks Con-textualising the destruction of the Unión Patriótica in Colombia
Human Rights and the Reinvention of Freedom
Glocalization A Critical Introduction
By Damien Kingsbury
April 07, 2023
The Rise and Decline of Modern Democracy assesses the rise of, subsequent political challenges to, and decline of, contemporary liberal democratic processes, in particular since the ‘third wave’ of democratization from the 1990s. Democracy is in global decline. Fewer countries are democratic and ...
By Debajyoti Biswas, Panos Eliopoulos, John C. Ryan
December 16, 2022
Global Perspectives on Nationalism takes an interdisciplinary approach informed by recent theorisations of nationalism to examine perennial questions on the topic. The idea of nationalism centres on questions of ethnicity, culture, religion, language, and access to resources. What determines ...
By Barrie Axford, Alistair Brisbourne, Sandra Halperin, Claudia Lueders
May 06, 2022
This book offers transdisciplinary scholarship which challenges the agendas of and markers around traditional social scientific fields. It builds on the belief that the study of major issues in the global cultural and political economies benefit from a perspective that rejects the limitations ...
By Barrie Axford
December 09, 2019
In this new work, Axford seeks to contribute to the development of global theory, particularly where it engages with the contested idea of globality; a concept which musters as consciousness, condition, framework, even system. By examining emergent globalities through the lens of world-making ...
By Heriberto Cairo, Breno Bringel
June 04, 2019
This book seeks to develop our understanding of the contemporary geopolitical reconfigurations of two regions of the world system with high cultural affinity and traditional close relations: Latin America and Europe. Relations between Latin America and Europe have been interpreted generally in ...
By Lea Müller-Funk
October 23, 2018
Diaspora politics is often expressed as an emancipating experience and can therefore give agency to migrants. Yet, rather than interpreting transnational political practices as globally liberal or cosmopolitan, Müller-Funk’s findings underline that diaspora politics is a highly diverse political ...
By Barrie Axford, Didem Buhari-Gulmez, Seckin Baris Gulmez
December 06, 2017
Over the last decade, anti-government demonstrations worldwide have brought together individuals and groups that were often assumed unlikely to unite for a common cause due to differences in ideological tendencies. They have particularly highlighted the role of youth, women, social media, and ...
By John Eade, Chris Rumford
November 22, 2017
Living the Global City (1996) was a landmark text in the field of Global Studies, offering an analysis of globalization and global/local processes by focussing on specific issues and themes which include community, culture, milieu, socioscapes and sociospheres, microglobalization, poverty, ...
By Andrei Gomez-Suarez
October 26, 2017
This volume seeks to uncover and discuss the links between genocide, geopolitics and transnational networks. By studying the destruction of the Union Patrotica (UP) in Colombia - a process usually regarded as one of the extreme by-products of the Colombian armed conflict- through the lens of ...
By Stefano Ruzza, Anja Jakobi, Charles Geisler
October 26, 2017
There is a sprawling scholarship on violence, crime, and corrupt state rule; yet few have interpreted these challenges as transformative at the global scale and as a potential source of alternative, non-state, legitimacy. This volume challenges "Westphalian conservativism" in a provocative yet ...
By Nick Stevenson
October 10, 2016
This volume seeks to propose a reinvention of freedom under contemporary conditions of globalization, cross-border mobility, and neo-liberal dominance. There are currently two predominant myths circulating about freedom. The first is that in a global age growing numbers of citizens are less ...
By Victor Roudometof
June 27, 2016
This book seeks to provide a critical introduction to the under-theorized concept of Glocalization. While the term has been slowly diffused into social-scientific vocabulary, to date, there is no book in circulation that specifically discusses this concept. Historically theorists have intertwined ...