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ThirdWorlds


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THIRDWORLDS will focus on the political economy, development and cultures of those parts of the world that have experienced the most political, social, and economic upheaval, and which have faced the greatest challenges of the postcolonial world under globalisation: poverty, displacement and diaspora, environmental degradation, human and civil rights abuses, war, hunger, and disease.

THIRDWORLDS serves as a signifier of oppositional emerging economies and cultures ranging from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and even those ‘Souths’ within a larger perceived North, such as the U.S. South and Mediterranean Europe. The study of these otherwise disparate and discontinuous areas, known collectively as the Global South, demonstrates that as globalisation pervades the planet, the south, as a synonym for subalterity, also transcends geographical and ideological frontiers.

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Citizen Aid and Everyday Humanitarianism Development Futures?

Citizen Aid and Everyday Humanitarianism: Development Futures?

1st Edition

Anne Meike Fechter, Anke Schwittay
September 21, 2020

Citizen Aid and Everyday Humanitarianism brings together, under the umbrella terms of citizen aid and grassroots humanitarianism, interdisciplinary research on small-scale, privately-funded forms of aid that operate on the margins of the official development sector. The last decade has seen a ...

Rising Powers and State Transformation

Rising Powers and State Transformation

1st Edition

Shahar Hameiri, Lee Jones, John Heathershaw
January 28, 2020

Rising Powers and State Transformation advances the concept of ‘state transformation’ as a useful lens through which to examine rising power states’ foreign policymaking and implementation, with chapters dedicated to China, Russia, India, Brazil, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The volume breaks with ...

Beyond the Gatekeeper State

Beyond the Gatekeeper State

1st Edition

Sara Rich Dorman
July 01, 2020

Beyond the Gatekeeper State explores the dynamic changes occurring within and between African states, and the international system since the turn of the century. Frederick Cooper’s model of ‘gatekeeper states’ – shaped as much by their international links as by their domestic practices – provides ...

Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development A Critical and Reflexive Approach

Hybridity in Peacebuilding and Development: A Critical and Reflexive Approach

1st Edition

Lia Kent, Miranda Forsyth, Sinclair Dinnen, Joanne Wallis, Srinjoy Bose
December 11, 2018

The concept of hybridity highlights complex processes of interaction and transformation between different institutional and social forms, and normative systems. It has been used in numerous ways to generate important analytical and methodological insights into peacebuilding and development. Its ...

Property Rights and Governance in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining Critical Approaches

Property Rights and Governance in Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Critical Approaches

1st Edition

Chris Huggins
August 20, 2019

Disputes and dispossession of property rights in the mining sector are causes of injustice, violence, and forced resettlement around the world. This comprehensive volume examines mining, particularly what is often called ‘Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining’, from a perspective of governance and ...

Affectedness And Participation In International Institutions

Affectedness And Participation In International Institutions

1st Edition

Jan Sändig, Jochen von Bernstorff, Andreas Hasenclever
December 03, 2019

Affectedness and Participation in International Institutions looks at the growing involvement of affected persons in global politics, such as young climate activists, indigenous movements, and persons affected by HIV/AIDS. Since the early 2000s, international organisations within various ...

Post-conflict Reconstruction and Local Government

Post-conflict Reconstruction and Local Government

1st Edition

Paul Jackson, Gareth Wall
October 01, 2019

The subject of local government and post-conflict reconstruction sits at the intersection of several interrelated research areas, notably conflict/peacebuilding, governance, and political economy. This volume addresses a gap in the academic literature: whilst decentralisation is frequently included...

Violence and the Third World in International Relations

Violence and the Third World in International Relations

1st Edition

Randolph B. Persaud, Narendran Kumarakulasingam
December 03, 2019

Violence and the Third World in International Relations is intended as a contribution to the decolonization of international relations, and especially of international security studies, much of which is dominated by a self-sustaining Eurocentrism. Rather than focusing on the motivations of ...

Gendering Security and Insecurity Post/Neocolonial Security Logics and Feminist Interventions

Gendering Security and Insecurity: Post/Neocolonial Security Logics and Feminist Interventions

1st Edition

Navtej K. Purewal, Sophia Dingli
May 29, 2019

Security studies and international relations have conventionally relegated gendered analysis to the margins of academic concern, most commonly through the ‘women in’ or ‘women and’ politics and IR discourse. This comprehensive volume contributes to debates which seek to move feminist scholarship ...

Innovations in 'Sport for Development and Peace' Research

Innovations in 'Sport for Development and Peace' Research

1st Edition

Megan Chawansky, Lyndsay Hayhurst, Mary G. McDonald, Cathy van Ingen
December 13, 2018

Transnational organizations and practitioners who use sport for international development often position sport as a unique option for tackling development challenges. While sport can be a tool for social change, the authors in this collection bring a critical eye to this assumption and offer new ...

The Agency of the Governed in the Global South Normative and Institutional Change

The Agency of the Governed in the Global South: Normative and Institutional Change

1st Edition

Anke Draude
December 13, 2018

Research on global norm diffusion and institutional transfer has often neglected the agency of the governed. This collection argues that limited statehood – the lack of state capacities in most parts of the global South – provides opportunities for the governed to raise their voices and be listened...

Converging Social Justice Issues and Movements

Converging Social Justice Issues and Movements

1st Edition

Tsegaye Moreda, Saturnino M. Borras Jr., Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Zoe W. Brent
December 03, 2019

Converging Social Justice Issues and Movements argues that multiple contemporary converging crises have significantly altered the context for and object of political contestations around agrarian, climate, environmental and food justice issues. This shift affects alliances, collaboration and ...

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