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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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War Economies and Post-war Crime

War Economies and Post-war Crime

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Sabine Kurtenbach, Angelika Rettberg
September 05, 2019

Even when armed conflicts formally end, the transition to peace is not clear-cut. This comprehensive volume explores the mounting evidence which suggests that it is rather ‘unlikely to see a clean break from violence to consent, from theft to production, from repression to democracy, or from...

Post-conflict Reconstruction and Local Government

Post-conflict Reconstruction and Local Government

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Paul Jackson, Gareth Wall
August 30, 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...

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

Forthcoming

Chris Huggins
June 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 rights...

Developmental States beyond East Asia

Developmental States beyond East Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Jewellord T. Nem Singh, Jesse Salah Ovadia
June 11, 2019

This comprehensive volume reviews recent scholarship regarding the role of the state in economic development. With a wide range of case studies of both successful and failed state-led development, the authors push the analysis of the developmental state beyond its original limitations and into the...

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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Navtej K. Purewal, Sophia Dingli
June 06, 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...

Fragility, Aid, and State-building: Understanding Diverse Trajectories

Fragility, Aid, and State-building: Understanding Diverse Trajectories

1st Edition

Rachel M Gisselquist
May 14, 2019

Fragile states pose major development and security challenges. Considerable international resources are therefore devoted to state-building and institutional strengthening in fragile states, with generally mixed results. This volume explores how unpacking the concept of fragility and studying its...

Global Debt Dynamics: Crises, Lessons, Governance

Global Debt Dynamics: Crises, Lessons, Governance

1st Edition

Andreas Antoniades, Ugo Panizza
January 29, 2019

This comprehensive volume explores debt dynamics and the intensification of debt crises across the globe, bringing together several recent but underexplored debt crises from different regional and socioeconomic contexts. Using detailed case studies, the authors recast the perils of debt-based...

Urban Spaces and Lifestyles in Central Asia and Beyond

Urban Spaces and Lifestyles in Central Asia and Beyond

1st Edition

Philipp Schröder
January 17, 2019

This volume contributes new insights to the scientific debate on post-Socialist urbanities. Based on ethnographic research in cities of Central Asia, the Caucasus and Russia, its contributions scrutinise the social production of diverse public, parochial and private spaces in conjunction with...

Class Dynamics of Development

Class Dynamics of Development

1st Edition

Jonathan Pattenden, Liam Campling, Satoshi Miyamura, Benjamin Selwyn
January 17, 2019

This book argues that class relations are constitutive of development processes and central to understanding inequality within and between countries. It does so via a transdisciplinary approach that draws on case studies from Asia, Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa. Contributors illustrate and...

The International Politics of Ebola

The International Politics of Ebola

1st Edition

Anne Roemer-Mahler, Simon Rushton
January 14, 2019

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease that gripped Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone through much of 2014 and 2015 was undoubtedly a health emergency, yet it was also a global political event. This book examines the international politics of the Ebola outbreak in all of its dimensions, critically...

The Power of Human Rights/The Human Rights of Power

The Power of Human Rights/The Human Rights of Power

1st Edition

Louiza Odysseos, Anna Selmeczi
January 11, 2019

The contributions to this volume eschew the long-held approach of either dismissing human rights as politically compromised or glorifying them as a priori progressive in enabling resistance. Drawing on plural social theoretic and philosophical literatures – and a multiplicity of empirical domains –...

The 'Local Turn' in Peacebuilding: The Liberal Peace Challenged

The 'Local Turn' in Peacebuilding: The Liberal Peace Challenged

1st Edition

Joakim Ojendal, Isabell Schierenbeck, Caroline Hughes
December 19, 2018

Contemporary practices of international peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction are often unsatisfactory. There is now a growing awareness of the significance of local governments and local communitites as an intergrated part of peacebuilding in order to improve quality and enhance precision...

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