In response to a piece by David Beaumont, Rowan Lubbock reflects on the political economy of the current pandemic and the role of politics, capital and struggle in shaping a possible post-COVID-19 world.
Angus McNelly’s newest publication analyses how the insertion of Bolivia into the global market as a primary commodity producer has revealed the internal social struggles over economic development in Bolivia under Evo Morales.
Toby Greene’s newest publication reflects on how a civilizationist version of European identity – increasingly invoked on the radical right – frames Europe as representing ‘Judeo-Christian’ values in opposition to non-European cultures, especially Islam.
Elke Schwarz reflects on the ethics of autonomous weapons since the Korean War.
Sophie Harman writes in The Lancet about the power of story-telling in global health.
Congratulations to Dr Rachel Humphris on being shortlisted for a British Sociological Association Abrams Memorial Prize for her book, Home-Land: Romanian Roma, Domestic Spaces and the State.
In this new article, Michael Magcamit investigates how a small power re-evaluates its foreign policy and strategic behaviour using neoclassical realism theory. In particular, Magcamit examines President Rodrigo Duterte’s method which is characterized by four key elements: cultivating a more favourable image for China; moderating the country’s American-influenced strategic culture; mobilizing state-society relations supportive of ‘Sinicization’; and reorienting the country’s Western-based institutions to better accommodate Chinese pressures and incentives.
Ray Kiely’s new book examines the rise of conservative movements, and above all ideas, which in some respects challenge, but also possibly reinforce, neoliberal globalization. These include challenges to liberal cosmopolitanism, multiculturalism, migration, and free trade, political correctness and the so-called liberal metropolitan elite.
Toby Greene spoke to Pakistani news channel Indus news about the European reaction to the Trump proposal on the Israeli-Palestinian question.
In his new International Politics article, Michael Magcamit asks whether Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s desire for constitutional change is precipitated mainly by the resurgence of Japanese nationalist sentiments as what many of his critics claim, or if there are genuinely rational justifications for revising the country’s 72-year old Constitution. And if so, why has it been so elusive for many Japanese leaders?