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The ABC's of Human Survival: A Paradigm for Global Citizenship

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Book Series: Global Peace Studies ISSN: 19214030 ISBN: 9781897425688 9781897425695 Year: Pages: 281 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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The ABCs of Human Survival examines the effect of militant nationalism and the lawlessness of powerful states on the well-being of individuals and local communities―and the essential role of global citizenship within that dynamic. Based on the analysis of world events, Dr. Arthur Clark presents militant nationalism as a pathological pattern of thinking that threatens our security, while emphasizing effective democracy and international law as indispensable frameworks for human protection. Within the contexts of history, sociology, philosophy, and spirituality, The ABCs of Human Survival calls into question the assumptions of consumer culture and offers, as an alternative, strategies to improve overall well-being through the important choices we make as individuals.

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Book title: Energy Poverty and Vulnerability

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ISBN: 9781315231518 9781138294455 Year: Pages: 13 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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This book aims to provide a global perspective on energy poverty, with the aid of novel theoretical approaches that disturb entrenched scientific preconceptions and policy prescriptions. We are particularly interested in deepening existing conceptualizations&#xD;of the systemic drivers of energy poverty, by drawing attention to the&#xD;manner in which the condition is embedded in deeper forms and practices of social&#xD;exclusion and injustice. Starting from the fact that energy poverty is an inherently&#xD;spatial phenomenon – it is both experienced in and caused by the entanglement of&#xD;the socio-technical infrastructures of the home, while varying significantly across&#xD;cities, regions and nations – there is a strong focus on the geographic processes and&#xD;contingencies that underpin the emergence of this predicament. We draw together&#xD;the findings of original research conducted by leading experts from a wide range of&#xD;countries in order to capture the rapidly expanding corpus of scientific and policy&#xD;expertise on energy poverty. By furthering knowledge on the driving forces of the&#xD;condition, the book also produces policy-relevant insights that can aid decisionmaking&#xD;on how domestic energy deprivation can be ameliorated.

Chapter 3 Global migration governance, civil society and the paradoxes of sustainability (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Rethinking Globalizations ISBN: 9780367147266 Year: Pages: 18 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: History --- Migration
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Against the presentation of an asymmetric global governance, this article&#xD;analyzes the formation of global migration governance with its focus on the&#xD;politics of migration and development. It traces the marginalization of a&#xD;rights-based approach to migration and the streamlining of migration&#xD;governance into business-friendly migration management and a geopolitical&#xD;securitization agenda. It also reviews the trajectory towards factoring&#xD;migration into a global development policy discourse as formulated in the&#xD;UN 2030 Development Agenda. Specifically, it indicates that the inclusion of&#xD;migration into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) may promote&#xD;migrant workers’ rights because several of these invoke universal human&#xD;rights instruments, social protection and the observance of the ILO decent&#xD;work agenda. However, this will only be possible if civil society critically&#xD;engages powerful state and non-state actors in the process of monitoring the&#xD;SDGs’ implementation, and resists their streamlining into investment and free&#xD;trade neoliberal development regimes.

Chapter 1 Migration, civil society and global governance (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Rethinking Globalizations ISBN: 9780367147266 Year: Pages: 14 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sociology
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The current special issue examines the development of an emerging global&#xD;governance on migration and the spaces, roles, strategies and alliancemaking&#xD;of a composite transnational civil society engaged in issues of rights&#xD;and the protection of migrants and their families. This question is connected&#xD;with how different actors – the United Nations, international organizations,&#xD;governments and a wide variety of civil society organizations and regional&#xD;and global trade unions – perceive the root causes of migration, global&#xD;inequality and options for sustainable development. The contributions&#xD;included in the special issue interrogate from different perspectives the&#xD;positionality and capacity of civil society to influence the Global Forum for&#xD;Migration and Development. They examine the opportunities and challenges&#xD;faced by civil society in its endeavor to promote a rights-based approach&#xD;within international and intergovernmental fora engaged in setting up a&#xD;global compact for the management of migration and in other global policy&#xD;spaces.

The Aesthetics of Global Protest

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Book Series: Protest and Social Movements ISBN: 9789048544509 9789463724913 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.5117/9789463724913 Language: English
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Science (General) --- Information theory
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Protestors across the world use aesthetics in order to communicate their ideas and ensure their voices are heard. This book looks at protest aesthetics, which we consider to be the visual and performative elements of protest, such as images, symbols, graffiti, art, as well as the choreography of protest actions in public spaces. Through the use of social media, protestors have been able to create an alternative space for people to engage with politics that is more inclusive and participatory than traditional politics. This volume focuses on the role of visual culture in a highly mediated environment and draws on case studies from Europe, Thailand, South Africa, USA, Argentina, and the Middle East in order to demonstrate how protestors use aesthetics to communicate their demands and ideas. It examines how digital media is harnessed by protestors and argues that all protest aesthetics are performative and communicative.&#xD;

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Empire of Liberty

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ISBN: 9783110657746 9783110653748 9783110653649 Year: Pages: 580 DOI: 10.1515/9783110657746 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History --- Political Science
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M. Michaela Hampf analyzes American history from the end of the Civil War to the epochal year 1898. She argues that the rise of the United States to become an imperial power had already begun in the years following 1865. The study takes new methodical approaches to explain America’s special path, drawing upon the theory of path-dependency.

Subjectivation et désubjectivation : Penser le sujet dans la globalisation

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ISBN: 9782735122905 DOI: 10.4000/books.editionsmsh.9831 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de la Maison des sciences de l’homme
Subject: Philosophy
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À partir des concepts de subjectivation et de désubjectivation mobilisés par Michel Wieviorka et les sociologues de l’action, ce livre développe une réflexion sur les processus de subjectivation dans le contexte historique de la globalisation, du pluralisme culturel et identitaire, d’inégalités croissantes et de vulnérabilité. Cet ouvrage traite de ces enjeux contemporains en se basant sur l’analyse d’expériences et de débats aussi bien français qu’internationaux. Il sera ici question de violence, de l’État social, de multiculturalisme, des droits, d’émancipation ou encore de démocratie, en partant des dynamiques à travers lesquelles se construisent les acteurs. S’appuyant sur des études empiriques portant sur des objets d’une grande diversité, les auteurs analysent la capacité des individus à garder un rapport à soi et à rester acteurs malgré les tumultes sociaux, économiques, politiques et culturels parfois violents de la société globale.

Imagining the Global: Transnational Media and Popular Culture Beyond East and West

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ISBN: 9780472072439 9780472052431 9780472900152 9780472120796 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Subject: Anthropology
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Based on a series of case studies of globally distributed media and their reception in different parts of the world, Imagining the Global reflects on what contemporary global culture can teach us about transnational cultural dynamics in the 21st century. A focused multisited cultural analysis that reflects on the symbiotic relationship between the local, the national, and the global, it also explores how individuals’ consumption of global media shapes their imagination of both faraway places and their own local lives. Chosen for their continuing influence, historical relationships, and different geopolitical positions, the case sites of France, Japan, and the United States provide opportunities to move beyond common dichotomies between East and West, or United States and “the rest.” From a theoretical point of view, Imagining the Global endeavors to answer the question of how one locale can help us understand another locale. Drawing from a wealth of primary sources—several years of fieldwork; extensive participant observation; more than 80 formal interviews with some 160 media consumers (and occasionally producers) in France, Japan, and the United States; and analyses of media in different languages—author Fabienne Darling-Wolf considers how global culture intersects with other significant identity factors, including gender, race, class, and geography. Imagining the Global investigates who gets to participate in and who gets excluded from global media representation, as well as how and why the distinction matters.

Global Commons im 20. Jahrhundert. Entwürfe für eine globale Welt

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Book Series: Jahrbuch für Europäische Geschichte / European History Yearbook ISSN: 2190-1236 ISBN: 9783110278149 9783110396713 Year: Volume: 15 Pages: x, 224 DOI: 10.1515/9783110278149 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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With its international perspective and by situating itself “beyond the market and state,” this volume promises to generate many new insights for readers. Space and territorialization, global integration and statehood, law and international organizations – these dimensions of the global commons enrich our perspectives on the Cold War, decolonization, and North-South conflicts.

Globalization and the City

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ISBN: 9783902811967 9783903122239 Year: Language: English
Publisher: innsbruck university press
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Die Welt ist heute viel weniger ein globales Dorf als eine globale Stadt, eine „global city“. Dieses weltumspannende Netzwerk multidimensionaler urbaner Räume der Verdichtung steht dabei in einem wechselseitigen Verhältnis zu Globalisierung: es gestaltet sie zugleich, wie sie auch durch sie beständig mitgestaltet wird. Aber die Bedeutung von Städten ist alles andere als neu. Weltweit waren sie entscheidend für Kultur und Zivilisation, sie erlaubten eine Zentralisierung von Macht und Wissen un...

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