Critical Global Problems: Policy & Process

Toward Fortress Capitalism: The Restrictive Transformation of Migration and Border Regimes As a Reaction To the Capitalist Multicrisis – Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie – article

Toward Fortress Capitalism: The Restrictive Transformation of Migration and Border Regimes As a Reaction To the Capitalist Multicrisis Fabian Georgi | Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie 2019-11-19 The article develops the concept of “fortress capitalism.” The concept has two dimensions. First, it describes those elements within today’s migration and border regimes that aim …

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The Relation Between Inequality and Intergenerational Class Mobility in 39 Countries – American Sociological Review – article

The Relation Between Inequality and Intergenerational Class Mobility in 39 Countries Florian R. Hertel, Olaf Groh-Samberg | American Sociological Review 2019-11-19 We study the relationship between inter-class inequality and intergenerational class mobility across 39 countries. Previous research on the relationship between economic inequality and class mobility remains inconclusive, as studies have confounded intra- with between-class …

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Institutional Choice and Targeted Killing: A Comparative Perspective – SSRN Electronic Journal – article

Institutional Choice and Targeted Killing: A Comparative Perspective Elad Gil | SSRN Electronic Journal 2019-11-12 For over a decade, the use of targeted killing has been one of the most controversial issues in counterterrorism policy and law. One longstanding debate over this tactic concerns the allocation of decision-making and oversight authority among the branches of …

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The Long ’68: African Anticolonialism and the Emergence of a World University System – Cultural Politics – article

The Long ’68: African Anticolonialism and the Emergence of a World University System Isaac Kamola | Cultural Politics 2019-11-12 “The decade-long revolution known as May ’68 is commonly framed as a political protest radiating out from European and North American universities. However, much is gained by instead viewing May ’68 within the context of both …

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Democracy’s Pin Factory: Issue Specialization, the Division of Cognitive Labor, and Epistemic Performance – American Journal of Political Science – article

Democracy’s Pin Factory: Issue Specialization, the Division of Cognitive Labor, and Epistemic Performance Kevin J. Elliott | American Journal of Political Science 2019-11-19 This article describes how issue specialization through deliberative institutions called “issue publics” can improve the quality of democratic decision making. Issue specialization improves decisions by instantiating a cognitive division of labor among …

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Decoupling and Teaming Up: The Rise and Proliferation of Transnational Municipal Networks in the Field of Migration – International Migration Review – article

Decoupling and Teaming Up: The Rise and Proliferation of Transnational Municipal Networks in the Field of Migration Barbara Oomen | International Migration Review 2019-11-19 Cities claim an ever-larger role in migration governance, often by means of progressive policies that “decouple” the local from the national. The literature on this “local turn” has generally failed to …

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Transnational Connectivity and the Affective Paradoxes of Digital Care Labour: Exploring How Young Refugees Technologically Mediate Co-Presence – European Journal of Communication – article

Transnational Connectivity and the Affective Paradoxes of Digital Care Labour: Exploring How Young Refugees Technologically Mediate Co-Presence Koen Leurs | European Journal of Communication 2019-11-19 Digital migration scholarship has foregrounded how migrants (refugees, forced migrants, expatriates among others) use smartphones and social media to technologically mediate co-presence with loved ones and friends abroad. Aural, visual …

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‘#Refugees Can Be Entrepreneurs Too!’ Humanitarianism, Race, and the Marketing of Syrian Refugees – Review of International Studies – article

‘#Refugees Can Be Entrepreneurs Too!’ Humanitarianism, Race, and the Marketing of Syrian Refugees Lewis Turner | Review of International Studies 2019-11-19 In the context of a greater focus on the politics of migration, the ‘refugee entrepreneur’ has become an increasingly important figure in humanitarian, media, and academic portrayals of refugees. Through a focus on Jordan’s …

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Against the Political Use of Religious Exemptions – Philosophy & Public Affairs – article

Against the Political Use of Religious Exemptions Brian Hutler | Philosophy & Public Affairs 2019-11-19 Many religious freedom laws—such as tlie First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)—provide exemptions for persons or groups whose religious practices are restricted by laws or policies. These laws are designed to reflect die traditional …

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How Labor Market Inequality Transforms Mass Politics – Political Science Research and Methods – article

How Labor Market Inequality Transforms Mass Politics Silja Häusermann, Achim Kemmerling, David Rueda | Political Science Research and Methods 2019-11-19 Why do left parties lose vote shares in times of economic crisis and hardship? Why do right-wing governments implement seemingly left-wing policies, such as labor market activation? Why is representation becoming more and more unequal? …

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