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A Potential Shift in the Political Undertones of Professional Wrestling

A Potential Shift in the Political Undertones of Professional Wrestling

Jinder Mahal’s case could usher a paradigm shift for the pro-wrestling industry, but only time would tell how long this atypical political correctness shall last.

Multiculturalism at the Crossroads: Learning Beyond the West

Multiculturalism at the Crossroads: Learning Beyond the West

The goal of multiculturism is to improve on peace, tolerance, and respect across differences whether small or great no matter where one begins or where one is going.

Afro-pessimism, Fugitivity, and the Border to Social Death

Afro-pessimism, Fugitivity, and the Border to Social Death

Fugitivity might indeed function as a figure of thought that enables us to better appreciate fugitive practices of survival and resistance in the face of social death.

A Post/Decolonial Geography beyond ‘the Language of the Mouth’

A Post/Decolonial Geography beyond ‘the Language of the Mouth’

Nurturing a political and ethical consciousness attuned to people and relationships is an approach useful for navigating the entangled histories of colonialism.

EU-Morocco Negotiations on Migrations and the Decentring Agenda in EU Studies

EU-Morocco Negotiations on Migrations and the Decentring Agenda in EU Studies

Negotiations on migration are the locus of asymmetrical contestation between people and their free movement; an asymmetry that is constantly questioned and/or redefined.

‘Ungoverned Spaces?’ The Islamic State’s Challenge to (Post-)Westphalian ‘Order’

‘Ungoverned Spaces?’ The Islamic State’s Challenge to (Post-)Westphalian ‘Order’

To what extent can we maintain that the Westphalian ‘order’ is stable and lasting given the recurring evidence of the existence of ‘rogue,’ ‘weak,’ or ‘failed’ states?

Palestine in Britain: Sovereignty and Diplomacy After Balfour

Palestine in Britain: Sovereignty and Diplomacy After Balfour

Palestinians should move to express freedom and dignity through an extended notion of sovereignty that will not be mediated by statist diplomatic practices.

The #LondonIsOpen Campaign: Desecuritizing Brexit?

The #LondonIsOpen Campaign: Desecuritizing Brexit?

The #LondonIsOpen Campaign shows us that there is not just one viable model of Brexit and that alternative approaches exist and are being forged right now.

‘What Goes on in the Coffin’: Border Knowledges in North American Literature

‘What Goes on in the Coffin’: Border Knowledges in North American Literature

Indigenous knowledges are a vital pillar of the North American imaginary, yet highlight the processes of exclusion making them invisible to literature.

Informal Colonialism of Egyptology: The French Expedition to the Security State

Informal Colonialism of Egyptology: The French Expedition to the Security State

Western Egyptology offers Egyptian elites a legitimising ideological narrative of paternalist rule, thus the decolonisation of Egyptology is an imminently political act.

Russians as Terrorist Victims

Russians as Terrorist Victims

If we are ever to co-exist in peace and with mutual understanding with Russia, we could begin by signalling that Russian victims of terrorism are no less important than others.

Decentralisation in Ukraine: Pros, Cons, and Prospects

Decentralisation in Ukraine: Pros, Cons, and Prospects

Ukraine’s case is complicated by a civil conflict that has involved the direct intervention of a foreign power – Russia – and the more distant involvement of western powers.

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