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Review – The Global Trajectories of Queerness

Review – The Global Trajectories of Queerness

A must read text for anyone teaching gender studies who is seeking to diversify their accounts of queer theory, gender and sexuality from cross-cultural perspectives.

Review – The Arab World and Latin America

Review – The Arab World and Latin America

Although there is a certain level of dissonance and inconsistency between chapters, both policymakers and academics are likely to find valuable insights in this volume.

The IMF and American Power

The IMF and American Power

The IMF is ‘in trouble’ because it does not represent a place for collective action nor of universality. Rather, it constitutes an executive agent of American power and its global projections vis-à-vis other economies.

Not quite the end of the Third World?

Not quite the end of the Third World?

One of the few things to catch the imagination out of last December’s UN climate conference in Copenhagen certainly was Tuvalu, standing up to make a desperate plea for its continuing existence. But despite Clive Hamilton’s claim that this marks the ‘tectonics plates’ shifting and a rift emerging within the Third World, it is more likely that Tuvalu’s actions will come to be little more than a wistful memory.

The End of the Third World

The End of the Third World

For half a century, the Third World remained united in the face of a common threat, the influence of the United States and, to a lesser extent, the Soviet Union. But for least developed countries a greater enemy has now emerged, the threat to their survival posed by global warming, and they are no longer willing to subsume their demand that all the world’s polluters curb their activities beneath the imperative of maintaining the appearance of G77 unity.

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