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Elam, J. Daniel

Anticolonialism in the twentieth and twenty-first century refers to two interconnected concepts: a historical event and a critical analytic...

Schmidt, Steven

Latin American dependency theory is a strand of political-economic thought that developed out of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) shortly after World War II…

Shepard, Mathilda

Network Power refers to the power exercised by some social actors over others via rules of inclusion and coordination within networks...

Morales-Franceschini, Eric

“Liberation theology” was the name given to a species of theology that emerged in late 1960s and early 1970s Latin America. It called for a radical reassessment of theology, pastoral works, and the Catholic Church itself....

Shepard, Mathilda

Private military force has played a central role in the long history of human warfare...

Rabke, Sarah

‘Minor Transnationalism’ offers us a conceptual framework for aggregating numerous movements, groups, and discourses that, whether local, regional, or multinational...

Ancic, Ivana

The 1961 Non-Aligned Conference in Belgrade was the first official summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, orchestrated by three key figures...

Gideon, Derek

Historian and labor activist Walter Rodney (1942-1980) is a figure of two major internationalist discourses which operated in the anticolonial movements of the 1960s and 70s, pan-Africanism and Marxism...

Gideon, Derek

Julius Kambarage Nyerere (1922-1999) was Tanganyika’s--later Tanzania--charismatic president from 1961 to 1985, a major theorist of African Socialism...

Lupascu, Victoria Oana

The concept of disposability is intimately connected to the notions of waste and consumption...

Baptista, Karina

Environmental crisis, which is coterminous with late capitalism in the 20th and 21st centuries, has unequivocally revealed humanity’s historical locus as that of petromodernity...

Ochoa Campo, Astrid Lorena

Differentiated Citizenship is defined as “the granting of special group-based legal or constitutional rights to national minorities and ethnic groups”...

Ancic, Ivana

Truth commissions are temporary bodies tasked by governmental or international agencies to investigate specific periods of human rights abuses and violations of international human rights law...

Lightsey, Louisiana

Biopolitics is a critical term used with some variation across the fields of political theory, international relations, cultural studies, critical sociology, and globalization studies...

Lightsey, Louisiana

The problem of how to achieve radical democratic goals within a system that is not conducive to radical democratic principles continues to challenge activists and revolutionaries around the world...

Balkan, Stacey

Coastal subsidence, warming ocean temperatures, and rising sea levels have left cities like Miami and Mumbai particularly vulnerable as increased cyclonic activity threatens already compromised urban infrastructures...

Tally, Jr., Robert T.

In 1986, the American literary critic and theorist Fredric Jameson published an essay in the journal Social Text titled “Third-World Literature in the Era of Multinational Capitalism,” and the controversy it sparked became one the major intellectual events of the 1980s...

Halim, Hala

If the received critical wisdom dates the birth of postcolonial theory to 1978 with the publication in New York of Edward Said's Orientalism, it is high time that a “pre-postcolonial” be recuperated and critically assessed...