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Environmental Humanities

Voices from the Anthropocene

Are our cultural imaginaries ready to formulate alternative narratives, offer new pathways if not viable solutions to the present complexity? How do the environmental humanities respond to the unfolding stories of the Anthropocene? Can we create sustainable alliances between science, society and cultura...

The Geopolitics of Real Estate

The Geopolitics of Real Estate

Chanel Bearder, from the RMIT Centre for Urban Research & UN Global Compact – Cities Programme, interviews Dr Dallas Rogers on his new book ‘The Geopolitics of Real Estate’, in advance of his keynote address on the book at the Australasian Housing Researchers Conference (AHRC) next month. ...

Punks, Monks & Politics

Punks, Monks and Politics

Ani Mattila talks to the Julian CH Lee and Marco Ferrarese for insights into their new book Punks, Monks and Politics: Authenticity in Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia.   Ani Mattila (AM): One of the main ideas addressed in the book is that of “authenticity”. Why is authenticity an im...

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Publishing in a troubled world

A presidential inauguration, and a significant change of political direction in the US; the triggering of Article 50 set to start the reality of the UK’s departure from the EU; record numbers of people living as refugees from war and bloodshed: we start 2017 with the world in a turbulent and unsettled...

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Interview: RLI series editor Professor Giorgio Shani

Giorgio Shani is Professor of Politics and International Relations at International Christian University (ICU) in Japan and a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre of International Studies (CIS) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is serving as President of the Asia-Pacific ...

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#NeverHillary vs #NeverTrump

The 2016 US presidential election was the most electric event in electoral history—in the fullest sense of the term. Social media played an unprecedented role in the campaigns, allowing the candidates to interact with and influence voters to a greater extent than ever before: via memes, targeted adver...

Syrian and Iraqi refugees reach the coastal waters of Lesbos in Greece, after having crossed from Turkey. Image: Wikimedia, Ggia

Religion and Refuge

As of the end of 2015, 65.3 million people were displaced globally at a rate of 24 per minute. This is the largest number on record, and is expected to have grown in 2016. Despite the dramatic enormity of the situation, responses from Western countries (who host a mere 24% of displaced persons in compar...

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Severity or Sanctuary?

Immigration was a—if not the—central focus of the Trump campaign’s criticisms of the Obama administration and proposed reforms.  Trump’s harshest words and proposals were reserved for unauthorized migrants, who entered the United States without formal legal permission.  Painting them as “in ...

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Vacancy at Rowman & Littlefield International

Rowman & Littlefield is an independent, international publisher with a large academic list in the Humanities and Social Sciences, and a trade list in sport and the outdoors, American travel and history.  Rowman & Littlefield International, our UK company, at which the candidate will be based, i...

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RLI marks its fourth birthday

It’s now four years since Sarah Campbell and I sat in a café in London, planning and then announcing what was to become Rowman & Littlefield International – and so I’m delighted to mark another birthday in the life of this company. It’s a rare treat in life, to start something from scratch,...