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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Alterstice : Revue internationale de la recherche interculturelle     Open Access  
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 40)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 29)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access  
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mneme - Revista de Humanidades     Open Access  
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mouseion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Nationalities Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Natures Sciences Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription  
Neophilologus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)

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   ISSN (Print) 1674-0750 - ISSN (Online) 2198-2600
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  • The Rise of China in Central Asia: The New Silk Road Diplomacy
    • Authors: Ramakrushna Pradhan
      Abstract: Abstract China’s relationship with Central Asia has grown manifold since the foundation of Shanghai Five in 1996, which in June 2001 became the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. The impetus to the relationship has further been accentuated when China–Russia friendship treaty was signed in July 2001. The US-led war in Afghanistan against Taliban and Al-Qaeda has yet again cemented Chinese position in Central Asia, and the recently concluded Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has undeniably dramatically underscored the strategic value of Central Asia to the west and has opened up possibilities for Chinese security, political and economic interests. Geostrategically enmeshed with Central Asia, China will remain an integral and increasingly influential player in Central Asia. This research paper contextualises China’s emergence and interests in Central Asia discarding the much talked about great game thesis and asserts by analysing the rise of China in the region as an unmatched and unchallenged power which has been testified once again with the recent BRI of Beijing.
      PubDate: 2018-01-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0210-y
  • How Did Land Reform and Collectivization Reshape China’s
           Rural–Urban Relations
    • Authors: Jie Deng
      Pages: 523 - 546
      Abstract: Abstract Based on archival materials, this article examines Land Reform and Collectivization in 1940s and 1950s from the viewpoint of rural–urban relations. It argues that there were various strong ties between rural society and urban society in traditional China. However, the programs of Land Reform and Collectivization cut off these ties and made it impossible for Chinese people to be “amphibious” as they were previously. This fundamental change reshaped China’s rural–urban relations, making rural society and urban society two separate spheres. The new rural–urban relations lasted all the way down to the present without being overhauled.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0192-9
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 4 (2017)
  • Towards a Sociology of Adaptation to Rainfall Variability in Rural
           Zimbabwe: The Case of Charewa in Mutoko
    • Authors: Sandra Bhatasara
      Pages: 547 - 568
      Abstract: Abstract Rainfall variability has introduced new challenges for farmers in rural Zimbabwe, who are already facing various difficulties in maintaining their insecure livelihoods. Yet, current adaptation theories and inquiries have failed to sufficiently account for and analyse how these farmers are responding to changing climatic conditions. In this respect, a number of studies have been heavily embedded in deterministic concepts and fail to take into account the structures, processes and conditions underpinning adaptation processes. As such, based on an empirical case study and using qualitative data collection methods such as life history interviews, this paper argues that the process of adaptation is ostensibly not straightforward but complex. As it evolves, farmers find themselves facing numerous constraining structures and processes. What is critical is that they are able to circumvent the constraints presented to them and at the same time activate the corresponding enablements. Sociologically then, adaptation is an evolving, complex and reflexive process.
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0177-8
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 4 (2017)
  • City as a Playable Unit
    • Authors: Brian Couch
      Pages: 569 - 572
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0189-4
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 4 (2017)
  • How to Innovate in Knowledge Management
    • Authors: Jantima P. Somboonsong
      Pages: 573 - 576
      PubDate: 2017-12-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0187-6
      Issue No: Vol. 10, No. 4 (2017)
  • Zhao Yingcheng from Fact to Fiction: The Story of “The Great
    • Authors: Moshe Y. Bernstein
      Abstract: Abstract Zhao Yingcheng (1619–1657), known as “The Great Advisor”, is the only Kaifeng Jew who is mentioned both in the synagogal stele of 1663 and in Chinese gazetteers during his lifetime. Zhao, given the Hebrew name of Moshe ben Avram, was fluent in Hebrew but also achieved success as a Confucian scholar familiar with the Chinese classics. He would have witnessed the destruction of his hometown by a catastrophic flood during the 1642 Siege of Kaifeng. In 1645, at the age of 26, he attained the jinshi rank in the Imperial Exams, in which only one in 10,000 candidates was successful. A year later, he was appointed Minister of Justice for the newly installed Qing Dynasty and supervised the controversial decree forcing the Manchu tonsure onto the Han population as a mark of submission. In 1647, he was sent as an envoy to quell the unrest in Fujian province. After defeating bands of violent warlords funded by the notorious pirate Koxinga, Zhao set up a system of public schools to provide greater economic opportunity for the poor. After the death of his father, Zhao returned to Kaifeng for the three-year mourning period; during that time, he funded the restoration of the synagogue, which had been destroyed in the deluge, and the rectification of the Torah scrolls damaged in that catastrophe. Though the biographical facts are sparse, when these are juxtaposed with the dramatic events that unfolded during his short lifetime, the potential for a fascinating historical fictionalization emerges. Moreover, many of those historical events in seventeenth-century China—climate change, elite corruption, populist revolt, xenophobia, terrorism, law and order, etc.—resonate with contemporary tropes. The story of “The Great Advisor” shows how a Jew in seventeenth-century China rose to national prominence at a time when Jews in Europe faced severe discrimination and persecution.
      PubDate: 2017-12-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0207-6
  • ‘Do I Really Need It'’ Professional Development in
           Pragmatics in Asian EFL
    • Authors: Lakshmi Kala Prakash
      Abstract: Abstract One of the foremost tasks in conducting any research in the field of social sciences involves ascertaining a need for such research to be carried out. Needs Analysis (NA) is the primary tool used in recording the perceptions of stakeholders in educational research. The present study employed a sequential exploratory strategy to gather the views of 15 Non-Native English Speaking Teachers (NNEST) from the North of Thailand. The first aim of the study was to determine the extent to which a need for L2 pragmatics instruction existed in Thailand, an Asian English as a Foreign Language (EFL) context. Secondly, the study aimed to collect the suggestions of the participants regarding tasks, methods of instruction, and other activities that would enable the delivery of such instruction using in-service professional development workshops in Thailand. The data to reach the objectives were collected by employing a semi-structured interview and an online questionnaire. The present paper discusses the qualitative findings, which were determined using content analysis followed by thematic analysis of the data. The findings reveal a definite need for L2 pragmatics instruction for Asian NNESTs in Thailand. Furthermore, the participants indicated a preference for explicit L2 pragmatic instruction. In addition, the participants favored an enhancement of L2 pragmatic strategies in speech acts that would be relevant in academic, and pedagogical contexts in Thailand.
      PubDate: 2017-12-19
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0206-7
  • Searching for an Alternative Global Order: The Qing Tributary System and
           the Mechanism of Guanxi
    • Authors: Viktor Eszterhai
      Abstract: Abstract In recent years, the Chinese leadership has openly argued that the international community has to exceed the dominance of the Western-based rules in international relations. Since in the last two centuries these rules have become globally accepted, China’s claim seems to be a hardly imaginable vision. However, according to some scholars’ view, there is a possible historical alternative for the international order, the so-called Chinese Tributary System, which once bounded the East and Southeast Asian states together. The present study examines whether the mainstream schools of the International Relations Theory provide an appropriate tool to understand the characteristics of this system. The study argues that the culturally based “guanxi model” can supply a better explanatory framework to understand the inner logic and the working mechanism of the Tributary System.
      PubDate: 2017-12-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0205-8
  • Donald Trump, Globalization, and Modernity
    • Authors: Douglas Kellner
      Abstract: Abstract The election of Donald Trump can be partially understood in the context of the rise of authoritarian populist, nationalist, and anti-globalist movements throughout the world. Unlike previous American presidents in the modern era, however, Donald Trump had no previous political experience and emerged from media culture and the business world, rather than the world of party politics. In this paper, I will focus on the assault on globalization in the Trump campaign, look at his administration and actions as president, and raise questions concerning whether or not he has betrayed his anti-globalist followers and is pursing business-as-usual for global, corporate capitalism—or something else. This investigation also leads us into engaging the Trump campaign/administration connections with Russia and the role of Russia and global computer networks in Election 2016, making Election 2016 the first US election deeply shaped by global political forces and the Internet, new media, and social networking.
      PubDate: 2017-12-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0208-5
  • Household Environmental Factors and Childhood Morbidity in South-Western
    • Authors: Peter Ekundayo Mesagan; Ogechukwu Mary Adeniji-Ilori
      Abstract: Abstract This study investigates household environmental factors and childhood morbidity in South-western Nigeria. To determine patterns of household environmental characteristics in south-western Nigeria, both primary and secondary data were employed in the study. The primary data were obtained through in-depth interviews (IDIs) with women of childbearing age who have at least a child within the last 5 years in two randomly selected states, Oyo and Osun states, in south-west Nigeria, while the secondary data were extracted from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic Health Surveys (NDHS) designed to elicit information from 33,385 women of ages between 15 and 49 years in randomly selected households across all the states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital, Abuja. Three remarkable contributions were obtained: (i) the prevalence of childhood disease is high among homes with poor household environmental facilities; (ii) incidence of childhood diseases is greatly influenced by poor toilet facilities, biomass source of cooking fuel and unhealthy type of roofing material; (iii) age of mothers, mothers’ educational status, wealth index and access to health facility were found to have a significant relationship with childhood diseases. Therefore, it is confirmed that poor household environmental condition and low socio-economic status impede child health in South-western Nigeria.
      PubDate: 2017-11-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0204-9
  • Introduction to the Special Topic on “Subjects and Subjectivity in the
           Era of Neoliberal Globalization”
    • Authors: Meng Wu
      Abstract: Abstract How to understand the subjects and the subjectivity in this era' What are their main characters and roles' Do they remain to be an active pole in a system' or rather have they become the passive factors or even pure “surplus” to all kinds of systems' These questions served as the major inspiration for the theme “Subjects and Subjectivity in the Era of Neoliberal Globalization” of the conference at Fundan university on November 7–8, 2015. The selected four papers preseneted over the conference have added original views to the ongoing discussion.
      PubDate: 2017-11-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0195-6
  • Strangers and Migrants in the Making of African Societies: A Conceptual
           and Historical Review
    • Authors: Robin Cohen
      Abstract: Abstract At the extremes, there are two forms of engagement with strangers—the anthropophagic, where outsiders are swallowed and digested, and the anthropoemic, where aliens are discarded, institutionalized, incarcerated or expelled. Using this dyad as a conceptual tool, I examine seven patterns of inclusion/exclusion in African societies, covering early agricultural societies, the formation of kingdoms, societies formed by refugees, strangers in pre-colonial cities, migrants in colonial cities, ethnic expulsions as a result of modern state formation and migrants in contemporary global cities. The aim of the article, based on an extensive review of secondary literature, is to add historical, comparative and typological elements to an often inadequate sociological and anthropological sensibility concerning hosts and strangers.
      PubDate: 2017-11-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0203-x
  • The Sweatshop Workers of Nicaragua: Subjectivity, Labor, and Domination
    • Authors: Natacha Borgeaud-Garciandía
      Abstract: Abstract This essay is based on an approach that addresses the relationship between work-related domination and the subjects who are submitted to it. This reflection arises from research undertaken in Nicaragua, among workers from the international textile factories known as maquiladoras (or maquilas). Men, but mostly young women, work and live here under particularly difficult conditions. The constraints of work and domination invade the recesses of their existence, and their power is such that it seems to annul any proper subjectivity. Although it may seem easy to locate the effects of work-related domination in the very intimacy of the subjects’ lives, it also appears as if part of themselves remains unsubdued. Dominated subjectivities can only rebel for failing to do it would be to condemn their beings to inexistence. What sense can be given to this gap in domination' Does it preserve the domination by preserving the subjects from the invasion in their own beings by this very domination' Is it only a resource of the submission' Those are, between domination and subjectivity, some of the aroused interrogations.
      PubDate: 2017-10-14
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0199-2
  • The Imago of Revolution Psychoanalysis and Class Consciousness
    • Authors: Alessia J. Magliacane
      Abstract: Abstract For the purpose of the investigations, we propose in the present paper that we have been carrying out for some years into new perspectives for a Marxist Psychoanalysis; we try the consistence of Marxist psychoanalysis with the pre-Leninist idea of Class consciousness as developed in Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 and in the unpublished books of Das Kapital (notably the law of the tendency of the rate of profit to fall). The roots of Freudian Marxists (Reich and Fenichel above all, but Sabina Spielrein too) are put into a comparative analysis with Marxian psychiatry arising from the de-colonization process (Fanon) and with the teaching of Jacques Lacan about Marxist concepts such as plus value and reification, and eventually with the proposal on the political Unconscious developed by Fredric Jameson. Finally, it comes the hypothesis that Psychoanalysis could correspond to Class consciousness.
      PubDate: 2017-10-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0196-5
  • Industrial Policy and China’s Economic Development: From the Perspective
           of New Structural Economics
    • Authors: Justin Yifu Lin
      Abstract: Abstract Although industrial policies in many countries have failed, a country’s economic development is bound to be unsuccessful without industrial policy. The responsibility of an economist is not to object to any kind of industrial policy for fear of failure, nor unconditionally support all kinds of industrial policies because industrial policy is a necessary condition for the success of economic development. An economist should explore the causes behind the success or failure of industrial policies so as to help government reduce the chance of failure and improve the probabilities of success in applying industrial policies. This paper analyzes why industrial policy is necessary for successful economic development. This paper notes that synergy of “efficient market” and “facilitating state” is indispensable for economic development, and also analyzes why developed and developing countries failed in applying industrial policies. From the perspective of New Structural Economics, in this paper industries in China are divided into five types: catching-up industries, leading-edge industries, comparative advantage-losing industries, short innovation cycle industries and comparative advantage-defying strategic industries. The paper also analyzes how to formulate effective industrial policy in China. It is noted that, based on the characteristics of each industry, “efficient market” and “facilitating state” should both play their respective roles in promoting China’s industrial transformation and upgrading.
      PubDate: 2017-10-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0201-z
  • Governance and Good Governance: A New Framework for Political Analysis
    • Authors: Yu Keping
      Abstract: Abstract In a time of great change, accelerating globalization and increasing uncertainty, all countries, whether developed or developing, are searching for a new form of governance that is better adapted to the times so as to gain an advantage in economic competitiveness and create substantial and sustainable social growth. As governance theory is becoming the dominant political theory in response to the change, the values backing the discourse and texts consistent with them have helped revise the theory of government in mainstream politics and were agreed upon by global politicians, scholars, officials and entrepreneurs. When we comprehend governance theory based on the practice of public administration in China, it strikes us how theoretically and practically important governance theory is for rebuilding the intellectual system of China’s democratic politics, searching for an institutional platform for good governance, transforming the public policy-making model and getting rid of the practice in public administration in the process of market-oriented development that is inefficient, or even fails in many ways.
      PubDate: 2017-10-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0197-4
  • Structural Adjustment Approaches and Policy Design of the Chinese Economy:
           A Comparison Between New and Old Structural Economics
    • Authors: Yin Wu
      Abstract: Abstract The structural adjustment of China’s economy requires the support of economic theories dedicated to structural issues. But new structural economics (NSE) is significantly different from old structural economics (OSE) in terms of development strategies and policies. They expound on the paths of industrial structure improvement and steady economic growth for developing countries from two different perspectives, comparative advantage and first-mover advantage, which result in a toss-up. From the clashing theories and observations of the true state of Chinese economy, we can see that the core features of China’s current economic structure are a cumulative result of the insufficient “complementary” and “inducing” roles of government investment, which requires the introduction of certain investment models to design an effective structural adjustment plan. From the perspective of investment priority, scope (public service or production), motives, capacity and decision-making and multi-sectoral coordination, this paper analyzes the key connections between NSE and OSE and strives to design an appropriate and accurate investment plan from the perspective of stability, flexibility and underpinning in the hope of resolving the issues facing the structural adjustment of the Chinese economy. The first step is to identify investment priorities and enable the market to play the decisive role and the government the guiding role. The second step is to identify crucial nodes and adapt investments to trends of the new industrial revolution. The third step is to focus on the resolution of livelihood issues to steer China out of the low-income trap and clear of the middle-income trap. Not only do investment variables have to become an instrument to continuously improve China’s factor endowment structure, but also investment as a mechanism underpinning development has to be adopted throughout the entire duration of the process of reform to fulfill the goal of structural adjustment pursued by both NSE and OSE.
      PubDate: 2017-10-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0202-y
  • David Lloyd George and the Balfour Declaration: Assessing the Role of
           Individuals in Historic Policy Making
    • Authors: Janko Šćepanović
      Abstract: Abstract The 1917 Balfour Declaration remains one of the most controversial policy statements of the wartime British Government. Historically it has been praised as the highest diplomatic act of the First World War that helped restore a home for the Jewish people in Palestine. Its critics point out that it planted seeds of future discord between the Palestinians and Israelis. There are also historians who suggest that what Britain really wanted was to secure vital geostrategic interests in the Eastern Mediterranean. The reality is that the process and decision making leading up to the Balfour Declaration was very complicated. This paper will focus on the role and influence of Britain’s Prime Minister David Lloyd George whose leadership and personal drive made a difference in securing the Anglo-Zionist Alliance. By looking at the theories on the role of individuals on policy making and testing them on the case of Lloyd George, it will be demonstrated that, in spite of certain arguments to the contrary, leaders with right strength of personality, determination, strong beliefs, interest in foreign policy, and the right placement in the state bureaucracy can make a huge impact. These elements, combined with shifting attitude of British policymakers toward the imperial burdens during the early twentieth century, and rising influence of national movements enabled Britain to not only secure a vital strategic outpost in Palestine, but also restore therein a homeland for the Jews.
      PubDate: 2017-10-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0198-3
  • Managing Subjectivity: Neoliberalism, Human Capital and Empowerment
    • Authors: Luca Paltrinieri
      Abstract: Abstract In this paper, I suggest that, even more than the state, capitalist enterprise is the most influential institution of neoliberalism, both for the effect it conveys in terms of management in public institutions (New Public Management) and its influence on the subjectivity of neoliberal individuals. However, one could stress, from the perspective of economic theory of the firm, the neoliberal transformations of the capitalist enterprises itself. Two transformations that are taking place from the 1980s seem particularly important. The first is the firm’s transformation in a “nexus of contracts” as claimed by the agency theory of Jensen and Meckling that describe and enable the current financialization of the economy. The second is the transformation of organisations in a “nexus of skills” as claimed by the cognitive paradigm of the firm that apply to the company economic reasoning in terms of “human capital”. I then examine the effects on neoliberal subjectivation of these two major changes, from the labour point of view. First, the neoliberal subject imagines, describes and manages itself as the subject of investment in “human capital”. Second, the disappearance of traditional employment contract corresponds to the emergence and intensification of another form of contract, the “psychological contract”, which tends to become a major form of relationship-employed but also a model for relationships between individuals. Finally, lifelong learning is becoming the major form of empowerment of employees, but also a “lifestyle” based on the appreciation of one’s own human capital and the infinite task of perfecting oneself to match up our “skills portfolio” with the labour market. These transformations of neoliberal subjectivity have costs that can be summarised by the widespread phenomena of burn out, but also the birth of a new form of racism, based on “quality” of human capital (skills, abilities, capabilities).
      PubDate: 2017-10-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0200-0
  • Beyond Character: Werner Sombart, Max Weber and the Question of the
           Subjective Roots of Participation in Capitalism
    • Authors: Stéphane Haber
      Abstract: Abstract The article aims to highlight the topicality of the old controversy between Werner Sombart and Max Weber upon the origins of Western capitalism. Is its emergence explained by an universal passion for luxury and money or by the advent of new religious forms favorable toward saving and investment' The article shows that what characterizes capitalism today is the extreme variety of the life forms, and therefore the fragmentation of the forms of personality, which can favor capitalism or be absorbed in it. This observation provides the means to evaluate, with a fresh look, the conclusions of one of the most famous and constitutive discussions in the history of modern European sociology.
      PubDate: 2017-09-20
      DOI: 10.1007/s40647-017-0194-7
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