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  • Global Souths Hub and TWQ are looking forward to BISA 2024

    Global Souths Hub and TWQ are looking forward to BISA 2024

    The Global Souths Hub and Third World Quarterly (TWQ) team are pleased to be attending the 2024 BISA (British International Studies Association) conference today. Come and find us in the exhibition hall tomorrow. Spread out over the next three days, there will be more than 325 panels and roundtables and a number of networking and…

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    • How does Dependency Theory intersect with Feminist Economics?

      How does Dependency Theory intersect with Feminist Economics?

      A blog post by Bélén Villegas Plá Bélén is a researcher and lecturer at the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay. Her research focuses on political economy and inequality in peripheral contexts with a focus on Latin America. In a recent paper ‘Dependency theory meets feminist economics: a research agenda’ in Third World Quarterly,…


    • Mirlan Bektursunov wins 2024’s Irene Hilgers Memorial Prize

      Mirlan Bektursunov wins 2024’s Irene Hilgers Memorial Prize

      Every year, Central Asian Survey awards The Irene Hilgers Memorial Prize to a junior scholar, who has published an outstanding article in the journal volume from the preceding calendar year. This year’s award recipient is Dr Mirlan Bektursunov, for his article ‘Two parts – one whole’? Kazakh–Kyrgyz relations in the making of Soviet Kyrgyzstan, 1917–24.…


    • Africa Day 2024: Empowering African Minds

      Africa Day 2024: Empowering African Minds

      Purniya Awan is a Contributing Editor at the Global Souths Hub. Her areas of interest are gender, law and development in the Global South. This blog post aims to highlight the history of Africa Day, the significance of celebrating the day and how quality education across the African continent can produce scholars fit for the…


    • Punk, Politics, & Popular Culture in IR: An Interview with Matt Davies

      Punk, Politics, & Popular Culture in IR: An Interview with Matt Davies

      Matt Davies is a Reader in International Political Economy at Newcastle University, UK, and one of the ten Academic Editors looking after Third World Quarterly. Matt also started the first MA in World Politics and Popular Culture, and has written on a wide range of subjects from theoretical critique of contemporary International Political Economy to…


    • Political healing in East Asian International Relations: A TWQ Special Issue

      Political healing in East Asian International Relations: A TWQ Special Issue

      Hear from Special Issue guest editors Ching-Chang Chen and Astrid H.M. Nordin. The Third World Quarterly Special Issue ‘Political healing in East Asian International Relations’ (Volume 45, Issue 6) invites academics and practitioners of international relations to rethink and transform, not merely observe and contain, long-standing conflicts in East Asia as illness of a shared communal…


    • Media and the Environment: Journalism Confronting the Environmental Crisis

      Media and the Environment: Journalism Confronting the Environmental Crisis

      World Press Freedom Day is observed annually on May 3rd to raise awareness about the importance of press freedom and to defend the media from attacks on their independence. The 31st edition of World Press Freedom Day in 2024 hosted by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Santiago, Chile, will mark another…


    • Exploring Resettlement in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation

      Exploring Resettlement in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation

      Written by Ginbert Permejo Cuaton Countries in the Global South face simultaneous problems of poverty, economic development, intensifying weather extremes, and the negative impact of climate change. Governments adopt disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate adaptation policies that promise to solve these issues simultaneously to bring about sustainable development. Resettlement or planned relocation is one…


    • Launching the Kassahun Checole Prize for Early Career Researchers in African Studies

      Launching the Kassahun Checole Prize for Early Career Researchers in African Studies

      Third World Quarterly (TWQ) are delighted to announce the launch of Kassahun Checole Prize for the best and most innovative article submitted by an Early Career Researcher (ECR) in the field of African Studies. Both African writers and all those writing on African topics are encouraged to enter the prize. Submissions are now open! Submissions are…


    • The Politics of Plastic Pollution and the Impact on the Global South

      The Politics of Plastic Pollution and the Impact on the Global South

      Plastic waste is a social justice and a human rights issue that threatens food security, human health, plastic-aggravated flooding, and economic development in addition to being an environmental and ecological problem. Countries within the Global South are disproportionately impacted by plastic pollution, so how did this waste inequality manifest itself in the Global South, and…


    • Decolonising Economics with Ingrid Kvangraven

      Decolonising Economics with Ingrid Kvangraven

      Ingrid Kvangraven, a Lecturer in International Development at King’s College London, joined TWQ as an Academic Editor in 2022. Her research is broadly concerned with the role of finance in development, debates about uneven development, dependency and imperialism, and critically assessing the economics field itself from an anti-colonial perspective. She is the founder and editor…


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