global-e

The Global Studies Consortium maintains close ties to global-e, a global studies e-journal published by the 21st Century Global Dynamics research cluster at UCSB.

Latest articles from global-e:


What We Can Learn from the Fading Myth of the (African) “Middle Class”

African woman texting on smartphone

By Dieter Neubert

September 17, 2019

[S]ocio-economic differences cannot be defined simply by control over the means of production or by occupation. […] In Africa,…

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Toward a New Eurasian Geopolitics

Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin attend a welcome ceremony in Beijing, China. June 8, 2018

By Dayan Jayatilleka

September 12, 2019

The Eurasian ‘heartland’ could learn from recovering, revaluating, and reabsorbing its own intellectual and conceptual contribution…

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It’s the Ecology, Stupid!

electrical power plant smokestacks belch out plumes of smoke

By Roland Psenner

September 5, 2019

[W]e have exceeded the life supporting capacity of our planet by 1.75 times. Even those who do not read scientific papers realize…

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The Transformative Potential of Global Cinema

Screen grab from Jogo de Cena (Playing) by Brazilian director Eduardo Coutinho, 2007.

By Sarah McDonald

September 3, 2019

[C]omplimentary and multifaceted understandings of visual cultural products open a space for transformation [where] cultural…

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Globalization’s Current Transition Phase: The 5 R’s

protesters in caricature masks of Teresa May, Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump, and Emmanuel Macron

By Roland Benedikter

August 29, 2019

[A]fter three decades of incubation, a turning point is indicated by historical symptoms such as Brexit, Trump, and the exuberant…

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