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Topical Series

  • Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 tracker screenshot

    Pandemic: Border-Crossing Caveats

    The COVID-19 crisis has become the most serious public health crisis since the early 20th century at the time of the Spanish flu. This essay series focuses on the theme of the caveats of “border-crossing.” It looks at how disease and people, information and misinformation, and mischievous political rhetoric and contradicting medical discourses cross borders. The special edition is guest edited by Professor Yuk Wah Chan of the City University of Hong Kong, whose cover essay (co-authored with David Haines of George Mason University) can be read here.

  • COVID-19 and Populism

    This series will explore different ways in which populism worldwide could be affected by the coronavirus pandemic: will it become an even more formidable political force to the detriment of democracy, or could the pandemic mark the end of the populist wave and a resurgence of democracy? The series is edited by Vittorio Bufacchi, Department of Philosophy, University College Cork, Ireland. His lead essay can be found here.

  • Global Dynamics of Authoritarianism

    In January 2020, the Mellichamp Global Dynamics Initiative convened a workshop to discuss trends in the global authoritarian turn via cross-regional comparisons of distinctive countries beyond the core: Turkey, the Philippines, Hungary, Brazil, and Israel. Alison Brysk, Mellichamp Professor of Human Rights and Global Governance organized workshop and is the guest editor of this series. 

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    Diversifying Global Education

    Series editor Niklaus Steiner, Director of the Center for Global Initiatives at the University of North Carolina, Chapel-Hill, who has written a cover essay for the series.

  • a hydrogen-powered bus pulls into a fueling station in Europe


    This global-e series originated in an international conference on the current state of globalization and globalism initiated by the Center for Advanced Studies of Eurac Research, Bolzano-Bozen, in May 2019. Eurac Research is the social sciences research flagship of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol, Italy, considered “the” European model for successful administration of a pluri-ethnic territory and example for a “Europe of Regions.” The series, under the full rubric Re-Globalization: Globalism’s New Frontiers, is co-edited by Roland Benedikter and Ingrid Kofler of Eurac Research. Their co-authored lead essay can be found here.

  • mural in Australia depicting Aboriginal leader Cooper Nicholls

    Mnemonic Solidarity

    This global-e special issue series on “Mnemonic Solidarity in the Global Memory Space” is organized by Contributing Editor Jie-Hyun Lim and has been supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant funded by the Korean Government (2017S1A6A3A01079727).

  • painting of Jorge Louis Borges by Marcelo Neira

    Global Studies & Cultural Literacy

    Series editor Gabriel Garcia Ochoa, Lecturer in the School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics at Monash University. His framing essay can be found here.

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    Tourism & Development in Africa

    This series is co-edited by Scarlett Cornelissen (Professor, Department of Political Science, Stellebosch University, South Africa) and Junko Maruyama (Associate Professor, Department of International and Cultural Studies, Tsuda University, Japan). Their lead essay can be found here.

  • highway billboard in Russia depicting Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin

    Populism and Democracy

    This series is co-edited by Daniele Archibugi of the Italian National Research Council, and Marco Cellini of LUISS University in Rome. Their lead essay can be found here.

  • "Umbrella Man" statue, Hong Kong

    Hong Kong and Liberty

    This series explores the struggles in Hong Kong and other global cities related to the pursuit of democracy, in the broadest sense of the word, as well as the challenges posed by liberalism and neoliberalism. Series editor Pang Laikwan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, whose lead essay can be found here.

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    Rohingya Crisis

    Series editor Penny Green, Professor of Law and Globalisation and Director of the International State Crime Initiative at Queen Mary University of London. Her essay can be found here.

  • protestors hold anti-immigration banners at PEGIDA rally in the UK

    Populist Backlash

    The election of Donald Trump is part of a larger context, involving Brexit, changes in Chinese state policy, the enduring influence of ISIS, and the current wave of authoritarian populist challenges to globalization in many places. Perspectives from scholars and practitioners around the globe contribute to this collection of essays.   

  • headscarf-clad woman moves through a crowded street in Europe


    A series of perspectives from diverse cultural and religious traditions on the theme of tolerance and intolerance, conceived and co-edited by Neera Chandhoke of the Indian Council of Social Science Research. Her lead essay can be found here.

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    ISIS Media

    This series was initially launched by a research group on Jihadi Networks of Communication and CultureS (JINCS), led by Prof. Marwan Kraidy at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication (CARGC), based at the Annenberg School, University of Pennsylvania.

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    Reforming Global Governance

    This series comprises a collection of responses to a global-e essay contribution, “The Future of National and Global (Dis)order,” submitted by former Turkish Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. His essay can be found here.

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    Gramsci Today

    A series of essays exploring the continuing relevance of the Italian political philosopher, Antonio Gramsci. The series was inspired by the original contribution of Sri Lankan academic and diplomat, Dayan Jayatilleka.

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    Global Studies in East Asia

    This series is built around essays presented at the symposium “Global Studies in Japan and East Asia” held in November 2016 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Graduate Program in Global Studies at Sophia University in Tokyo. Series editor David L. Wank, whose lead essay can be found here.