Authoritarian practices between ‘para-coloniality’and ‘cheap security’: when Chinese state capital meets neoliberal copper mining (and protests) in Las Bambas, Peru
by Fabricio Rodríguez and César Bazán Seminario Abstract: How does Chinese state capital operate in the neoliberal setting of Peruvian mining? The article tackles this question by focusing on Las Bambas, a large mine in the Andean highlands of Apurimac. We argue that China’s quest for Peruvian copper entwines state capital with neoliberal and […]
by Alke Jenss Abstract: This contribution asks how urban inhabitants (trans)form their everyday practices in the face of insecurity in Neoliberal Urbanism. Based on the analysis of interviews conducted in the Southern Mexican city of Oaxaca, which has seen enormous rises in property prices, short-term rentals, and numbers of tourists, I argue that urban […]
Children of the Gulag, Long Road to Justice: The Challenges and Limitations of Reparations in Russia.
by Self Durdiyeva Abstract: The article examines the 2019 judgment of the Constitutional Court of Russia concerning the right to compensation of housing and right to return of the children of the victims deported by the Soviet state to the gulag or exile. Despite the favourable judgment of the Constitutional Court, the right to […]
by Maria Ketzmerick & Tareq Sydiq Abstract: There has long been criticism that existing knowledge production in- and outside of social sciences is too western, too racist or not global enough. Similarly there have been approaches to include “non-Western” theories and local perspectives in a meaningful way. In this intervention, we contribute a methodological dimension to […]
On remembering, unlearning, and creating new stories: An interview with Priya Basil conducted by Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Teresa Koloma Beck.
by Priya Basil, Susanne Buckley-Zisten & Teresa Koloma Beck Abstract: In this interview, Priya Basil—London-born author of fiction and essays who now lives in Berlin—reflects on colonial continuities and ruptures of Germany’s memoryscape. Taking the Humboldt Forum at the newly reconstructed Berlin Palace that houses Berlin’s ethnographic collections as a starting point, she talks […]
by Susanne Buckley-Zistel & Teresa Koloma Beck Abstract: In recent years, the presence of the colonial and imperial past has become an ever more important subject of public debates in Germany. It, therefore, comes as no surprise that the topic also gains in importance in peace and conflict studies, an area of research, whose […]