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Hyperconnected diasporas

Article in press, access restricted to Repository staff only until 12 October 2022. Abstract This article argues that, since the COVID-19 outbreak, ‘digital diasporas’ worldwide may have been shaped through stringent postpandemic societal pressing patterns by increasingly further exposing diasporic citizens’ digital rights unwittingly towards unprecedented technopolitical risks. Against this backdrop, this article poses a…

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Civil Society, Equalities and Inclusion

Policy experts reflect on the first twenty years of self-governance in Wales. Following a 1997 referendum, the United Kingdom established the Welsh Parliament and began a process known as “devolution,” granting Wales increasing powers of self-governance over the next twenty years. This collection reflects on the course of Welsh devolution and the emergence of a…

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Effects of social restrictions on people with dementia and carers during the pre‐vaccine phase of the COVID‐19 pandemic: Experiences of IDEAL cohort participants

This qualitative study was designed to understand the impact of social distancing measures on people with dementia and carers living in the community in England and Wales during a period of social restrictions before the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out. We conducted 12 semi-structured interviews with people with dementia aged 50–88 years, living alone or with a partner,…

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Student Responses to a Challenge-Oriented Research and Training Project – Sustainability Competencies for Rural Development: Lessons from China

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) attempt to address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change and environmental degradation which are interwoven. The top two among 17 goals to be achieved by 2030 were the elimination of poverty and hunger. These are tasks for rural development in the developing world where the vast…

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Emerging Digital Citizenship Regimes: Postpandemic Technopolitical Democracies

In the context of COVID-19, the production and governance of urban space has experienced a rapid digitalization and datafication, creating new challenges for citizenship. The urban realm is not only the environment where a new standard for digital development is set but also the realm from which rescaling nation-states are pervasively emerging. Emerging Digital Citizenship…

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Book review essay: The free world: from Cold War art and thought to the return of History

Reviewed Works The free world: art and thought in the Cold War, by Louis Menand, London, Harper Collins Publishers, 2021, 880 pp., ISBN 9780007126873 World politics since 1989, by Jonathan Holslag, Polity Press, Cambridge, UK, and Medford, MA, USA,2021, reprinted 2022, 416 pp., ISBN 9781509546725 Introduction I am fortunate in that the two books reviewed…

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How digital citizenship regimes are rescaling European nation-states

This provocation shows how five emerging digital citizenship regimes are rescaling European nation-states through a taxonomy: (i) the globalised/generalisable regime called pandemic citizenship that clarifies how post-COVID-19 datafication processes have amplified the emergence of four digital citizenship regimes in six city-regions; (ii) algorithmic citizenship (Tallinn); (iii) liquid citizenship (Barcelona/Amsterdam); (iv) metropolitan citizenship (Cardiff); and (v) stateless citizenship (Barcelona/Glasgow/Bilbao). I argue that this phenomenon should matter…

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Placing the Foundational Economy: An emerging discourse for post-neoliberal economic development

Emerging in the mid-2010s, the Foundational Economy has been heralded as ‘a compelling counter-project against neoliberalism’ and ‘an alternative pathway … [for] progressive political renewal’. Grounded in a review of cross-disciplinary debates, this paper introduces the concept of the Foundational Economy and places it in relation to heterodox geographic theories of socio-economic development such as…

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The Right to Have Digital Rights in Smart Cities

New data-driven technologies in global cities have yielded potential but also have intensified techno-political concerns. Consequently, in recent years, several declarations/manifestos have emerged across the world claiming to protect citizens’ digital rights. In 2018, Barcelona, Amsterdam, and NYC city councils formed the Cities’ Coalition for Digital Rights (CCDR), an international alliance of global People-Centered Smart Cities—currently…

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The Politics of International Intellectual Cooperation – Sustain our Common Humanity

The 20th century saw the catastrophes of the First and Second World Wars. International intellectual cooperation was considered necessary if humanity were to renew civilized society and build a prosperous economy to the benefit of all. Such exchange also became an instrument of ideological “soft-power” or cultural diplomacy, using propaganda, and exploiting the arts, sciences,…