LASTEST PUBLICATIONS

The U.S. Troops and Military Prostitution in South Korea

Article by Katarzyna Szpargala. Abstract: This paper examines the U.S. military and military prostitution practices in South Korea from 1945 until 2018. Military camptowns in South Korea are part of the colonial legacy, and with camptowns came military prostitution. For Koreans, it has been a taboo subject for a long time, and women forced into […]

Borders and museums: Exclusion through social inclusion

Article by Fernan Talamayan. Abstract: The study of borders involves an analysis of infrastructures and mechanisms that allow for its multiplication and crystallization, one of which is the museum. In this essay, I explain various ways in which museums can supposedly facilitate integration and social inclusion. At the same time, I question this theoretical capacity […]

Rawls vs Sen: An Idea of Justice

Article by Feeza Vasudeva. Abstract: The article explores the concept of justice as articulated by Amartya Sen in his lesser-known work The Idea of Justice. Political philosophy has been enriched by the ongoing debate about the idea of justice. There is a consensus regarding the desirability of justice but no agreement on what its substance is. […]

Struggle for Life and Liberty: Rohingyas in India

Article by Monika Verma. Abstract: Rohingyas are the most persecuted ethnic minority in the world stated by the United Nations.[1] They are a group of Burmese Muslim people from Rakhine state in Myanmar situated on the western coast of Myanmar adjacent to the Bay of Bengal in the Indian ocean. In Myanmar, they are seen as […]

Neoliberalism in Southeast Asia: Has governmental interference shrunk?

Article by Lan-Hanh Nguyen. Abstract: Drawing on a book chapter (Rodan & Hewison, 2006) and an article (Gainsborough, 2010) about the working of neoliberalism in Southeast Asia, this article discusses the various outcomes of the US’s efforts to liberalize Southeast Asia. Through the cases of Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, the article argues that regarding neoliberalism primarily […]

Prospects for Justice in India’s Socio-environmental Conflicts

Article by Lungani Hlongwa. Abstract: According to Environmental Justice Atlas (EJAtlas), India has the most socio-environmental conflicts in the world. EJAtlas is an interactive map that documents environmental conflicts around the world. Although the map does not provide a comprehensive list of conflicts, it does provide enough data to draw conclusions. The atlas covers different types […]

Postcolonial Theory and Orientalism: Orientalist Perspectives of the Arab people

Article by Noorah Fazal Jukaku. Abstract: Postcolonial theory is a study of the impacts of imperialism and its cultural hegemony over the colonized people. Western imperialism took over many parts of the Arab world, colonizing them not only through military intervention but also by maintaining a cultural hegemony. They intended to create a binary social relation; […]