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. […]

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 […]

Freedom to Move, No Freedom to Settle: The Labor Migrancy Dilemma in Contemporary China’s Urbanization

Article by LI Qi. Abstract: Until 2018, the number of domestic migrant workers in mainland China exceeded 28 million people, occupying 20% of the overall population. They endured unequal citizenships due to the urban-rural border. Although they worked and lived in cities, they rarely had access to urban welfare. This article tries to explore the emergence […]

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 […]

Decolonizing Knowledge: Casals’ Reception Histories in the Sinophone World within the Global Cold War Context

Article by  Min-Erh Wang (王敏而). Abstract: Generally Speaking, postcolonial studies and Cold War history are deemed as different research categories. Postcolonial scholarships concentrate on the history of British and French empires, and their colonies in the nineteenth century, while the focal point of Cold War studies is the political competition between the U.S. and Soviet […]