Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

This paper questions the extent to which the (arguable) end of the liberal humanitarian order is something to be mourned. Suggesting that current laments for the decline of humanitarianism reflect a Eurocentric worldview, it calls for a fundamental revision of the assumptions informing humanitarian scholarship. Decoloniality and anti-colonialism should be taken seriously so as to not reproduce the same by a different name after the end of the liberal order.

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Postcolonial governance and the policing of family
Author: Joe Turner

Bordering intimacy is a study of how borders and dominant forms of intimacy, such as family, are central to the governance of postcolonial states such as Britain. The book explores the connected history between contemporary border regimes and the policing of family with the role of borders under European and British empires. Building upon postcolonial, decolonial and black feminist theory, the investigation centres on how colonial bordering is remade in contemporary Britain through appeals to protect, sustain and make family life. Not only was family central to the making of colonial racism but claims to family continue to remake, shore up but also hide the organisation of racialised violence in liberal states. Drawing on historical investigations, the book investigates the continuity of colonial rule in numerous areas of contemporary government – family visa regimes, the policing of sham marriages, counterterror strategies, deprivation of citizenship, policing tactics, integration policy. In doing this, the book re-theorises how we think of the connection between liberal government, race, family, borders and empire. In using Britain as a case, this opens up further insights into the international/global circulations of liberal empire and its relationship to violence.

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Joe Turner

accumulation, dispossession and the regulation of dangerous populations and bodies; movement continues to shape neo-imperialism and colonial bordering in northern states. Part of this movement is born out of desperate circumstances of colonial war and inequalities; but at the same time this movement is a demand and refusal to be ordered by colonial categories of worthy or unworthy movement. The biggest shift in our current moment is to orientate ourselves towards thinking about the (de)coloniality of movement, through orientations offered by decolonial thought and decolonial

in Bordering intimacy
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The study of European Union relations with Mercosur
Arantza Gomez Arana

control of the Brazilian government. In contrast, Spain modelled the universities in Latin America to resemble the organization of Spanish universities. More specifically, the royal universities replicated the Spanish University of Salamanca, whilst the religious universities were modelled on the Spanish University of Alcala. Thus, according to Murilo de Carvalho, the ‘twentythree universities were scattered in what eventually would become thirteen different countries’ (1987: 56). The influence of Spain and Portugal also continued in other ways following de-colonialization

in The European Union's policy towards Mercosur:
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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

,” variously named as “trans-modernity,” “border knowledge,” and “de-colonial perspectives.” 50 At the same time, these ethically segregated entities continue to enact, within a shared historical stage, a principled drama, an endless clash between good and bad, virtue and evil, morality and immorality. Moreover, while Dussel’s original claims concerned a supersession of phenomenology by an ethically oriented

in Subjects of modernity
Jeremy C.A. Smith

Jack Goody and de-​colonial historians. Integration of pre-​modern global connections remains as yet more the domain of world history and economic history than civilisational analysis (Inglis, 2010), a matter of great challenge to the latter. How could comparative and historical sociology offer more to a reconstruction of connected early modernities? Arnason’s entreaty to civilisational analysis to emphasise agency and the historical and dynamic nature of civilisations itself foregrounds the entanglements of civilisations (Knöbl, 2006a). Nelson and Arnason

in Debating civilisations