Category Archives: Area and Ethnic Studies

On SAGE Insight: Population geography I: Human trafficking

From Progress in Human Geography This first report explores how understandings of human trafficking have progressed within population Geography. Migration studies have been intensified within human geography by the so-called ‘migration crisis’ sparking countless recent discussions of smuggling, asylum seeking, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Understanding Climate-Induced Migration Through Computational Modeling

Article title: Understanding Climate-Induced Migration Through Computational Modeling: A Critical Overview with Guidance for Future Efforts From Journal of Defense Modeling and Simulation: Applications, Methodology, Technology (JDMS) Climate change has the potential to displace large populations in many parts of … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Marriage migration and integration

From Ethnicities In both policy and academic debates in Britain, as elsewhere in Europe, concern is increasingly expressed over the implications of spousal immigration for ‘integration’. Assertions that ethnic minority transnational marriages inhibit integration processes are common in both political … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Boko Haram: Religious radicalism and insurrection in Northern Nigeria

From Journal of Asian and African Studies The insurrection in northeastern Nigeria known globally as Boko Haram has a complicated and multidimensional history. For the most part non-violent until just five years ago, the little violence Boko Haram did engage … Continue reading

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Water pollution: Challenges and future direction for water resource management policies

Water Pollution: Challenges and Future Direction for Water Resource Management Policies in Malaysia From Environment and Urbanization Asia There is no doubt that rivers and their management will be a central issue in the twenty-first century, particularly as more than … Continue reading

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Special Issue on India: Globalization and People at the Margins: Experiences from the Global South

From Journal of Developing Societies This research focuses on the dispossessed, the marginal, the excluded and the empowerment of the voiceless. In this special issue, authors have tried to use the concept of marginalization in a more nuanced manner to … Continue reading

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Towards the gentrification of Black Power

From Race & Class Black Power Studies has emerged as one of the most exciting and dynamic subfields in Africana Studies, African-American History and American History. The explosion over the last decade in US scholarship on the Black Power Movement … Continue reading

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Addressing poverty and inequality; new forms of urban governance in Asia

Articles examining The Asian Coalition for Community Action (Acca) From Environment and Urbanization This issue of the Journal has seven papers on different aspects of an Asia-wide initiative to address urban poverty and inequality at scale – the Asian Coalition … Continue reading

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The “ecosystem-based adaptation” approach: A critical element in climate change response strategy

Exploring ecosystem-based adaptation in Durban, South Africa: “learning-by-doing” at the local government coal face From Environment and Urbanization The lack of progress in establishing ambitious and legally binding global mitigation targets means that the need for locally based climate change … Continue reading

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How Paul McCartney and Liverpool FC seduced China and in doing so Liverpool is set to reap economic benefits of many millions

L iverpool at Shanghai: The Expo experience  From Local Economy  The city of  Liverpool made a bold move in investing in exhibiting at the 2010 World Expo in its twin city of Shanghai, China. Liverpool was the only city in the … Continue reading

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The conflicts of the gentrification of neighborhoods through the encouragement of nightlife businesses

Dilemmas of the nightlife fix: post-industrialization and the gentrification of nightlife in New York City From Urban Studies Nightlife has an important role in the enhancement of the city and for the promotion of gentrification in derelict neighborhoods. Looking back … Continue reading

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In search of a better life: record highs of International migration

Special Issue: Immigration From International Journal of Comparative Sociology International migration has reached a record high with ever-growing numbers of immigrants, labor migrants and asylum seekers leaving their homelands in search of better employment opportunities, higher economic rewards, safer political … Continue reading

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100 cities ranked according to greenhouse gas emissions

Cities and greenhouse gas emissions: moving forward From Environment and Urbanization This study examines greenhouse gas emissions for over 100 cities in 33 countries and suggests 28 policy tools that city governments can use to take action on climate change. It … Continue reading

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Hosting the 2012 London Olympics may damage rather than regenerate local communities and businesses

Visibilities and Invisibilities in urban development: Small business communities and the London Olympics 2012 From Urban Studies The coming of the London 2012 Olympic Games has been presented as a unique opportunity for the regeneration of east London. This article … Continue reading

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Local shops don’t offer enough healthy options: The importance of urban planning to fight an obesogenic environment

A tale of two cities: A study of access to food, lessons for public health practice From Health Education Journal Using Preston (UK) as a focus, this study maps food access in the city in order to determine access, availability … Continue reading

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