Category Archives: Area and Ethnic Studies

On SAGE Insight: Why are there ethnic differences in cardio-metabolic risk factors and cardiovascular diseases?

The population of Europe has become increasingly more ethnically diverse with an estimated 55% of residents in urban London originating from non-White British backgrounds. Studies investigating populations of various ethnic backgrounds have found the risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight; The perfect storm: The impact of disaster severity on internal human trafficking

From International Area Studies Review This paper argues natural disasters have a positive association with the likelihood of internal or domestic trafficking. Trafficking is a function of individual vulnerability and subsequent criminal agency. Economic scarcity and lack of government protection … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Europe’s unknown war: The consequences of outsourcing migration policy

From Race and Class It is easy to abhor Donald Trump’s pledge to build a wall along the US-Mexico border, and his executive orders halting immigration of nationals from seven Muslim-majority states. What is less recognised, because often conducted behind … Continue reading

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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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