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To Lead or Not to Lead: Campus Standoff in Hong Kong's Water Movement

Abstract: Hong Kong’s 2019–20 Water Movement has two distinctive features, expressed in Cantonese as “no main stage” (leaderless) and “no mat-cutting” (do not split). Drawing on original sources and...

Extractive Conflicts in the Developing World

Abstract: This paper examines the rise of conflicts over the extraction of natural resources in the developing world. It  emphasizes  the  main factors that motivate collective action...

The Role of the State: Pathways from Ethnolinguistic Nationalism to Conflict in South Asia

Abstract: In the decade following independence, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka all saw ethnic protests as a result of nationalist language policies. The outcomes of these protests varied from...

Sickness or Silence: Social Movement Adaptation to COVID-19

Abstract: How have activists responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? While there have been many anecdotal reports  of  the  pandemic’s  impact,  there has been little to no cross...

The Pandemic Crowd: Protest in the Time of COVID-19

Abstract: From collective flash-mobs such as “clap for our carers,” to solidarity campaigns launched by a variety of activist organizations, to the Black Lives Matter movement and anti-lockdown...

Redefining Citizenship, Security, and Stability

Abstract: Predatory governments in the Middle East have survived despite widespread popular revolt and epic governance failures. Only a new governing compact can end this destructive but...

Letter From the Editors

The world is full of urgent global challenges. From climate change to trade disputes, to humanitarian crises and faltering alliances, the 21st century’s second decade has witnessed an assault on many...

Letter From the Dean

This volume of the Journal of International Affairs offers a compelling entry point into a subject that is timely and important, but also understudied: feminism as a global political force. Women...

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INTRODUCTION Letter From the Dean  Letter From the Editors  When Women Stand Together as One: The Power of Women's Grassroots Peace Movements - Leymah Gbowee    GLOBAL AND...

Brexit Matters for the United States

With the looming October 31 Brexit deadline, Desmond Lachman emphasizes the catastrophic implications of the UK's departure from the EU both for the US and the broader world economy. ...

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