New Special Issues from Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal

Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal

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Special Issues

Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal
  • Guest Editors: Miranda Forsyth, Lia Kent, Sinclair Dinnen, Joanne Wallis & Srinjoy Bose

    Critical hybridity in development and peacebuilding

    • Volume 2, Issue 4 (2017)

    The concept of hybridity has been used in numerous ways by scholars across a range of disciplines to generate important analytical and methodological insights. Its most recent application in the social sciences has also attracted powerful critiques that have highlighted its limitations and challenged its continuing usage. The articles in this collection provide both theoretical and empirical insights into the value and functioning of hybridity as a concept in the context of development and peacebuilding.

  • Guest Editor: Anke Draude

    The agency of the governed

    • Volume 2, Issue 5 (2017)

    Research on global norm diffusion and institutional transfer has long neglected the agency of the governed. In the last decade, conventional top-down approaches have been increasingly challenged because they have downplayed interactions between the global and the local, in which the governed constantly coproduce and change global standards, their meanings, and their functionality. This collection explores adaptational dynamics between the global and the local, by asking: How and why do actors on the receiving end of North-South relations shape processes of norm diffusion and institutional transfer; and to what effect?