Ronaldo Munck

Ronaldo Munck
Dublin City University | DCU · Faculty Of Science and Health

PhD Essex University, Political Sociology
"Working on the establishment of a Latin American network of civically engaged universities for democracy"

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Introduction
Ronaldo Munck is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Engaged Research at Dublin City University and a member of the Council of Europe Task Force on The Local Democratic Mission of Higher Education. Professor Munck was the first Head of Civic Engagement at DCU and drove the ‘third mission’ alongside teaching and research. For a brief bio note see: https://www.dcu.ie/civic-engagement/personal-homepage-prof-munck
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September 2004 - present
Dublin City University
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  • Head of Civic Engagement
January 2004 - November 2017
Dublin City University
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  • Head of Department
April 1995 - August 2004
University of Liverpool
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  • Professor of Political Sociology

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Up to a decade ago many labour movement strategists and analysts would probably have thought (though not necessarily said) that they were witnessing the beginning of the end of organized labour as a major political force. ‘There is no alternative’ was not just a triumphalist slogan of the political right but a palpable feeling across the political...
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The term ‘precariat’—a precarious proletariat—has achieved considerable prominence in recent years and is probably now ripe for critical deconstruction. It also needs to be situated in terms of a genealogy that includes the marginality debates of the 1960s, the later informal sector problematic and the ‘social exclusion’ optic that became dominant...
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¿por qué América Latina? Comocontinente que se encuentra entre el Norte y el Sur globales, ha generado movimientos sociales internacionalmente significativos, y pued propocionar lecciones globales, sobre todo, sobre cómo debemos abordar el estudio de los movimientos sociales. Propongo un paradigma abierto, que servirá como telón de fondo de los...
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ABSTRACT This article follows the substantial shift in the position of Karl Marx from a somewhat evolutionist conception of development to one that aligns more with our understanding of combined and uneven development. Lenin’s epistemological break from an orthodox or evolutionist view of development to a view of the global economy via the hinge of...
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As we move well beyond the optimism of the left turn in Latin America that began in 2000 and ended (at least temporarily) around 2015 (with the end of the commodities price boom and the defeat of progressive Peronism in Argentina), we have to find ways to reconnect critical thinking with the need to reconstruct hegemony across the broad masses...
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Without higher education’s commitment and leadership, we will not have real democracy. This was the primary conclusion of the Global Forum on Higher Education Leadership for Democracy, Sustainability and Social Justice held at Dublin City University in June. Although this was the seventh Global Forum involving cooperation between the Council of Eu...
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Fernanda Beigel’s collection Key Texts for Latin American Sociology, part of the SAGE Studies in International Sociology series, is a very useful resource for readers of Latin American Perspectives. The dominance of English-language studies has tended to mar�ginalize the region’s intellectual production, and this book presents a rare and overdue...
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The so-called ‘dependency theory’ that emerged in Latin America during the 1960s, and received worldwide attention as the main alternative to the dominant paradigm, is undoubtedly the main Southern contribution to development theory. Within Latin American economic planning circles there had also been an analysis following the Second World War that...
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As Latin America entered the turn to the left, there was a recovery and renewal of the work of José Carlos Mariátegui. The “practical socialism” that he advocated and led in the course of a short but brilliant political career (basically, the 1920s) has much to teach us today if set in its proper historical context and not reduced to catchphrases....
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Our analysis starts with a recovery and renewal of the thinking and practice of the Peruvian/Nuestra América figure of José Carlos Mariátegui (1894–1930) a socialist and labor organizer who set out to “Latin-Americanize” Marx and make him fit for purpose in a continent that he misunderstood so badly. As Fernanda Beigel (2019: 11) has argued rec...
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Development and social change is a broad optic from which to view human history. While contested in many ways, it is an inescapable problematic to evaluate the prospects for humanity. We now live in an era which can provide for the well-being of all. The forces of production are at the very peak of possibilities and they are only constrained by...
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As Latin America entered the turn to the left, there was a recovery and renewal of the work of José Carlos Mariátegui. The “practical socialism” that he advocated and led in the course of a short but brilliant political career (basically, the 1920s) has much to teach us today if set in its proper historical context and not reduced to catchphrase...
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As the world reels from the combined health, economic, political and moral crisis we are in, there is more need than ever to reimagine and remake our futures. With our thinking and our very bodies under threat from all forms of oppression and disinformation, we need to find ways to sustain and empower the more vulnerable amongst us. This volume...
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Globalization in many ways represents the culmination of capitalism’s spread across the world, and a deepening of the rules of the marketplace throughout all spheres of social life. In terms of the possible emergence of a global labour market, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) esti�mates that the effective global labour force has risen fourfold...
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Around 2000, after some 20 years of the neoliberal counterrevolution, a new wave of critical thought arose in the region, revisiting and updating the legacy of the dependency school. It did not only entail a Southern and critical perspective on the development process but a rethinking of its dynamics ‘from below’ as it were, based on ideas adva...
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Este texto, retoma el tema del posdesarrollo en América Latina que desde los años noventa del siglo anterior generó un debate amplio y creciente sobre la crítica del desarrollo económico como discurso ideológico de la dominación del capitalismo norteamericano sobre el mundo, en particular sobre el Sur profundo de África, Asia y Améri�ca Latina....
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To rethink development is an essential task if the term is to have any meaning for us at all. As an area of study and as a policy intervention in the global South, it has taken on an absolutist, yet at the same time a somewhat vacuous, character. While the modalities and theories of development proliferate, its overall benign and beneficial nature...
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For too long there has been a widely shared assumption that “globalization” has created a new world order in which labour can only react to the circumstances that engulf it. But a long-term view shows us that the internationalization of capital in the 1980s and 1990s was, at least in part, a reaction to labour’s considerable strength in the 1960...
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Two recent works on development by participating editors of Latin American Perspectives are of essential interest for scholars and students. In the ambitious synthesis Rethinking Development, Ronaldo Munck links Marxism to various understandings of development by contrasting classical and contemporary theories and ideas. His comprehensive overview...
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Repensar el desarrollo es una tarea esencial para que el término tenga algún significado para nosotros. Como área de estudio y como intervención política en el Sur global, ha adquirido un carácter dominante y absolutista, pero al mismo tiempo algo bastante vacío. Si bien proliferan las modalidades y teorías del desarrollo, su naturaleza benigna y...
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There were 171 new protests between 2016 and 2020 in Latin America and the Caribbean, a 185 percent increase as compared to the period between 2006 and 2010, according to a recently published study by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung think tank and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. Latin America and the Caribbean, the second-most active world re...
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Development theory seeks to account for the uneven pattern of development worldwide and to recommend measures to overcome underdevelopment. Following the Second World War, the modernization perspective, generated in the United States, became the dominant development discourse. Everything would be for the best in the best of all possible worlds if c...
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The complex interrelations of culture and politics are currently at the heart of research and teaching in a number of established and emerging multidisciplinary areas: in cultural and postcolonial studies, for example, cultural sociology, postmodern-inflected political theory, cultural geography, critical anthropology, and critical development stud...
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This new edition of Marx @ 2000 is looking forward to Marx at 2020 at a time when his relevance has come to the fore once again. The capitalist press was replete with references to Karl Marx and his theory of capitalist development and crisis following the global financial crisis which emerged in 2007. Economic liberalism had hit the rails and the...
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The Covid-19 pandemic affects all Council of Europe member states, most other countries in the world and all sectors of society. Public health is of immediate con�cern, but our education response is no less vital. I am therefore pleased that our Education sector responded very quickly and convincingly, with a first extraordinary online meeting o...
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Social movements play a significant role in the political and social landscape of Latin America. They emanate from different sections of society and are motivated by many different concerns, including workers’ rights, agrarian and land reform, the rights of indigenous peoples, gender inequality and the fight against environmental degradation. In So...
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As a matter of balance of the contributions joined in the Dossier, this final word draws a comprehensive picture of the issues discussed by the authors and raises some questions pointing to a possible agenda for current labor studies. First, it sparks reflections going in the sense of discussing the actual meaning of what is to be considered either...
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Tags: Development | 0 212 To rethink development is an essential task if the term is to have any meaning for us at all. As an area of study and as a policy intervention in the global South, it has taken on an absolutist, yet at the same time a somewhat vacuous, character. While the modalities and theories of development proliferate, its overall ben...
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Decir que América Latina está ‘en la encrucijada’ es una expre-sión que se ha usado mucho al punto de abuso. Pero hoy día no llega ni a expresar la urgencia de la situación: con una pandemia que hasta fines de 2020 ha matado a habitantes de la región y con una crisis económica que le seguirá en 2021 estamos en una situación crítica. Como una crisis...
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This chapter sets out to define the broad terrains of both Marxism and development with a view to posit the main dilemmas now facing us in theory and in practice in terms of the global order and its transformation. It sees Marxism and development as, to some extent, parallel discourses both contending with the issue of human progress, albeit in ver...
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With the collapse of the Soviet Union’s development model and that of the national developmental states, the 1990s saw the emergence of neoliberal globalisation as a dominant development paradigm. Its advocates promised A Flat World where all economic differences would disappear as the magic of the market created a convergence of living standards....
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Lenin’s early work on the development capitalism in Russia took a dramatic turn during the First World War when he articulated an influential theory of international political economy. Based largely on the work of other Marxists (Hilferding and Bukharin) and liberal writers (Hobson) Lenin argued that imperialism was the Highest Stage of Capitalism....
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The so-called ‘dependency theory’ that emerged in Latin America during the 1960s and received worldwide attention as the main alternative to the dominant paradigm is undoubtedly the main Southern contribution to development theory. This chapter recounts how the activist intellectuals driving it saw themselves Completing Lenin by adding the view of...
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Rosa Luxemburg was, above all, a fierce critic of the lack of socialist democracy in post-revolutionary Russia. She was also a pioneer in the development of a Marxist theory of imperialism in a way which was quite distinct from the dominant Marxist model of Hilferding/Bukharin/Lenin. Essentially, it prioritised the impact of imperialism on the non-...
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Marx did not write about ‘development’ as currently understood in development studies for example but, rather, about the development of the capitalist Mode of Production, a much more specific and grounded topic. We follow in this chapter his analysis of how capitalism emerged and spread its wings across the globe, eventually dominating every sphere...
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In the 1980s there was a general impasse perceived in terms of Marxism’s influence on the development problematic. The dependency approach was also seen to have diminishing purchase with the rise of the East Asian ‘tiger’ countries that seemed to disprove the simplistic version of the theory as articulated by Andre Gunder Frank among others. From o...
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At the start of the twentieth century a new, alternative, development theory emerged in Latin America some thirty years after the dependency approach. It was focused on an indigenous development model known variously as Buen Vivir (loosely translated as living well), Sumak Kawsay (in Kichwa) or Suma Qumaña (in Aymara). There is a wide range of post...
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Lenin put Marxism into practice, leading the Russian revolutions in 1905, July 1917 and, finally, October 1917. Lenin was also a close student of development and our first section below deals with his neglected classic The Development of Capitalism in Russia published in 1889. Interestingly, he took a considerably more negative view of the prospect...
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Apart from the Marx for whom ‘the country that is more developed industrially only shows, to the less developed, the image of its own future’ there is a ‘late Marx’ who begins to engage with what we now call underdevelopment. In the section Beyond Stages we show how Marx, in the last decade of his life, engaged closely with events in Russia and bro...
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The COVID-19 pandemic is a watershed. Higher education had to react rapidly and take challenging decisions on how to reorganise teaching and learning as well as research and other activities. Institutions needed to take account of the health and safety of students and staff as well as of the framework established by public authorities for addressin...
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Development and underdevelopment are the main determinants of life-chances worldwide, arguably more so than social class. Marxism, as the underlying theory for social revolution, needs to have a clear understanding of the dynamics of development and social progress. Exploring the intersection of Marxism and development, this book looks at Marx’s or...
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“This book undertakes its analysis with historical depth and finesse, wide engagement and crystal clear language. A formidable work that offers many fresh insights.” — Jan Nederveen Pieterse, University of California Santa Barbara, USA “Ronaldo Munck’s critical reassessment of Marxist thought has timely relevance. His ultimate methodological goal...
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The Marx that is now being rediscovered has very little in common with the wooden Marxism that once dominated internationally or the theological debates in the Marxist currents to the left of official communism. To understand the contradictions of the new global order, Marx’s original theory of capitalism was a required starting point. Marx – as w...
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Karl Polanyi provides a rich repertoire of concepts to build a critical understanding of the world of globalization and alternatives to the status quo. In reviewing two recent collections around the work of Polanyi, we show some of the concepts that might be developed in terms of ‘using Polanyi’. This would include his inspired double-movement conc...
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Para el estudio de los movimientos sociales tenemos que desarrollar una metodología apropiada. Tenemos que ser reflexivos en nuestras metodolo-gías y conscientes de la necesidad de transparencia, sea cual sea el método particular que proponemos implementar. Este artículo avanzará en unos momen-tos distintos, por así decirlo. Primero, aborda la ampl...
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Once again the indigenous movement in Ecuador has shown its considerable capacity for mobilization and the creation of social alliances for change. Media coverage of the October 2019 uprising has been both weak and openly biased, giving credence to a mythical “enemy within.” A chronology of events from the social movements themselves shows that thi...
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Dualist, as against dialectical, thinking is seen to dominate the understanding of both informal and precarious work. We pose instead the centrality of labor in the making of capital and vice versa. An alternative approach to globalization and labor is posed that breaks with dualist thinking. As against the legalization or formalization frame to de...
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Since the great financial crisis of 2007–2009 there has been a flurry of attention being paid even in the mainstream press—to the issue of precarious work and the emergence of a “precariat.” Very often, this new “dangerous class” is thought to be replacing the role of the Marxist proletariat. Beneath all the hyperbole there are, of course, real iss...
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La pandemia, la izquierda y la transformación social
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Latin America sits between the promises of globalization to attain full development and democracy and the older chimera of nationalism pledged to attain the same objectives albeit by different means. This chapter starts with a summary of the National-Popular Development State, the dominant development matrix from 1950 to 1980. The developmental sta...
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Social movements in Latin America have always attracted attention, but there is no agreed-upon paradigm, certainly not one accepted in Latin America. A review from a Latin American perspective of the strengths and weaknesses of the theoretical paradigms used to understand these movements suggests a revitalized paradigm that foregrounds the agency o...
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Every day there are more elderly people who decide to live in a different country from their country of birth. This phenomenon of older migrants reveals a distinct counter-current from the economically more-developed Northern countries to the less-developed and developing South, therefore requiring a new and different theoretical analysis that does...
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The West-centric bias of most utopian thinking is revealed clearly in the burgeoning literature on cosmopolitanism and global civil society. What could seem more logical than to counterpose to the emerging global state of the US/IMF/WB/WTO a globalization from below articulated by a Gramsci-inspired ‘global civil society’? Yet in practice this appr...
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Social movements in Latin America have always attracted a lot of attention and no small amount of passion. A key feature of the political and social landscape of the region, they defy existing theoretical frameworks because of the diversity and scope of their activities and appeal. Today, as the period of progressive governments that began in 2000...
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Este libro explora varios aspectos de la relación entre el desarollo y cuestiones sociales como ser el género, la migración y el trabajo, además del aspecto crítico de la cuestión ambiental. Lo hace sin una perspectiva única o pre-establecida. Busca, por el contrario, abrir paso a una discusión amplia y abierta a nivel de la sociedad civil y no sol...
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This article is an introduction to the Special Issue: Exploring Cross-Border Cultural Policy in Practice. It outlines the importance of considering cultural policy on the island of Ireland in a cross-border context and reflects on learning gained from an event on the subject co-organised by Cultural Policy Observatory Ireland, the Social Innovation...
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A global labour movement is possible if traditional trade unions learn to see informal workers for the enormous asset that they are. A new series looks at how they might do that. Ronaldo Munck 15 October 2019
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The current debate on the social question at a global level needs to recognize very clearly the overarching structural divisions between the dominant imperialist countries and what we might call “dependent capitalism.” What is commonly known as “globalization” has not produced a “smooth,” more equal world, as its advocates proclaimed it would, but...
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It is often forgotten that Antonio Gramsci is, in fact, a political figure from the global South, We present here a Gramsci as union organiser who promoted a radically antieconomistic perspective on trade unionism and promoted an alliance between the industrial workers of the North and the rural migrants from the Mezzogiorno. This perspective allow...
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"By persuasively packing The Local Mission of Higher Education with case studies of innovative collaborations with community partners by institutions that range broadly in size and locale, this compelling volume demonstrates the power of the particular to resonate as universal across the globe. As higher education institutions team up in and across...
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Latin American studies were not immune to the “Palestinian question” in the past, but there has been renewed interest since the launch, in response to a call from Palestinian civil society in 2005, of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which has attracted exponentially growing support among Latin American academic and intellectu...
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Dualist, as against dialectical, thinking is seen to dominate the understanding of both informal and precarious work. We pose instead the centrality of labor in the making of capital and vice versa. An alternative approach to globalization and labor is posed that breaks with dualist thinking. As against the legalization or formalization frame to de...
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Once seen as the vanguard of a new social order, the contemporary labor movement has been written off by many progressive activists and scholars as a relic of the past. They should not be so hasty. Rather than spelling the beginning of the end for organized labor, globalization has brought new opportunities for reinvention, and a sea change in both...
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The title of this text conjures up an image of Karl Marx sitting at his PC, surfing the Web for the latest news on the apparent collapse of the Asian Tigers’ economic model, the social explosion in Indonesia or the general strike in Denmark. I fancy he would be quite at home, and his analysis would be as acute as ever. Now, some years ago, it becam...
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Water is an indispensable element for life and social development. It is also an underpinning enabler for many of the Millennium Development Goals. Sustainable development, without free access to potable water, is quite simply inconceivable. From these imperatives the Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) paradigm has emerged in recent years...
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Saskia Sassen in Foreword says The space of the city accommodates a broad range of political activities – squatting, demonstrations against police brutality, neighbourhood activism, fighting for the rights of immigrants and the homeless, the politics of culture and identity, gay and lesbian and queer politics. Much of this becomes visible on the st...
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It is now increasingly acknowledged that universities can play an importantroleintermsoflocalcommunitydevelopmentinsupportofcivilsociety, especially in a knowledge-based global economy and a world characterized by social exclusions and inequalities. The productive interaction between the university and the wider community can be beneficial in a numb...
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Community-based research (CBR) has become an integral element of the contemporary university’s repertoire of activities. It may take different forms and respond to different priorities but it is no longer a marginal activity. It now joins community-based learning—which has a much longer history—as a key component of what is becoming known as the en...
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The complex interrelations of culture and politics are currently at the heart of research and teaching in a number of established and emerging multidisciplinary areas: in cultural and postcolonial studies, for example, cultural sociology, postmodern-inflected political theory, cultural geography, critical anthropology, and critical development stud...
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Labour's loss of direction or, at least, uncertainty on the way forward, is not confined to those countries in which it has been most dramatically undermined by neo-liberalism or marginalized by the growth of new social movements. It can also be found in such countries as South Africa and Brazil - places in which the unions have played a major, if...
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Around 2000, after some 20 years of the neoliberal counterrevolution, a new wave of critical thought arose in the region, revisiting and updating the legacy of the dependency school. It did not only entail a Southern and critical perspective on the development process but a rethinking of its dynamics ‘from below’ as it were, based on ideas advanced...
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Rarely has a term been so over-inflated and so over-extended that it has become practically meaningless, while at the same time achieving iconic status. I propose here to carry out a (very) brief deconstruction of the term populism and the presentation of an alternative reading based on the work of the late Ernesto Laclau (On Populist Reason) and m...
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In 2018 the most used and abused term was undoubtedly that of 'populism'. Rarely has a term been so over-inflated and so over-extended that it has become practically meaningless, while at the same time achieving iconic status. I propose here to carry out a (very) brief deconstruction of the term populism and the presentation of an alternative readi...
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En Irlanda entre un 10 y 15% de la población nació fuera de Irlanda. Hay sectores como la construcción donde esa cifra llega al 30%. El impacto ha sido mínimo. Todos están contentos, podés comprar comida polaca, qué se yo. Ese es un efecto positivo. Pero mirás los países mediterráneos—España e Italia en particular— y es realmente una crisis humanit...
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Development studies is typically used by agencies concerned on improving the living conditions of people across the world by advancing capitalism as the institutional and policy framework of the global development process. Veltmeyer and Delgado Wise, on the contrary, view capitalism as the problem rather than the solution, and provide a critical de...

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To better grasp the complexity of social movements and their objectives from a Latin American perspective
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The book I co-edited tries to open up this debate There are many voices here Please add yours
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Migration and Social Transformation (MST): A Research-Policy-Practice Network The International Social Work with Refugees and Migrants programme at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt (FHWS) in Germany, together with its international partners in Europe, Africa and Latin America, is launching an engaged research-policy-practice network to pursue a new agenda, which seeks to turn migration/refugee research into an active partnership with society, to address the pressing social needs of migrants who suffer from a range of exclusionary processes, not least those based on racial, gender and class differences. The main principles of the engaged research-policy-practice network are: • Migrant protagonism: it is the agency and resilience of migrants and refugees that we see as central to the complex process of people’s mobility in the era of globalisation, this is the epistemological and institutional driver of MST’s objectives; • Intersectionality: to address the impact of “race,” gender, class, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sexual orientation/gender identity and political affiliation in the migratory processes. These divisions that are at the core of the migration processes, can be exacerbated or mediated by the role of civil society in the transit and destination countries; • Importance of the care economy and emotions: moving beyond “rational” explanations of migration, it is not only the political economy of migration processes that matter but the way they shape and are shaped by the international care economy, and attention to emotions and meaning-making; • Participatory action research: this implies giving voice to migrants and refugees in a process of co-research and co-production of knowledge, experiential learning is key to a transformative strategy as is the sharing and analysis of that experience; • Centrality of life and dignity leading to social transformation: we need to create safe democratic spaces where transnational migrants and refugees can find voice and share their experience, moving towards the transformation of society to offer decent work and a dignified life for all. The founding partners of MST are located in three global regions: Africa: Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe Europe: Germany, Greece, Ireland Latin America: Argentina, Brazil, Mexico Our emphasis will be on the complexity of migration movements and South-South migration, decentering the corridors emphasized from a European or US perspective. The complex process of migration leads us to address its dynamics at a regional level, transnational flows and the formation of diasporas in their different expressions. The activities of MST will be focused initially around the following areas: • Workshops and Summer Schools: a programme of activities will be announced for 2021-2022 • Research funding: a variable configuration of the MST partners and external partners where indicated will seek dedicated German/EU funding for networking and engaged research projects • This work will be underpinned by an active web portal amplified by social media presence that will act as an organiser for the network, a platform for its activities and as a shared resource for research on/with migrants and refugees. All activities will be guided by the methodologal principles of migrant/refugee protagonism, the co-creation of knowledge and the integration of theory and practice. Contact: Tanja Kleibl • Ronaldo Munck • Petra Daňková (Tanja.kleibl@fhws.de) • (Ronnie.munck@dcu.ie) • (petra.dankova@fhws.de)