Open to anyone with an interest in historical and contemporary movements of people, ideas, cultures and goods across boundaries. The aim is to encourage interdisciplinary conversations on a wide range of topics of transnational and global significance. These may include but are not necessarily limited to migration, trade, development, empire, consumption, food, sport, languages, literature, religion, technology, sexuality, law, health and environment.
In recent years social scientists have been interested in the growth and transformation of global cities. These metropolises, which function as key command centers in global production networks, manifest many of the social, economic, and political tensions and inequities of neoliberal globalization. Their international appeal as sites of financial…[Read more]
Bruce Buchan deposited Pandours, Partisans, and Petite Guerre: The Two Dimensions of Enlightenment Discourse on War in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 1 month, 3 weeks ago
During the Enlightenment period a certain notion of war came to prominence in European thought. This notion, which I here refer to as ‘civilized war’, centred on the idea that European war-making in the eighteenth century was characterised by humanity and honour. This image of European war-making was sustained by a variety of intellectuals and eve…[Read more]
The twentieth-century debate between modernist and postcolonial scholars around the figure of W.B. Yeats should move beyond purely modern or postcolonial frameworks. Yeats’s poems can be read as meditations through which the Irish poet both anticipates the promise of a postcolonial, modern world, and yet remains attached to the lasting structures…[Read more]
Felipe Furtado Guimaraes deposited Interculturality, Internationalization and Intercomprehension: what is the relation? in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
This paper paper reviews the concepts of interculturality and internationalization of higher education, discussing the relationship between them and additional languages, drawing on some considerations on the use of an approach for the teaching-learning-use of additional languages, known as the intercomprehension approach. The review offered here…[Read more]
Adel Shannaq deposited Participation of Arab developing countries in the dispute settlement system of the World Trade Organisation: limitations and underutilisation in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 2 months, 2 weeks ago
The purpose of this study is to explore in depth the concerns that limit the participation of developing countries in the WTO Dispute Settlement Proceedings. To this end, it investigates the current practice of WTO members. By interviewing Arab specialists, it seeks to understand why Arab developing members are reluctant to use the Dispute…[Read more]
Stacy Fahrenthold deposited Making nations, in the Mahjar: Syrian and Lebanese long-distance nationalisms in New York City, São Paulo, and Buenos Aires, 1913-1929 in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
This dissertation traces the emergence of transnational political institutions among Arabophone Ottoman emigrants living in New York City, São Paulo, and Buenos Aires, and analyzes the development of a long-distance nationalist politics among emigrant activists during and after World War I. Using socially-produced primary materials written and…[Read more]
Acknowledging the central role art from around the globe played in the production of the modern, this seminar will engage with the emergent art historical, methodological, and theoretical literature shaping the history of modern art after the global turn. Particular case studies of regional art movements (in e.g. Cuba, Brazil, India, Japan, Iran,…[Read more]
Artists around the world grappled with the modern, working through local concerns and struggles but continually engaged with counterparts in Europe, North America, and across the “global South.” This course will introduce art, artists, movements, and institutions of modernism from approximately 1880 to the present and from outside of the nor…[Read more]
Bashar H. Malkawi deposited Bashar H. Malkawi, The Contents and Features of Dispute Settlement under US-Jordan FTA: An Appraisal in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
In the area of dispute resolution, the U.S. FTAs with Arab countries share some commonalities. However, the US – JO FTA clearly differs from other U.S. FTAs with Arab countries. Areas of difference include treatment of perishable goods, appeal, panel report, and implementation of panel report. The dispute settlement mechanism in the US – JO FTA…[Read more]
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) includes several provisions concerning trade facilitation such as advance ruling, duty drawback, use of information technology, post clearance audit, and single window.One important aspect of USMCA is the inclusion of de minimis threshold for imports. De minimis is a valuation ceiling for goods…[Read more]
Bashar H. Malkawi deposited Bashar H. Malkawi, Digitalization of Trade in Free Trade Agreements with Reference to the WTO and the USMCA: A Closer Look in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
The question this article addresses is how the WTO supports and deals with digital trade. This article briefly discusses the historical advancement of the Internet, defines the concept of digital trade and its development in the international market. The article then analyzes how existing WTO agreements have dealt with digital trade. The article…[Read more]
Arab countries are attempting to broaden their engagement in the multilateral trading system in a manner that has many implications. Not only have some Arab countries either acceded or are in the pipeline of acceding to the World Trade Organization (WTO), but their new commitments coincide with reorientations in their economic strategies. The…[Read more]
Bashar H. Malkawi deposited The Intellectual Property Provisions of the United States-Jordan Free Trade Agreement: Template or Not Template in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
The objective of this article is to examine the implications of the intellectual property provisions in the US–Jordan Free Trade Agreement (US–JO FTA) and whether they serve as a template for other Arab countries who will be concluding free trade agreements with the USA. My claim in this article is that the intellectual property part of the US–…[Read more]
E-commerce offers economy-wide benefits. World Trade Organization (WTO) members recognized the benefits e-commerce offers and have developed a work program to facilitate the development of e-commerce. However, WTO efforts to facilitate e-commerce have stalled, leading to a slower than anticipated progress.
Bashar H. Malkawi deposited Bashar H. Malkawi, Reflections on Exclusivity and Termination of Commercial Agency in Jordan: The Intertwining of Domestic Regulation and International Trade Law in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 4 months, 1 week ago
The Jordanian Law of Commercial Agents and Intermediaries No. 28 of 2001 covers all forms of sale contracts through intermediaries. This law provides express restrictions and protective provisions on the conduct by local agents of internal commercial agency activities. However, these statutory protections are granted only to registered agencies…[Read more]
While acknowledging the difficulties cities face, Leading the Inclusive City mounts a powerful case that cities do have tools at their disposal for ameliorating inequality, advancing social justice, promoting environmental responsibility, and bolstering community empowerment. Susan Marie Martin thinks citizens of all cities will find this book…[Read more]
Inspired by Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, On the Commodity Trail explores the colourful and fascinating histories of everyday objects. Susan Marie Martin finds the author’s writing style, which includes historical ironies, and parallels between concepts and lived experience, have created a text accessible to a broad, curious readership.
Rashmi Gajare deposited Understanding ‘Othering’ mechanisms: Perils of ‘assimilation’ policies for migrant populations in the group Global & Transnational Studies on Humanities Commons 5 months, 1 week ago
In an ideal society, all inhabitants would be treated equally, but in reality there are divisions with groups of varying dominance, whether clear or hidden. Usually the dominant groups, powerful either by political, cultural or social hegemony create the narrative of ‘otherness’ and pass laws, some of which could be discriminatory. This is esp…[Read more]
Starting from the critique of Enlightenment from Horkheimer/Adorno to Foucault, this essay discusses implications of such critique for the most eminent figure of Serb enlightenment, Dimitrije (Dositej) Obradović. Topics: Politics towards Josef II’ enlightened despotism, the misunderstanding about Obradovic’ championship of a popular literary…[Read more]
Populärwissenschaftliche Darstellung der Geschichte der deutsch-slovenischen Diglossie in Innerösterreich im 16. und 17. Jh.
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