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A brief report highlighting research ouputs and other activities by researchers attached to the ISS Research Group on Governance, Globalisation and Social Justice (GGSJ) has just been released.

The report can be downloaded here.

ISSWith regards,

GGSJ Management Team (Des, Karin and Jeff).

Visiting Academic Staff though EUSA_ID Programme

pic Paremoer 2009_smallDr. Lauren Paremoer from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, is currently visiting the ISS as part of the EU-funded project – Capacity Building in Higher Education for an improved cooperation between the EU and South Africa in the field of Development Studies (EUSA_ID).

The EUSA_ID Consortium, coordinated by the Ruhr University of Bochum, involves 6 European and 6 South African universities and has been operational since mid-2014.

Dr. Paremoer, who has been awarded an EUSA_ID academic staff mobility grant, will be hosted by the GGSJ research programme, including by Dr. Jeff Handmaker.

Paremoer is converting her earlier research on the way that HIV/AIDS treatment struggles have shaped the scope and content of social citizenship in post-apartheid South Africa, into a book manuscript. Dr. Paremoer will be visiting the ISS until the beginning of November 2015. She can be contacted in room 1.07.

GGSJ researchers at the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam are alarmed at the ill-informed and increasingly racist tone of the “debate” in Europe on migration.

This “debate” is focused on narrow sectarian interests; it misses a social justice perspective, and not least the voices of migrants themselves.

In 2014, GGSJ researchers led by Dr. Thanh Dam Truong completed a 2-year, IDRC-funded project involving a global network of researchers. A book published by Springer, entitled Migration, Gender and Social Justice (available as an open access publication) was accompanied by a series of Policy Briefs.

These policy briefs, aimed at policy makers and the general public, make clear that this is a GLOBAL issue and not just a European one.

For example, one policy brief address the experiences of Senegalese women in Spain.

Photo: ISS-IDRC

Photo: ISS-IDRC

All publications are available on the project website: www.iss.nl/IDRC.

Contact person: Jeff Handmaker

Latest from ISS research fellow Omar Barghouti

New-York-Times-LogoIsraeli Extremism Will Encourage Global Boycott

Shedding democratic pretenses and adopting unmasked colonial policies will enhance a movement that’s been a serious threat to Israel.

Omar Barghouti*
New York Times – May 8, 2015

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Israel has elected the most fanatic governments in its history. But many Palestinian human rights activists and politicians expect this government, an unpalatable cocktail of right, far-right and fundamentalist Jewish parties, to be the mother of all silver-lined clouds.

This drastic shift to the right cannot, in the short term, bode well for Palestinians languishing under Israel’s regime of oppression. The siege of Gaza, the illegal construction of settlements, especially in Jerusalem, the destruction of Palestinian communities in the Jordan Valley and the Naqab (Negev) will get worse, exacting an even steeper human price.

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A brief report highlighting research ouputs and other activities by researchers attached to the ISS Research Group on Governance, Globalisation and Social Justice (GGSJ) has just been released.

The report can be downloaded here.

ISSWith regards,

GGSJ Management Team (Des, Karin and Jeff).

 

9783642280122We are pleased to announce the publication of our book, published by Springer:

Migration, Gender and Social Justice

Perspectives on Human Insecurity

This is the culmination of a two-year, IDRC funded research programme that involved collaboration with research partners in countries all over the world. A downloadable preview of our book is available here: http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-642-28012-2/page/1

The book has been published on an open access basis (we purchased the rights), which means it will be freely available. We invite you to explore the book and its contents and to send feedback.

Thanh-Dam Truong (initiator and coordinator of the research cluster on Migration and Human Security between 2007-2012 and principal investigator in the IDRC-funded project on Migration, Gender and Social Justice)

also on behalf of co-authors Des Gasper, Jeff Handmaker and Sylvia Bergh.

As part of the Migration, Gender and Social Justice (MGSJ) project, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and implemented by the ISS, in February of this year, 11 policy briefs were finalised by various researchers also funded by the IDRC. They were edited and compiled by ISS as part of the IDRC-sponsored project ‘Migration, Gender and Social Justice’ (MGSJ).

The MGSJ policy briefs are available here.

More information about the MGSJ Project is available at this link:  www.iss.nl/IDRC


International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.