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November 2016
The Growing Importance of Diaspora Politics
by Fiona B. Adamson
“[D]iaspora politics can be viewed as not only enhancing or challenging state power in particular cases, but also contributing to new forms of global identity politics that transcend state institutions.”

November 2016
Diasporas’ Impacts on Economic Development
by Devesh Kapur
“[S]ending countries can certainly do more, such as increase human capital investments, strengthen networks that increase the development value of diasporas, reduce barriers to return and circulation, and, above all, create an environment to attract and retain talent.”

November 2016
Mexicans in the United States: In Pursuit of Inclusion
by Alexandra Délano Alonso
“The disadvantages faced by Mexican migrants, the challenges of their integration into US society, and the question of the rights due to noncitizens are at the core of the immigration debate in the United States.”

November 2016
Opportunities and Anxieties for the Chinese Diaspora in Southeast Asia
by Hong Liu
“[F]or the first time in modern history, a rising China is shaping the relationship, transforming the diaspora’s identity...”

November 2016
Misperceptions of the ‘Muslim Diaspora’
by Sara Silvestri
“[T]he main religious traditions all share references to journeys and emigration experiences as metaphors for the human condition.”

November 2016
Perspective: How Refugee Diasporas Respond to Trauma
by Maria Koinova
The kind of support refugees receive to help them deal with the stresses of displacement can determine whether they will be a constructive or a divisive force.

November 2016
Books: A Mixed-Up World
by Frank J. Korom
A new book seeks to explain how diaspora cultures interact to form new creole blends. From London to the Caribbean, carnival season can be a mashup of politics and heritage.

November 2016
The Month in Review: September 2016
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in September, country by country, day by day.

November 2016
Diasporas by the Numbers
by the editors of Current History
Statistical charts

November 2015
The Urban-Rural Gap and the Dilemma of Governance
by Anirudh Krishna
“For generations, this urban bias in policy making, inherited from colonial times, has stunted the growth of human capital among the vast rural populations of [developing] countries.”

November 2015
Trade, Development, and Inequality
by Uri Dadush
“[T]he most powerful underlying force driving increased inequality is not trade by itself but skill-biased technological change—machines and methods that reduce the need for unskilled labor and boost demand for more specialized and skilled workers.”

November 2015
How Genetic Engineering Can Help Small Farmers in Developing Countries
by Jennifer A. Thomson
“Genetically modified crops alone are not enough to assure that smallholder farmers will prosper, but they can help to improve their livelihoods.”

November 2015
Growth, the Environment, and Development in the Anthropocene
by Joyeeta Gupta
“Unlike the developed world, which is locked into its production-, consumption-, and infrastructure-intensive lifestyles, the developing countries still have multiple options.”

November 2015
A Better Model for Foreign Aid
by William D. Savedoff
“The most promising new paradigm calls for providing aid based on results, without . . . demanding adherence to particular plans.”

November 2015
Perspective: The Trouble with the Sustainable Development Goals
by William Easterly
The UN’s new manifesto is a verbose embodiment of the development industry’s predilection for grandiose action plans. Spreading ideals of democratic and economic freedom is far more effective.

November 2015
Books: Can the ‘Great Surge’ Continue?
by Joshua Lustig
In his new book, Steven Radelet hails the historic advances of developing nations over the past couple of decades in health, education, and poverty reduction, but hedges his bets on the future.

November 2015
The Month in Review: September 2015
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in September, country by country, day by day.

November 2015
Sustainable Development Goals
by the editors of Current History
Text of goals set at September 2015 UN summit.

November 2014
The Global Legacies of World War I
by John Horne
“Although the prestige of European civilization suffered a body blow in World War I, it took most Europeans longer to realize that their continent was not the center of the world, and longer still to think of a war fought mainly in Europe as a truly global conflict.”

November 2014
Rediscovering Internationalism
by Glenda Sluga
“The world ended up with a League that simultaneously normalized international government and privileged the nation-state as the normative form of political sovereignty.”

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