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Penny Welch and Susan Wright

This issue of Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences includes work by authors from Austria, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Brazil and Sweden. The five articles cover a diverse range of

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“Voluntary Return” without Civil Society?

How the Exclusion of Nongovernment Actors from the Austrian and British Return Regimes Affects the Quality of Voluntariness

Reinhard Schweitzer

dimensions of voluntariness. I empirically support these arguments with the help of original qualitative field data providing insights into counseling practices within the Austrian and British return regimes, both of which have witnessed a shift from NGO to

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Plastic Packaging, Food Supply, and Everyday Life

Adopting a Social Practice Perspective in Social-Ecological Research

Lukas Sattlegger, Immanuel Stieß, Luca Raschewski, and Katharina Reindl

of thought in Austria and Germany, sharing a common research focus but applying heterogeneous theoretical and conceptual assumptions (for a comparison, see Kramm et al. 2017 ). In this article, we mainly refer to SRN as they are conceptualized in the

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Jaap Westbroek, Harry Nijhuis, and Laurent van der Maesen

levels of evolving complexity. The Austrian philosopher Wolfgang Röd (1986) analyzed the nature and origins of different interpretations of dialectics since ancient times, in order to understand contemporary dialectical philosophy. He concluded that

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Talal Asad

Talal Asad, Jonathan Boyarin, Nadia Fadil, Hussein Ali Agrama, Donovan O. Schaefer, and Ananda Abeysekara

into my evolving outlook over the years. My interest in anthropology developed slowly. I've been aware of and intrigued by social and cultural differences from my childhood. My father was an intellectual Austrian Jew, a correspondent of the

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Neoliberal student activism in Brazilian higher education

The case of ‘Students For Liberty Brasil’

Evandro Coggo Cristofoletti and Milena Pavan Serafim

Economic Affairs. Today these Brazilian organisations are linked to international networks of neoliberal think tanks, notably North American organisations. One of the main leaders of the MPS was Friedrich August von Hayek, an Austrian economist and

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Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and Mette Louise Berg

, Reinhard Schweitzer, and Zeynep Sahin Mencutek in the contexts of Canada, the UK and Austria, and Turkey respectively—“shows how voluntariness works to entangle unlikely subjects into policies and practices of migration management, hide the violence of

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Editorial Introduction

The Role of “Voluntariness” in the Governance of Migration

Reinhard Schweitzer, Rachel Humphris, and Pierre Monforte

targeting migrants with no or precarious legal status (in Canada, the UK, Austria, and Turkey). While (Western) governments commonly present these programs as a more humane and less expensive alternative to enforced removal, in practice the two kinds of

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Lesley Wood, Ronald Barnett, and Penny Welch

organise their classes or assessment tasks in innovative ways (p. 50). But for those in relatively secure employment, there are many detailed examples from Sweden, the United States of America, Scotland, Austria and Denmark of how relational pedagogy and

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Zeynep S. Mencutek

person or reactivating the registration of someone who has been issued a deportation order. Unlike in European countries like the UK, Germany, Austria, or the Netherlands, independent civil society organizations have not played any counseling or execution