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Heather Wurtz and Olivia Wilkinson

, interventions by many of the local faith actors in our study promote community solidarity, cohesion, and the training and education of local residents. This has been seen in other “Southern” approaches, such as Cuba's model of refugee response that promotes

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“Four Guys and a Hole in the Floor”

Racial Politics of Mobility and Excretion among BC-Based Long Haul Truckers

Amie McLean

argue that “cultural difference” models of automobility map too easily onto racist constructions of nonwhite drivers. They thereby can and do elide racist colonial histories of automobility while translating racist driving assumptions into the coded

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Introduction

Reconceptualizing Transit States in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation

Antje Missbach and Melissa Phillips

emerging economies, and destination countries wealthy and highly sought-after. Such a framework reinforces what have been seen as inaccurate portrayals of the contemporary political world through center-periphery models, as promoted by adherents of long

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The Algorithmics and Biopolitics of Race in Emerging Smart Border Practices and Technologies

Tamara Vukov

Analytics Tool (SBAT) as one that “leverages ‘big data’ and geospatial capabilities to analyze the migration of people … across the border,” offering “predictive and descriptive modeling, data mining, simulation and other analytic techniques to identify

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Places of Otherness

Comparing Eastleigh, Nairobi, and Xiaobei, Guangzhou, as Sites of South-South Migration

Neil Carrier and Gordon Mathews

ways, moving away from the “low-end” model, with new malls built with slicker designs and incorporating mainstream Kenyan chain stores and banks too: in some ways, the Eastleigh economy is formalizing. Somalis have also expanded well beyond Eastleigh

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Mobile Disasters

Catastrophes in the Age of Manufactured Uncertainty

Steve Matthewman

. 26 “A new WHO air quality model confirms that 92% of the world’s population lives in places where air quality levels exceed WHO limits.” World Health Organization, “WHO Releases Country Estimates on Air Pollution Exposure and Health Impact,” press

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The Territorialization of Vietnam's Northern Upland Frontier

Migrant Motivations and Misgivings from World War II until Today

Sarah Turner, Thi-Thanh-Hien Pham, and Ngô Thúy Hạnh

project, somewhat reworking past models. Not surprisingly, interviewees who migrated after 1996 were far more positive about the infrastructure available in recent years, noting that government policies such as Program 135 (to alleviate poverty in

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Sébastien Dubé

of David Mitrany's functionalist theory. The conditions are not met for another “traditional” wave of regionalism for at least three reasons. First, there is no supply from elites nor demand from civil society to replicate previous models or revive

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Harlan Koff and Carmen Maganda

June 5 is World Environment Day, also known as Eco-day. It is an environmental awareness day run by the United Nations (UN). Of course, the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, also run by the UN, now dominates our discussions of sustainability in global affairs. However, localized visions of sustainable development continue to thrive. These development models are based on local movements that include a variety of actors with concrete grievances and focused visions for the futures of their communities. These movements and visions are relevant for World Environment Day because they reflect the spirit of this initiative through grassroots activities.

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Inclusive innovation and sustainable development in affordable habitat

From the linear intervention model to Social Technological Systems

Facundo Picabea

English abstract: In the last thirty years, Latin America has seen a significant growth in a set of approaches, schools of thought and social movements, which posit that is impossible to effect a transformation in the region without processes focused on inclusion and democracy. Recent analyses on some of these trends reveal the existence of linear and deterministic assumptions in the various models used to address the issue. From the analytical dimension to the regulatory, this work puts forward an inclusive and participatory development model. Unlike technological systems based on income maximization, private appropriation and benefit restriction, Social Technological Systems represent a systemic strategic vision: new development paths, new ways of thinking about problems and socio-technical solutions, and new ways of exercising democracy.

Spanish abstract: En los últimos treinta años, América Latina ha visto crecer significativamente un conjunto de enfoques, corrientes y movimientos sociales que sostienen la imposibilidad de transformar la región si no es a través de procesos que valoricen la inclusión y la democracia. Recientes análisis sobre algunas de estas corrientes ponen en evidencia la continuidad de supuestos lineales y deterministas. De la dimensión analítica a la regulatoria, este trabajo propone un modelo de desarrollo inclusivo y participativo. Frente a los sistemas tecnológicos basados en la maximización de la renta, la apropiación privada y la restricción de los beneficios, los Sistemas Tecnológicos Sociales responden a una visión estratégica sistémica: nuevos senderos de desarrollo, nuevas formas de concebir problemas y soluciones socio-técnicas, nuevas formas de ejercer la democracia.

French abstract: Durant les trente dernières années, l’Amérique latine a connu la croissance significative d’un ensemble d’approches, d’écoles de pensée et de mouvements sociaux qui revendiquent l’impossibilité d’une transformation dans la région sans processus inclusifs et démocratiques. Des analyses récentes de certaines de ces tendances révèlent l’existence de suppositions linéaires et déterministes dans les modèles utilisés. Partant d’une dimension analytique vers une perspective règlementaire, ce travail revendique un modèle de développement inclusif et participatif. A la différence des systèmes technologiques fondés sur la maximisation des revenus, l’appropriation privée et la restriction des bénéfices, les Systèmes Sociaux Technologiques représentent une vision systémique stratégique : des voies et des manières nouvelles pour penser les problèmes et les solutions sociotechniques et des formes novatrices d’exercice démocratique.