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Raúl Delgado Wise and Humberto Márquez Covarrubias

The relationship between migration and development is a topic of growing interest among international organizations. To varying degrees, those organizations see remittances as an essential tool in the development of migrant-sending, underdeveloped countries. We argue that this view, on which most pertinent public policies are based, misrepresents the notion of development and obscures the root causes of current labor migration. This limited and distorted perspective should be discarded, and the phenomenon should be analyzed in a comprehensive manner that includes strategic/structural, multi-dimensional, and multi-spatial approaches based on the political economy of development. This type of analysis should take into account the following interrelated dimensions: social agents, global context, regional integration, national environment, and local levels.

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The Aporia of Power

Crisis and the Emergence of the Corporate State

Bruce Kapferer

The argument focuses on the corporate state as an increasingly significant political assemblage that has enabled new configurations of power with related social effects. Here the discussion proceeds from Karl Polanyi's thesis in The Great Transformation. A critical idea that Polanyi pursued related to the state production of economism and individualism, which prepared the ground for the expansion of capital in its globalizing form. The essay develops this idea, indicating that the nationalist capitalism of the state led to a radical change in the political and social orders of states, gradually giving rise to the corporate state assemblage. The emphasis here is on the corporate state as a socio-political order that places radically distinct structural dynamics into impossible conjunction, leading to progressively disastrous social effects concerning poverty and the emergence of new configurations in which war and violence take specific shapes.

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Gramsci in and beyond resistances

The search for an autonomous political initiative among a subaltern group in the Beninese savanna

Riccardo Ciavolella

categories, their political initiatives remain “subject to the initiatives” of others (Q3, §46, 323; Q25), without aiming at transforming the moral grammars and the structural dynamics of the current historical bloc. Thus, “autonomy” is likely to appear as a

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Offshore Desires

Mobility, Liquidity and History in Shakespeare’s Mediterranean

Rui Carvalho Homem

imagery of romance are largely suspended by the structural dynamics of a comedy modally inflected by satire against an urban landscape, rather than maritime vistas. 37 Nonetheless, the play is dominated by representations of circulation and flow, of the

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Sunday Paul Chinazo Onwuegbuchulam and Khondlo Mtshali

both government and other stakeholders, conceived as agents of conversion ( Sen 2005 ). In order to achieve this, it is necessary to further delve into the Liberal-Communitarian theoretical debate, which analyses the agency/structural dynamics necessary