Author: Gastbeitrag

Border Thinking – Decolonizing the Humanities and Social Sciences – Part I 

Anna Pfaffenstaller and Jacques Zannou[1] Our articles focus in two parts on border thinking to decolonize the humanities and social sciences. As border thinking is complex, the two articles are intended to give fundamental and reflective approaches to encourage further exploration of border thinking. To think and practice decoloniality, which…

To shoot or not to shoot?  How did nonviolent movements avoid hard repression during the presidential breakdown of 2000 in Ecuador?*

Since the beginning of the third wave of democratization in Latin America (1978), 15 Latin American presidents have not completed their term for various reasons such as impeachment, overthrow, or resignation. Most of the overthrows that took place in Latin America were accompanied by street protests and nonviolent mobilizations that…

Green Sabbaths: Adapting Tradition for the Anthropocene

Just before the Covid pandemic hit, I founded the Green Sabbath Project.  This campaign seeks to adapt the ancient biblical concept of shabbat to serve as one remedy for our collective environmental crises.  The idea is to create a mass movement that revolves around a ritualized weekly vehicle for ecological…

Development: a failed project

It’s time to abandon development and think about postdevelopment instead. This article is part of ourEconomy’s ‘Decolonising the economy’ series on openDemocracy. See original post here. They talk to me about progress, about ‘achievements,’ diseases cured, improved standards of living. I am talking about societies drained of their essence, cultures trampled…
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