At the time this issue of Global Dialogue was being edited the US elections were one of the main topics in the media around the globe. In the meantime, we know that they have led to a post-Trump era but this does not mean that the problems witnessed by the US in the last years […]

Dr. S.M. Rodriguez (Samar Rodriguez-Fairplay; pronouns: they/their) is Assistant Professor of Criminology and Director, LGBTQ+ Studies at Hofstra University, Department of Sociology. They are the author of the book, The Economies of Queer Inclusion: Transnational Organizing for LGBTI Rights in Uganda (2019), in which Rodriguez provides a nuanced analysis of the implications of transnational organizing […]

by Peter Evans, University of California, Berkeley, USA, and member of ISA Research Committees on Economy and Society (RC02), Labour Movements (RC44), and Social Classes and Social Movements (RC47) Since the mid-twentieth century, the trajectory of the United States has been emblematic of the global evolution of capitalism. Is the US still a harbinger of […]

by Gabor Scheiring, Bocconi University, Italy, and member of ISA Research Committees on Economy and Society (RC02), Social Transformations and Sociology of Development (RC09), Sociology of Health (RC15) and Political Sociology (RC18) The coronavirus pandemic helped temporarily slow populism’s rise and relieve the pressure on status quo politics, contributing to Joe Biden’s victory in the […]

by Christopher Muller, University of California, Berkeley, USA and Suresh Naidu, Columbia University, USA The economic devastation wrought by COVID-19, against a background of extreme wealth and income inequality, would seem to be a perfect recipe for a revolutionary situation. Consider the most mechanical economic determinist theories of social mobilization: high structural inequality plus transitory […]

by Patricia Zavella, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA Efforts at reproductive governance that monitor and control women’s reproductive behaviors were central to Trump’s policies, buttressed by anti-abortion rhetoric designed to appease his base, especially evangelicals. The attacks on reproductive justice shared political and ideological foundations with parallel attacks on immigrants. Trump pushed an unprecedented […]

by J. Mijin Cha, Occidental College, USA A second Trump administration would have guaranteed catastrophic climate change, but the prospects for a Green New Deal-type mobilization under a Biden-Harris administration seem dim. President-elect Biden’s commitment to climate action is more aggressive than any previous administration’s, to be clear, but the vision and ambition of the […]

by Marcus Anthony Hunter, UCLA, USA For more than four hundred years, four thousand months, and two hundred million minutes, the United States of America has been living with and in the sin of slavery. Abolished yet alive, as many activists and scholars have demonstrated, slavery in one form or another has persisted and lingered like an […]

by Fanni Beck, Central European University, Hungary, and Pál Nyíri, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands In 1998, an edited volume on the Chinese in Europe identified several successive waves of ethnic Chinese immigration to Europe: small traders from Zhejiang Province in the early twentieth century; colonial migrants from Hong Kong and adjacent areas in the mid-twentieth […]

by Ya-Han Chuang, Institut national d’études démographiques (INED), France, Emilie Tran, Hong Kong Baptist University, and Hélène Le Bail, CNRS, CERI-Sciences Po Paris, France As in other Western European countries like the UK and the Netherlands, the history of Chinese communities in France dates back to the beginning of the twentieth century. The early presence […]