What influence does living or working in a given area, an area delimited –even if informally – from its surroundings, have on those inside and those outside this distinct area? The insiders may...
This project addresses how, and how early, racial and gender biases emerge in young children and how they are shaped by the linguistic and social communities (families, schools, neighborhoods) in which...
The increasing digitalisation of international trade deepens globalisation, and data flows play a key role in this transformation. With its rise as an information superpower, China is reshaping global...
The Failing and Successful Sequences of Democratization (FASDEM) research program led by Prof. Staffan I. Lindberg, Director of V-Dem Institute, seeks to revolutionize our understanding of democratic transition...
‘The fake’ is a central element in natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. It is also key for societal stakeholders, in economy, politics, and the law. Finally, it is the main force...
Recent decades have seen the rise of centralised monopoly capital being in control of all facets of economies in the Global South. In the agricultural sector, this has entailed the control and dominance of...
This project investigates how the humanities and social sciences can contribute to new modes of conservation and environmental management that are responsive to the complex histories and politics of species...
Ongoing tensions concerning cross-border supplies of medical equipment and vaccines and accusations of “vaccine nationalism” illustrates the pivotal importance of global value chains (GVCs). Some 80%...
Before the 2017 election, Kenya’s President declared the minority ethnic Makonde community recognised as ‘the 43rd tribe of Kenya’. Unbeknown to them, in 2009 the National Bureau of Statistics had...
The Presidential Advisory Panel on Land Reform and Agriculture (2019) argued that ‘land reform must be oriented around growing the agricultural sector to foster economic development, and not purely be...
Licence to Talk is an attempt to describe the ‘actually-existing’ South African public sphere in all its messy complexity. Situating this work in the Global South, I take issue with the normative,...
In addition to their well known functions in the controlling infections, immune cells and inflammatory reactions play crucial roles in metabolic and neurodegenerative diseases, such as obesity and Alzheimer’s...