Initially presented at a Global Studies Conference in Dubai, this paper explores the role played by Indian Ocean trading hubs in general, and by Dubai in particular during the course of three historically distinct phases of globalization.
- Default in Dubai? The significance of sukuk
Fractured Sovereignty, Fractured Citizenship - by Roger BallardThis paper explores the logic, the legal foundations and the legitimating arguments currently being deployed to legitimate the construction of ever more elaborate border controls aimed at restricting the inflow long-distance migrants 'from below' has given rise. In doing so it highlights the way in which current initiatives in migration management are placing steadily greater obstacles in the way of aliens gaining access to the status of fully-fledged citizenship within the jurisdiction in which they have settled, thereby leading to the creation of a rapidly expanding class of 'denizens' whose right of abode is strictly conditional. The article also seeks to illuminate just why the indigenous populations of Euro-American are having such difficulty in coming to terms with the consequences of the way in which the current phase of globalization has begun irreversibly to revise structure of the global order.
Migration: the last frontier?‘Homeland Security’ and the challenge of diasporic networks - by Roger Ballard
This paper explores the ways in which established patterns of wealth and power in the global order, themselves a product of European diasporic expansion on a global scale which began at the close of the fifteenth century - are currently now being challenged by processes of 'reverse colonization' set in train by counter-hegemonic transjurisdictional networks emanating from below.
Kinship, reciprocity and the dynamics of translocal/trans-jurisdictional networks: the foundations and significance of South Asian initiatives ‘from below’ - by Roger Ballard
Presented at a Conference on Transnationalism and Development: Towards a North South Perspective at the University of Beilefeld, this paper explores the history and contemporary dialectics of trans-jurisdictional global networks emanating from 'from above' and 'from below'.
On the consequences of migration from below: ethnic colonization and the dynamics of transnational networks - by Roger Ballard
Presented at a Conference in Korea, this paper takes the opportunity to explore the dynamics of migratory initiatives from a 'bottom-up' perspective.