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Neoliberalism, Zombies and the Failure of Free Trade
Linnie Blake

The popular cultural ubiquity of the zombie in the years following the Second World War is testament to that monster‘s remarkable ability to adapt to the social anxieties of the age. From the red-scare zombie-vampire hybrids of I Am Legend (1954) onwards, the abject alterity of the ambulant dead has been deployed as a means of interrogating everything from the war in Vietnam (Night of the Living Dead, 1968) to the evils of consumerism (Dawn of the Dead, 1978). This essay explores how, in the years since 9/11, those questions of ethnicity and gender, regionality and power that have haunted the zombie narrative since 1968 have come to articulate the social and cultural dislocations wrought by free-market economics and the shock doctrines that underscore the will to global corporatism. The article examines these dynamics through consideration of the figure of the zombie in a range of contemporary cultural texts drawn from film, television, graphic fiction, literature and gaming, each of which articulates a sense not only neo-liberalism itself has failed but simply wont lie down and die. It is therefore argued that in an age of corporate war and economic collapse, community breakdown and state-sanctioned torture, the zombie apocalypse both realises and works through the failure of the free market, its victims shuffling through the ruins, avatars of the contemporary global self.

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How Can Humanitarian Analysis, Early Warning and Response Be Improved?
Aditya Sarkar, Benjamin J. Spatz, Alex de Waal, Christopher Newton, and Daniel Maxwell

starvation, and the impact of their interventions. Acknowledgements This article is an output of the Conflict Research Programme, led by the London School of Economics and Political Science and funded by UK aid from the UK government; however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK government’s official policies. Many of the ideas for this paper emerged from collective reflections around the topic at a remote workshop involving Jared

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Olivia Umurerwa Rutazibwa

Introduction All over the globe, fascism, racism and xenophobic nationalism are resurfacing in what we once thought of as ‘respectable’ democracies. Following a particularly bleak weekend at the end of October 2018 (the election of Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil, reports of worsening famine in Yemen, Israeli bombardment of Gaza and the murder of eleven worshippers at a refugee-harbouring synagogue in Pittsburgh), my colleague Dr Sara Salem of the London School of Economics tweeted: ‘It’s difficult watching political scientists scrambling to

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Corporations, Celebrities and the Construction of the Entrepreneurial Refugee Woman
Annika Bergman Rosamond and Catia Gregoratti

? Critiquing the Shift from “Smart” to “Smarter Economics” ’, Progress in Development Studies , 16 : 4 , 314 – 28 . Chant , S. and Sweetman , C. ( 2012 ), ‘ Fixing Women or Fixing the World? “Smart Economics”, Efficiency Approaches, and Gender Equality in Development ’, Gender

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Timothy Longman

the genocide. In Sacrifice as Terror , Christopher Taylor explores the logic of sexual violence within Rwandan cultural conceptions of Tutsi beauty and seductiveness ( Taylor, 1999 ). Both Jennie Burnet’s Genocide Lives in Us and Marie Berry’s War, Women, and Power are focused primarily on women in post-genocide Rwanda, but both nevertheless provide greater detail on the experience of women in the genocide that remains consistent with Des Forges’ analysis ( Berry, 2018 ; Burnet, 2013 ). In a series of publications, Philip Verwimp applies the tools of economics

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Sean Healy and Victoria Russell

), ‘ Conspiracy Theories ’, Harvard Public Law Working Paper No. 08–03 , University of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 199 , University of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 387 , doi: 10.2139/ssrn.1084585 , (accessed 7 October 2020 ). Tazzioli

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Staff Security and Civilian Protection in the Humanitarian Sector
Miriam Bradley

Circulation of the Idea of Distinction in International Law ’ (PhD thesis), London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), (accessed 3 February 2019) . Taithe , B. ( 2016 ), Danger, Risk, Security and Protection: Concepts at the Heart of the History of Humanitarian Aid ’, in Neuman

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Sophie Roborgh

). Mülhausen , M. , Tuck , E. and Zimmerman , H. ( 2017 ), Health Care under Fire: The New Normal ?, London School of Economics and Political Science and Chatham House . Oliver , K. ( 2001 ), Witnessing: Beyond Recognition

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Ariane Agunsoye, Michelle Groenewald, Danielle Guizzo, and Bruno Roberts- Dear

At the age of sixteen, Francesca Rhys-Williams, a contributor to this book, decided she wanted to study economics; however, it was not a subject option available at her high school, so she went to another school for her economics course. She was surprised to find the class included few women. The lack of gender diversity in economics is well

in Reclaiming economics for future generations
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Ariane Agunsoye, Michelle Groenewald, and Danielle Guizzo

In this chapter, we take a historical view of economics as an academic discipline and identify deep and ingrained hierarchies in how it is structured. We argue that these hierarchies are harmful because they contribute to the marginalisation of large numbers of economists based on their identity, values, research choices or the country they work

in Reclaiming economics for future generations