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Over the course of the last 12 months, the demand for informed commentary on the politics of migration has expanded rapidly. In a period where migration scholars ought to be turning people away at the door, they are struggling to have their voices heard in a rapidly shifting debate. This podcast on migration and politics aims to generate theoretically and politically engaged discussion on the relationships between human mobility, space and power.

Monday Morning Meetings on Migration Darshan Vigneswaran

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Over the course of the last 12 months, the demand for informed commentary on the politics of migration has expanded rapidly. In a period where migration scholars ought to be turning people away at the door, they are struggling to have their voices heard in a rapidly shifting debate. This podcast on migration and politics aims to generate theoretically and politically engaged discussion on the relationships between human mobility, space and power.

    Made You Look

    Made You Look

    While the world has its attention fixated on the prospects of a vaccine other health crises lie waiting in the wings. So, on this week’s show we dump the Political Scientists and go in search of Pharmacist Jason Bower. We find him holed up, Skywalker style, on his ranch in Shropshire. Jason tells us to start focussing on the massive lag in pharmaceutical production and the whole range of other treatment problems looming as a result of the shortfall of supply, including pirate medicine, price gouging and nationalist hoarding.

    • 47 min
    Crisis to Crisis

    Crisis to Crisis

    As the United States lurches its way through the pandemic, protests against racial injustice emerged to reshape the political landscape even further. Last week we spoke to Shana Gadarian and Tom Pepinsky, two scholars who live and breathe crisis. They tell us how party affiliation now determines whether people wear masks or wash their hands in the US and warn of the dangers of constitutional disorder in the coming US elections.

    • 54 min
    Dear Permanently Temporary Workers, Go Home!

    Dear Permanently Temporary Workers, Go Home!

    25 May 2020 - What do Kangaroos and Sex buddies have in common? Almost nothing, but find the answer to that question that and a whole lot more about Australia's troubled COVID-19 response towards migrant workers on this week's episode. As Sanushka Mudaliar reveals, Australia may have flattened the curve on covid but it faces a steep climb if it is to reconcile itself with this core and neglected part of its workforce.

    • 43 min
    Shining Light on the Hill

    Shining Light on the Hill

    South Korea has been held up as the leading example of how to respond to COVID-19. Yet, recent flare-ups in night clubs have reminded us all that the virus is not going away any time soon. We check in with our former colleague, Sijeong Lim to hear about how the LGBTQ community is responding to the crisis, the use of electric bracelets to enforce quarantine, and why her students voted not to come back to class.

    • 37 min
    Its not the 30 pesos, its the 30 years

    Its not the 30 pesos, its the 30 years

    May 1 2020 - How do you enforce a lockdown when nobody trusts the government? That's the dilemma confronting the COVID-19 response in Chile, where the government entered the crisis with historically low approval ratings after introducing a 30 peso rate hike on public transport in the Spring. Abbey and Darshan chat with Carla Alberti of the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Chile about Santiago's diverse array of lockdown laws (one for every borough), the strangely enduring beef between Chile and Bolivia, and of course, the cacerolazo.

    • 49 min
    Quaran 'Strongly Requests' Yout to Stay Home

    Quaran 'Strongly Requests' Yout to Stay Home

    April 24 2020 - In countries like the Netherlands, stereotypes of 'authoritarian' and 'obedient' Asian societies have been used to explain why Europeans need more 'liberal' responses to COVID-19. In this podcast Kyohei Yamada helps us untangle some of these ideas, detailing Japan's peculiarly non-intrusive measures, and pointing to the unique historical and constitutional factors that explain their approach. In addition, Kyohei chats yakuza, pachinko- and of course: mascots!

    • 34 min

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