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Shifting Paradigms: Pluralism and Policy Across Borders

Shifting Paradigms  is a volume of diverse articles on cross-border policy and pluralism written by Humanity in Action Senior Fellows.

Paradigm shifts occur when the usual and accepted ways of doing or thinking are found to no longer be fit for purpose. The rapid onslaught of new challenges the international order has faced in recent years make many feel that history is accelerating, leaving established ways of doing things in its wake. New answers are needed as the world again enters a period of turbulence. The authors of this richly varied collection of articles on policy and pluralism across borders are singularly qualified to help in this search of answers. Their perspectives and analyses demonstrate a nuanced ingenuity that today’s policymakers are often sorely missing. They bear the potential to steer policy discussions in directions that are democratic, inclusive, and sustainable. The book is available for purchase on Amazon.

Contributors: Aasha M. Abdill - Robert Alvarez - David Bargueño - Anthony Chase - Pelin Ekmen - Johannes Lukas Gartner - Usra Ghazi - Judith Goldstein - Carly Goodman - Katie Hahn - Lauren Reese - Iulianna Romanchyshyna - Noam Schimmel - Thijs van Lindert

Table of Contents


Johannes Lukas Gartner

I. Shifting Paradigms of International Development

"A Case for Governance"
David Bargueno 

"Cities As the Forerunners of the 21st Century: An Interview with Benjamin Barber"
Thijs van Lindert

“Peace From the Bottom Up: Strategies and Challenges of Local Ownership in Dialogue-Based Peacebuilding Initiatives"
Lauren Reese


II. Shifting Paradigms of Marginalization and Integration

"On Gangsters and ISIS Militants: Contemporary Manifestations of Marginalization and Anomie"
Robert Alvarez

"From Tunnel Vision to Bridge Building: Religion in the Immigration Debate"
Usra Ghazi 

"Surveillance at the Margins"
Katie Hahn


III. Shifting Paradigms of Diversity and Belonging 

"Diversity and the Revolt of the Individual"
Pelin Ekmen

"When Diversity is a Given and Not the Goal: Inclusive Interactions Among A Culturally Diverse Group"
Aasha M. Abdill

"The 'Loneliness' of French Jews: French Responses to Anti-Jewish Racism, Bigotry, and Discrimination"
Noam Schimmel


IV. Shifting Paradigms of REALPOLITIK

"Between Foreign Policy, Politics, and the Law: The United States Refugee Crisis of 1980"
Carly Goodman 

"Hybrid Wars in Post-Soviet Spaces as a Challenge to the West"
Iulianna Romanchyshyna 

"The International Human Rights Regime in a Multipolar World"
Thijs van Lindert



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