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New issue of UTBLICK out now!!

The second issue of 2018 is finally here!! This time we have explored the theme of elections and democracy in a changing world. This year we are facing an enormous amount of elections. One of the most important aspects of a democracy is elections, free and fair elections is what gives voice to our societies. Earlier this year we have seen Putin’s reelection in Russia, and also Hungary and Poland’s move towa ...

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Anyone else fed up with hypocritical Hollywood?

Anyone else fed up with hypocritical Hollywood? By Rebecca Hartill I’ve arrived in the movie star capital of the world without any clue of who is who and what is what. Hollywood and the entertainment industry is to me an unknown field, which is partly why I find my time in L.A so interesting. Something that has not slipped my attention however is the #metoo earthquake, and being a political science major, t ...

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First Utblick of 2018 out now! FEMINISM

HEJ HEJ! This issue has been carefully curated and edited by yours truly, Moa Persson and Ariadna Carrascosa, the new editors of UTBLICK magazine for this coming year 2018. We are very excited and glad to offer you this issue focused on feminism that we hope you enjoy as much as we did putting it out together! You can grab a copy in different campuses, libraries and cafés around town but you can also read i ...

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Utblick nr 4 2017 out now!

Power is a complex concept. What is power, who has it and what are the consequences of power being exploited? None of these questions can be immediately and easily answered; they require careful analysis and critical thinking on the ever-changing rules of power. In this last issue of 2017, we try to shed some light on these faces of power. Some of the covered aspects are the power of discourses, the role of ...

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Utblick nr 3 2017 out now!

Dreams and nightmares of politics is no new thing. Used as a rhetoric tool, as means of analysis and subject of comparison, utopias and dystopias has from time to time been an influential ingredient of public debate. Carrying hope and dreams of a better future, utopias also come with the risk of oppression – if the ends justify the means, hope might quickly turn into despair. The third issue of Utblick 2017 ...

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Utblick nr 2 2017 out now!

Time goes by and soon the spring semester will end. Dominated by the French elections, this spring has brought a lot of interesting matters of international policy. In this the second issue of Utblick 2017, we offer a mix of exciting topics, including but not limited to geopolitics in the Arctic, Islamic terrorism (and the practice of othering) and a few angles on capitalism. Read it online here - or pick u ...

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Utblick nr 1 2017 out now!

With a politically turbulent winter behind us, there has been no shortage of subjects to choose from when creating this first issue of Utblick 2017. Covering topics like the possible case of a Catalan state, the Dutch elections, automation in the global economy, and many more, we hope you will find some interesting reading in the International Machinery issue. You can find the magazine in University of Goth ...

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New Issue of Utblick: (In)security

What is security? The field of Security Studies has various bids; some argue that it is a form of value that stands in proportion to an actor’s material well-being. Others claim that it is impossible to formulate a definition that satisfies every country, every culture, every people and every religion – in this view, security is a subjective concept defined by circumstances. The matter is complicated even f ...

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The West Bank Barrier – Security or apartheid?

Written by Selma Aalachi With a third of the world’s countries constructing barriers along their borders, the promise by Donald Trump to build a wall along the border between US and Mexico isn’t precisely a new idea. As a matter of fact, mankind has from early history to modern times built barriers with the aim to protect and demarcate. When the Berlin wall was demolished in the year of 1989, there were app ...

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Joris Luyendijk: “Att stå utanför eurosamarbetet var kanske inte en bra idé för Sverige” (English and Swedish)

Written by: Ruben Dieleman (Swedish translation by Anna Lindvall) Innan bankkrisen bröt ut år 2008 visste den nederländska journalisten och antropologen Joris Luyendijk “ingenting om finanssektorn, förutom att den var väldigt viktig”. Det som hände på börsmarknaden sköttes troligtvis av kvalificerade och kunniga ekonomer – så tänkte han då. Med krisen växte hans nyfikenhet och han bestämde sig för att spend ...

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