State Crimes, Global Faultlines & Research from Palestine
State Crime Journal is the journal of the International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) which is a cross-disciplinary research centre, based in Queen Mary, University of London, working to further our understanding of state crime that is organisational deviance violating human rights. It is an international journal that seeks to disseminate leading research on the illicit practices of states.
The latest issue volume 11 issue 2, includes articles on civil conflict in post-war Sri Lanka, the treatment of the Kurds in Iraq and Turkey, contribution influence on US economic and environmental policy, crimes against agriculture in Mexico and exposing the crimes of the neoliberal state in the governance of COVID-19.
The Bethlehem University Journal was launched in 1981 to promote a culture of excellence in research and research ethics in matters that pertain not only to Palestine and the region, but also to the world in general. It publishes theoretically informed articles on a variety of topics from different disciplines in both Arabic and English.
Over the last year it has published an article in Arabic on the inclusion of “Child Protection” Concepts at the Palestinian Universities. Two articles written in English explore the relationship between mental health and neuropsychological functioning in female survivors of IPV as well as the relationship between maternal personal growth during pregnancy and infant neurodevelopment.
This special issue of the Journal of Global Faultlines – envisaging a socialism of the 21st century, edited by Nick Rogers, asks whether socialism, as a cooperative, egalitarian, and democratic way of organizing society, remains a viable political project. It features discussions about China and ‘transitional economies’, whether Russia’s war in Ukraine is motivated by state patriotism or economic gain, a critique of the Gotha Programme and questions about how time could be reorganised, redistributed and decolonised. 50 years on from the publication of his most influential book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa it includes an essay on Walter Rodney: Lessons for scholar-activists. Additional component articles are thoughtful papers on Universal basic income and Housing in a Socialist Society.