Contributors to the Issue

Journal: Journal of Globalization Studies. Volume 5, Number 2 / November 2014

Nathan ALBURY is a PhD fellow at the University of Oslo’s Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan: a Center of Excellence financed by the Research Council of Norway. Nathan’s research interests especially include language policy and planning in the Nordic countries, indigenous language revitalisation, the folk linguistics of language policy, and ideologies and management of language within the globalization context. He also has a decade of experience as a senior policy advisor on immigration, refugee affairs, human smuggling, human trafficking, multiculturalism and adult literacy in the New Zealand and Australian governments. He holds a MA (Linguistics) from the University of New England (Australia) and a BA in Languages and Applied Linguistics from Griffith University (Australia).

Uri BEN-ELIEZER is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, University of Haifa, two of his books were published in English: The Making of Israeli Militarism (Indiana University Press, 1998); Old Conflict, New War, Israel's Politics Toward the Palestinians (Palgrave-Macmillan 2012); current main interest, peace and war; army and politics; democracy and civil society.

Dmitri M. BONDARENKO is an anthropologist, historian, and Africanist. He holds Ph.D. and D.Sc. degrees (World History and Anthropology) from the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is Vice-Director of the Institute for African Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Principal Research Fellow with the Center of Fundamental Studies of National Research University ‘Higher School of Economics’, and Full Professor with the Center of Social Anthropology of the Russian State University for the Humanities (all in Moscow). As a Visiting Scholar, Bondarenko worked in the USA, Germany, and France; he also taught at Higher Institute of Educational Sciences of Angola of the University Agostinho Neto, delivered guest lectures at universities of Russia, the USA, Egypt, Tanzania, Slovenia, and Germany. Dmitri is the author of over 400 publications, including 6 monographs, 33 edited or co-edited volumes, and almost 130 journal articles and book chapters. His main research interests are culture theory, world history, political anthropology, migrations and their sociocultural consequences, intercultural interaction in the past and nowadays, pre-colonial African cultures and history, sociocultural and sociopolitical problems of contemporary Africa.

Paul BOWLES is Professor of Economics and International Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. His research focuses on globalization, Asian regionalism, China's political economy and economic development in Canada. His recent books include Capitalism (Pearson 2012), National Currencies and Globalization: endangered specie? (Routledge 2011), and (co-edited with John Harris) Globalization and Labour in China and India: impacts and responses (Palgrave Macmillan 2010). He is currently working on a project on 'Globalizing northern British Columbia' of which the article in Journal of Globalization Studies is a part.

Ivana BOŽIĆ-MILJKOVIĆ is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Legal and Business studies ‘Dr Lazar Vrkatić’ in Novi Sad. She works in Novi Sad, at the department of Economics sciences. She teaches Introduction to Economics, International Economics and the Economics of Trade. Ivana is the author of more than 60 professional and scientific papers. With some of these papers she has participated in international conferences in Geneva, Sofia, Vienna, Prague, Thessaloniki and New York. Field of her interest, beside international economics, also includes other areas of the economy: by Republic of Serbia Ministry of Justice resolution she was appointed for judicial expert for economy – financial field; specialty: finance, banking and insurance. She also deals with estimates of capital of the companies in restructuring in Serbia.

Olukayode FALEYE studied History at the University of Ilorin and the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. Presently, he is a Lecturer in the Department of History and International Studies, College of Humanities, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria. His research focuses on African Studies, Globalization and Borderlands Studies.

Manuel FUSTES, a mechanical engineer, graduated from the University of Houston with a specialty in transportation. Currently he is an independent system consultant in Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) and Electronic Tolling Collection (ETC) systems. His consultancies have included projects in the United States and other countries worldwide: Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa, South America (Chile, Argentina) and Europe (Spain, Portugal, Ireland and the UK), among others. These consultancies have required him to travel for extended periods of time and consider in depth and detail problems associated with transportation, energy, and climate change. His experience in the transportation industry has allowed him to interface with various private enterprises and governments at local and national levels. These relationships have exposed him to the worldwide problems associated with the transportation industry (fossil fuel consumption, pollution, traffic, efficient highway design) and how the governments and transportation agencies of various countries attempt to solve them. His consultancies have assisted governments and agencies develop workable solutions that can be properly and sensitively implemented in response to the particular cultures these governments and agencies represent. He currently is working with Donald V. Kurtz on a paper concerned with the politics of climate change. The goal is to develop a body of postulates by which government might generate policies to optimize solutions to existential threats to humanity caused by population growth, depletion of fossil fuels, and climate change.

Leonid E. GRININ is Research Professor and the Director of the Volgograd Center for Social Research, as well as the Deputy Director of the Eurasian Center for Big History & System Forecasting, Senior Research Professor at the Institute for Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow and Leading Research Fellow of the Laboratory for Destabilization Risk Monitoring of the National Research University Higher School of Economics. Dr. Grinin is the author of more than 400 scholarly publications in Russian and English, including twenty six monographs. These monographs include Philosophy, Sociology, and the Theory of History (2007, in Russian); Productive Forces and Historical Process (2006, in Russian); State and Historical Process (3 vols, 2009–2010, in Russian); Social Macroevolution: World System Transformations (2009, in Russian; with A. Korotayev); Macroevolution in Biological and Social Systems (2008, in Russian; with A. Markov and A. Korotayev); Global Crisis in Retrospective: A Brief History of Upswings and Crises (2010, in Russian; with A. Korotayev); The Evolution of Statehood: From Early State to Global Society (2011); The Cycles of Development of Modern World System (2011, in Russian; with A. Korotayev and S. Tsirel); From Confucius to Comte: The Formation of the Theory, Methodology and Philosophy of History (2012, in Russian); Macrohistory and Globalization (2012); Cycles, Crises, and Traps of the Modern World-System (2012, in Russian; with A. Korotayev).

Nguyen Viet KHOI Deputy-Head, Department of International Business, FIBE, VNU-UEB Vietnam National University, Hanoi. Dr. Khoi joined Vietnam National University in 2000 and has been the Deputy Head of Department of International Business since 2011. He has also been providing key advices on strategies for companies and government. His research interests are global value chains, supply chains and the global strategies of multinational corporations. Dr. Khoi has been teaching and doing research at institutions such as University of Wisconsin, University of Southern New Hampshire. In 2012 and 2013, Dr. Khoi joined Columbia Business School, Columbia University as a post-doctorate researcher under the Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Khoi has published books such as Global Value Chains of Transnational Corporations: A practical Approach from China’s current situation (VNU Publishing House 2013), International Economics (co-author; VNU Publishing House, 2010), and Transnational corporations: theories and practices (co-author; VNU Publishing House, 2007).

Datis KHAJEHEIAN is Lecturer in Aalborg University Copenhagen, Denmark. He has a PhD in Media Management, a M.A in Entrepreneurship management; New Venture creation, and a Bachelor in Business Administration.

Hafiz T. A. KHAN is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Criminology and Sociology at Middlesex University in London and is also a visiting fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, the University of Oxford, UK. Dr. Khan trained as a statistical demographer and has particular research interests in ageing in Asia and its long-term care and support provisions. Mostly recently he has conducted research on The Global Ageing Surveys (GLAS) at the University of Oxford and has published articles on various aspects of global ageing. He has co-authored two books on Research Methods for Business and Social Science, 2007 & 2014, Sage.

Vladimir V. KLIMENKO is a Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Global Energy Problems Laboratory, National Research University ‘MPEI’. He is an author of 11 books and over 280 papers on thermal physics, energy and environment interactions, climate change, geography and history, climate influence on social history, driving forces of the historical process, including monographs The Polish Climate in the European Context An Historical Overview (2010), Climate: Lost Chapter of the World History (2009), Cold Climate of the Early Subatlantic Epoch in the Northern Hemisphere (2004), Climate of the Medieval Warm Epoch in the Northern Hemisphere (2001), Energy, Nature and Climate (1997). He is a winner of the Russian National Award in environmental studies (2007) and Alexander von Humboldt Award.

Andrey V. KOROTAYEV is Senior Research Professor of the Oriental Institute and Institute for African Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences. In addition, he heads the Laboratory of Monitoring of the Risks of Sociopolitical Destabilization at the National Research University, Higher School of Economics. He works also as a Senior Research Professor at the Laboratory of Political Demography and Macrosocial Dynamics of the Russian Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, as a Professor of the Faculty of Global Studies of the Moscow State University and as Professor and the Head of the Department of Modern Asian and African Studies, Russian State University for the Humanities. He is the author of over 300 scholarly publications, including such monographs as Ancient Yemen (1995), World Religions and Social Evolution of the Old World Oikumene Civilizations: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (2004), Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Compact Macromodels of the World System Growth (2006), Introduction to Social Macrodynamics: Secular Cycles and Millennial Trends (2006), Macroevolution in Biological and Social Systems (2008, in Russian; with Alexander Markov and Leonid Grinin); Global Crisis in Retrospective: A Brief History of Upswings and Crises (2010, in Russian; with Leonid Grinin), and Cycles, Crises, and Traps of the Modern World-System (2012, in Russian; with Leonid Grinin). At present, together with Askar Akaev and Georgy Malinetsky, he coordinates the Russian Academy of Sciences Presidium Project ‘Complex System Analysis and Mathematical Modeling of Global Dynamics’. He is a laureate of the Russian Science Support Foundation in ‘The Best Economists of the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Nomination (2006).

Donald V. KURTZ is professor emeritus, anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and, currently, research professor, anthropology, University of Texas-San Antonio. He has conducted field research regarding the politics of poverty associated with America’s war on poverty agencies in San Diego, California, adaptations to industrialization in Puebla, Mexico, and the politics of higher education in Pune University, Pune, India. He has over 75 publications most of which relate to some aspect of politics. These include three books: The Politics of a Poverty Habitat, Political Anthropology: Paradigms and Power, and The Politics of Scholarly Gentlemen: Pune University. Articles include: Peripheral and Transitional Markets: The Aztec Case; Legitimation of the Aztec State; The Virgin of Guadalupe and the Politics of Becoming Human; Political Power and Government: Negating the Anthropomorphized State; Social Boundary Systems and the Vertical Entrenchment of Government, and The Evolution of Social Organization. He is currently working with Manuel Fustes on a paper concerned with the politics of climate change.

Fiona MACPHAIL Fiona MacPhail is Professor of Economics at the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada. Her research centers on globalization, gender and labour, particularly in Asia and Canada. Current research projects include globalization in northern British Columbia, technological upgrading of Chinese exports, and gender gaps in productive and decent work in Cambodia and the Philippines. Her research has been published in journals such as World Development, Feminist Economics, Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, International Review of Applied Economics, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

Beatrice Mosha MKUNDE, PhD candidate at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, Lecturer at Academic Public Institution at the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy. In collaboration with Prof. Bondarenko she has published on ‘The Fruits of MKUKUTA in Tanzania's Education Sector’. The other article is on self Reliance and Attitude to Foreign Aid in Tanzania of the early 2010s. She has also written articles on the use of E-government in improving service delivery in Tanzania and problems of Fistula among marginalized women in Tanzania.

Jason NKYABONAKI is a Lecturer at the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Political Science & Public Administration. He is currently a PhD student in Public Administration at the University of Dar es Salaam. His PhD research focuses on Local Governance and Politics in Tanzania. He teaches Public Administration, Public Policy, Human Rights, Organization Theory, Public Governance, and Government and Politics in Tanzania. In addition, he has published a number of journal papers and co-authored a book chapter.

Jason L. POWELL works at University of Chester. He previously was Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Social Gerontology at Coventry University; Professor of Social Justice at MMU; Professor of Community Leadership at UCLan; Associate Dean and Reader at University of Liverpool. He has many publications on social theory, ageing and globalisation including 65 academic books such as The Global Dynamics of Aging (2012) (Nova Science: NY); and Aging in China (2012) (Springer: NY).

Alexey G. TERESHIN is the leading scientist of the Global Energy Problems Laboratory, National Research University ‘MPEI’. He is an author of more then 60 papers on global technological changes, anthropogenic influence on atmosphere and climate, environmental issues of power industry and climate change impact on energy sector. He is a winner of the Russian Academy of Sciences Award for young scientists (2001) and Interperiodika Publishers Awards for the best research articles (2002, 2011) (with Vladimir Klimenko).

Le Thi Thanh THUY got her Bachelor degree from Vietnam National University, Hanoi and earned her master degree in Economic Development at National Economics University, Vietnam in 2013. Ms. Thuy has been working as consultant for many non-governmental organizations. Ms Thuy is now working full time for the International Union for Conservation of Nature at Hanoi, Vietnam.