Global Studies International Award for Excellence

The Global Studies Journal offers an annual award for newly published research or thinking that has been recognized to be outstanding by members of the Global Studies Research Network.

Award Winners for Volume 11

Biopolitics and Sovereignty: Decontextualization and Recontextualization of Anthropolaw

This article critically examines the limitations of existing international regimes and declarations attempting to create a transnational normative order of human life. Drawing on the biopolitical frameworks of Agamben and Foucault, the article argues that the establishment of a global anthropolaw is necessary considering a new paradigm of biopolitics based on the implications of the rapidly developing genetic engineering technology. The article will demonstrate that the existing bioregimes are ineffective regarding the establishment of a global law regulating genetic modifications of humans. The institutionalization of a global anthropoconstitution as a particular sectoral global constitution could, however, establish such a global framework outlining the normative standards for human genetic engineering. The decontextualized global anthropolaw will need to be recontextualized by the various law-making bodies and institutions.


Past Award Winners

Volume 10

Where to Train: Shifts in the Doctoral Destination Advice Given to Asian Bioscience Students

Anju Mary Paul and Vicotira Paul, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp.1–18


Volume 8

Energy Crisis Keeps Egypt on the Wrong Side of Capitalism

Ahmed Badreldin, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp.1–18


Volume 7

No Freedom from Fear: Child Soldiers in Burma

Spreeha Debchaudhury, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 7, Issue 3, pp.41–51


Volume 6

The Impact of China on Sub-Saharan Africa’s Ability to Work towards a Sustainable Future: A Secondary Analysis

Lynne Ciochetto, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 6, Issue 2, pp.33–43


Volume 5

The American Dream: An Indian Version in the Age of Globalization

Sudata DebChaudhury, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp.121–138


Volume 4

Globalization and Social Justice in Latin America in the Past Twenty Years

Jalil Safaei, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.219–238


Volume 3

Embracing China — From Market Fundamentalism to Socialised Mercantilist Markets? Enter the Dragon, a New Set of Clothes for Turbo-capitalism

Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 3, Issue 1, pp.247–254


Volume 2

Power of McDonald’s ‘Happy Meal’: Globalization of American Culture and Value

Joanne Jung-wook Hong, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.143–154


Volume 1

Mobile Cities: Reinventing Urban Mobility

Oliver Schwedes and Stephan Rammler, The Global Studies Journal, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.159–168