Third World Quarterly

(The TQCC of Third World Quarterly is 4. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-04-01 to 2024-04-01.)
The cognitive empire, politics of knowledge and African intellectual productions: reflections on struggles for epistemic freedom and resurgence of decolonisation in the twenty-first century62
The ‘Global South’ in the study of world politics: examining a meta category52
The myth of ‘debt-trap diplomacy’ and realities of Chinese development finance50
Race and a decolonial turn in development studies47
Populism, violence and authoritarian stability: necropolitics in Turkey35
Narrating an ideal migration world? An analysis of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration31
Iran’s strategic culture: the ‘revolutionary’ and ‘moderation’ narratives on the ballistic missile programme26
An inquiry into the digitisation of border and migration management: performativity, contestation and heterogeneous engineering26
EU migration management in the Sahel: unintended consequences on the ground in Niger?25
New drivers of conflict in Nigeria: an analysis of the clashes between farmers and pastoralists24
A just alternative to litigation: applying restorative justice to climate-related loss and damage23
A Thirdspace approach to the ‘Global South’: insights from the margins of a popular category21
Refugee return and fragmented governance in the host state: displaced Syrians in the face of Lebanon’s divided politics20
Ad hoc coalitions and institutional exploitation in international security: towards a typology19
Refugee commodification: the diffusion of refugee rent-seeking in the Global South18
Understanding oscillations in Turkish foreign policy: pathways to unusual middle power activism18
The rise of the Global South and the rise in carbon emissions18
Building on the ruins of empire: the Uganda Railway and the LAPSSET corridor in Kenya18
Engaging North Korea: environmental cooperation in peacebuilding17
China, India and the pattern of G20/BRICS engagement: differentiated ambivalence between ‘rising’ power status and solidarity with the Global South16
Contradiction and restructuring in the Belt and Road Initiative: reflections on China’s pause in the ‘Go world’16
The ‘Global South’ as a relational category – global hierarchies in the production of law and legal pluralism16
Gendering the border effect: the double impact of Colombian insecurity and the Venezuelan refugee crisis14
Urban utopia or pipe dream? Examining Chinese-invested smart city development in Southeast Asia14
Beyond the single story: ‘Global South’ polyphonies14
Bringing the developmental state back in: explaining South Korea’s successful management of COVID-1914
Tunisia’s migration politics throughout the 2011 revolution: revisiting the democratisation–migrant rights nexus14
Managing labour migration in Malaysia: foreign workers and the challenges of ‘control’ beyond liberal democracies14
How local political economy dynamics are shaping the Belt and Road Initiative13
Conceptualising eco-violence: moving beyond the multiple labelling of water and agricultural resource conflicts in the Sahel13
Colonial legacies, postcolonial ‘selfhood’ and the (un)doing of Africa13
Unequal institutions in the longue durée: citizenship through a Southern lens13
New actors and contested architectures in global migration governance: continuity and change13
Measuring global poverty before and during the pandemic: a political economy of overoptimism13
Rethinking reintegration in Nigeria: community perceptions of former Boko Haram combatants12
Revisiting the local turn in peacebuilding – through the emerging urban approach12
Journalistic routines as factors promoting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Pakistan12
Decolonising child studies: development and globalism as orientalist perspectives12
Can private media contribute to fighting political corruption in sub-Saharan Africa? Lessons from Ghana12
Economic restructuring and migrant workers’ coping strategies in China’s Pearl River Delta12
A Caribbean perspective on China–Caribbean relations: global IR, dependency and the postcolonial condition11
UNESCO, world heritage and the gridlock over Yemen11
Dispossession and the militarised developer state: financialisation and class power on the agrarian–urban frontier of Islamabad, Pakistan11
(Un)doing development: a postcolonial enquiry of the agenda and agency of NGOs in Africa11
International relations and the ‘Global South’: from epistemic hierarchies to dialogic encounters11
Localisation or deglobalisation? East Asia and the dismantling of liberal humanitarianism11
Sustainable sanitation jobs: prospects for enhancing the livelihoods of pit-emptiers in Bangladesh11
The ‘state’ of postcolonial development: China–Rwanda ‘dependency’ in perspective11
Theorising migration politics: do political regimes matter?10
Commodification of family lands and the changing dynamics of access in Ghana10
Pandemics and the punitive regulation of the weak: experiences of COVID-19 survivors from urban poor communities in the Philippines10
Between refugee protection and migration management: the quest for coordination between UNHCR and IOM in the Asia-Pacific region10
Everyday peace and conflict: (un)privileged interactions in Kirkuk, Iraq10
Blockchain as a tool to facilitate property rights protection in the Global South: lessons from India’s Andhra Pradesh state10
Criminalisation of kindness: narratives of legality in the European politics of migration containment10
Differential treatment for developing countries in the WTO: the unmaking of the North–South distinction in a multipolar world10
Renegotiating Belt and Road cooperation: social resistance in a Sino–Myanmar copper mine10
Cities as transnational climate change actors: applying a Global South perspective10
Examining the promise of ‘the local’ for improving gender equality in agriculture and climate change adaptation10
Automotive global value chains in Mexico: a mirage of development?10
A land full of opportunities? Agrarian frontiers, policy narratives and the political economy of peace in Colombia10
‘Just another African country’: socialism, capitalism and temporality in Mozambique10
The caravanas de migrantes making their way north: problematising the biopolitics of mobilities in Mexico9
Strengthening everyday peace formation after ethnic cleansing: operationalising a framework in Myanmar’s Rohingya conflict9
Contesting land grabs, negotiating statehood: the politics of international accountability mechanisms and land disputes in rural Cambodia9
Leading sector and dual economy: how Indonesia and Malaysia mobilised Chinese capital in mineral processing9
Urban informal economies in peacebuilding: competing perspectives and implications for theory and praxis9
Data securitisation: the challenges of data sovereignty in India9
Agonistic recognition as a remedy for identity backlash: insights from Israel and Turkey9
‘Everything peasants do is illegal’: Colombian coca growers’ everyday experiences of law enforcement and its impacts on state legitimacy9
Change and stability at the World Bank: inclusive practices and neoliberal technocratic rationality9
Framing and movement outcomes: the #BringBackOurGirls movement8
Power mediators and the ‘illiberal peace’ momentum: ending wars in Libya and Syria8
‘We will memorise our home’: exploring settler colonialism as an interpretive framework for Kashmir8
Ethnic emancipation and conflict escalation in Uganda8
Locating the ‘South’ in China’s connectivity politics8
The authoritarian turn of middle powers: changes in narratives and engagement8
Feeling climate change to the bone: emotional topologies of climate8
Political healing and Mahāyāna Buddhist medicine: a critical engagement with contemporary international relations7
Rethinking China–Taiwan relations as ayinyangimbalance: political healing by Taiwanese Buddhist organisations7
Migrants and monarchs: regime survival, state transformation and migration politics in Saudi Arabia7
Beyond poverty fixation: interrogating the experiences of internally displaced persons in Nigeria7
Sheltering as a destabilising and perpetuating practice in the migration management architecture in Mexico7
Unusual middle power activism and regime survival: Turkey’s drone warfare and its regime-boosting effects7
Refugee community organisations: capabilities, interactions and limitations7
The party and the gun: African liberation, Asian comrades and socialist political technologies7
Agrarian climate justice as a progressive alternative to climate security: Mali at the intersection of natural resource conflicts7
Marx’s critical political economy, ‘Marxist economics’ and actually occurring revolutions against capitalism7
Exploring gendered change: concepts and trends in gender equality assessments7
Can China lead the change of the world?7
Indonesian socialism of the 1950s: from ideology to rhetoric7
When the stars aligned: ideational strategic alliances and the critical juncture of Argentina’s 2004 Migration Law7
Infrastructure violence and retroliberal development: connectivity and dispossession in Laos7
From economic growth to the human: reviewing the history of development visions over time and moving forward6
Orientalism in a globalised world: Said in the twenty-first century6
Do regional powers prioritise their regions? Comparing Brazil, South Africa and Turkey6
A ‘data realm’ for the Global South? Evidence from Indonesia6
Transcending binaries in critical peacebuilding scholarship to address ‘inclusivity’ projects6
The coloniality of power in postcolonial Africa: experiences from Nigeria6
Extractive capital and multi-scalar environmental politics: interpreting the exit of Rio Tinto from the diamond fields of Central India6
Manufacturing the Ummah: Turkey’s transnational populism and construction of the people globally6
Dependent development in the twenty-first century6
The impact of COVID-19 on the eradication of poverty: an incorrect diagnosis6
Trade union education in former French Africa (1959–1965): ideological transmission and the role of French and Italian communists6
Doing business under the framework of disorder: illiberal legalism in Indonesia6
Deconstructing the local in peacebuilding practice: representations and realities of Fambul Tok in Sierra Leone6
Diagnosing Korea–Japan relations through thick description: revisiting the national identity formation process6
EU aid for trade: Mitigating global trade injustices?6
Protection against autocratisation: how international democracy promotion helped preserve presidential term limits in Malawi and Senegal6
Navigating the dilemmas of politically smart, locally led development: the Pacific-based Green Growth Leaders’ Coalition6
Recognition of states and colonialism in the twenty-first century: Western Sahara and Palestine in Sweden’s recognition practice6
Kazakhstan’s leverage and economic diversification amid Chinese connectivity dreams6
Indonesia’s missing Left and the Islamisation of dissent6
Pashtun Jirga and prospects of peace and conflict resolution in Pakistan’s ‘tribal’ frontier6
‘Bicycles are really important for women!’ Exploring bicycles, gender and development in Nicaragua and Uganda6
Continuity through change: populism and foreign policy in Turkey6
Practising what they preach? Development NGOs and the EU’s Emergency Trust Fund for Africa6
Human capital, risk and the World Bank’s reintermediation in global development6
Disarticulation and chains of equivalence: agonism and non-sectarian movements in post-war Beirut6
Hezbollah and the framing of resistance6
Anti-populist coups d’état in the twenty-first century: reasons, dynamics and consequences6
Vulnerability as ethical practice: dismantling affective privilege and resilience to transform development hierarchies5
Arab encounters with Maoist China: transnational journeys, diasporic lives and intellectual discourses5
There is life beyond the European Union: revisiting the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States5
How do refugees navigate the UNHCR’s bureaucracy? The role of rumours in accessing humanitarian aid and resettlement5
Indigenous peoples’ responses to land exclusions: emotions, affective links and power relations5
The ‘gold standard’ for labour export? The role of civil society in shaping multi-level Philippine migration policies5
Agonistic peace: advancing knowledge on institutional dynamics and relational transformation5
Inclusive partners? Internationalising South Korea’s chaebol through corporate social responsibility-linked development cooperation5
The union has reoriented towards entrepreneurship: neoliberal solidarities on Zambia’s Copperbelt5
The 2017 independence referendum and the political economy of Kurdish nationalism in Iraq5
Has Xi Jinping made China’s political system more resilient and enduring?5
An imaginary line? Decolonisation, bordering and borderscapes on the Ghana–Togo border5
Perspectives on violent extremism from development–humanitarian NGO staff in Southeast Asia5
A conditional norm: chemical warfare from colonialism to contemporary civil wars5
The Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh: an analysis of the involvement of local humanitarian actors5
‘Barbarising’ China in American trade war discourse: the assault on Huawei5
Reading socio-political and spatial dynamics through graffiti in conflict-affected societies5
Indigenous food sovereignty in a captured state: the Garifuna in Honduras5
The evolution of the Gulf states as humanitarian donors5
‘What is to be done?’ Rethinking socialism(s) and socialist legacies in a postcolonial world5
Entangled lives: drug assemblages in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan5
Promotion of the rule of law: reinforcing domination through the internationalisation of legal norms5
Participatory art for navigating political capabilities and aspirations among rural youth in Zimbabwe5
The side doors of immigration: multi-tier migration regimes in Japan and South Korea5
Promoting Northern Ireland’s peacebuilding experience in Palestine–Israel: normalising the status quo5
Democratisation in ambiguous environments: positive prospects for democracy in the MENA region after the Arab Spring5
Benevolent discipline: governing affect in post-Yolanda disaster reconstruction in the Philippines5
Lithium extractivism: perpetuating historical asymmetries in the ‘Green economy’5
Legitimating the Belt and Road Initiative: evidence from Chinese official rhetoric5
ICT for development and the novel principles of the Sustainable Development Goals4
Mangling life trajectories: institutionalised calamity and illegal peasants in Colombia4
Challenging stories about child domestic work: evidence from South-West Nigeria4
Skills to stay: social processes in agricultural skill acquisition in rural Karnataka4
Bringing states back into commodity-centric environmental governance: the telecoupled soy trade between Brazil and China4
Understanding the motivations and roles of national development experts in Ghana: ‘We do all the donkey work and they take the glory’4
Gaps in knowledge about local peacebuilding: a study in deficiency from Jos, Nigeria4
Imagined inclusions into a ‘green modernisation’: local politics and global visions of Morocco’s renewable energy transition4
Reintegration of former Boko Haram members and combatants in Nigeria: an interpretative phenomenological analysis of community members’ experiences of trauma4
Knowledge hegemonies and autonomous knowledge4
Skills in ‘unskilled’ work: a case of waste work in Central India4
Militarised peacekeeping: lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo4
Who depends on whom? Uganda’s refugee ‘success story’, corruption and the international community4
Corporate labour standards and work quality: insights from the agro-export sector of Guanajuato, Central Mexico4
Hegel, Haiti and revolution: the post-colonial moment4
Schools with invisible fences in the British Southern Cameroons, 1916–1961: colonial curriculum and the ‘other’ side of modernist thinking4
Motherwork and gender justice in Peace Huts: a feminist view from Liberia4
Another decolonial approach is possible: international studies in an antiblack world4
‘A collective commitment to improving cooperation on migration’: analysis of a thematic consultation session for the Global Compact for Migration4
Tension between state-level industrial policy and regional integration in Africa4
Demystifying the causes of the Amhara people’s protest in Ethiopia4
The developmental state and its discontent: the evolution of the open government data policy in Taiwan4
European migration to Africa and the coloniality of knowledge: the Portuguese in Maputo4
‘France is back’: Macron’s European policy to rescue ‘European civilisation’ and the liberal international order4
Adoption, adaptation or chance? Inter-organisational diffusion of the protection of civilians norm from the UN to the African Union4
Suspending the antagonism: situated agonistic peace in a border bazaar4
Managing the humanitarian micro-space: the practices of relief access in Syria4
Manufacturing-led development in the digital age: how power trumps technology4
Trapped in the underground economy: Syrian refugees in the informal labour market in Turkey4
Balancing community rights and national interests in international protection of traditional knowledge: a study of India’s Traditional Knowledge Digital Library4
A new Chinese modernity? The discourse of Eco-civilisation applied to the belt and road initiative4
The return of oligarchy? Threats to representative democracy in Latin America4
Asia Bibi v. The State: the politics and jurisprudence of Pakistan’s blasphemy laws4
Under the leadership of our president: ‘Potemkin AI’ and the Turkish approach to artificial intelligence4
Agonistic reconciliation: inclusion, decolonisation and the need for radical innovation4
After authoritarian technocracy: the space for industrial policy-making in democratic developing countries4
The state as a political practice: Pakistan’s postcolonial state beyond dictatorship and Islam4
Climate and security: UN agenda-setting and the ‘Global South’4
Beyond core and periphery: the role of the semi-periphery in global capitalism4
The turn from peacebuilding to stabilisation: Colombia after the 2018 presidential election4
Institutional design of Ghana and the Fourth Republic: on the checks and balances between the state and society4
Communicating creativities: interculturality, postcoloniality and power relations4
The political economy of neoliberalism in Brazil: towards a Polanyian approach4