IWMpost 128 Out Now!

Man holding his child with a lifeboat behind, looking into the camera


The latest issue of the IWM's magazine, IWMpost, is now available in both digital and hard copies. “Statelessness” make up the central focus of this issue. 

Ranabir Samaddar addresses in his essay processes that produce the inability to invoke law. Nergis Canefe explains why international law has failed to deal with the problem of statelessness. Shamna Poyil and Nasreen Chowdhory explore the crucial role of the state in the construction of statelessness while Elspeth Guild and Sandra Mantu discuss the production of statelessness against the backdrop of counterterrorism in Europe. Finally, Subhas Chakraborty writes on the Komagata Maru affair of 1914, which prefigured the experiences of stateless people of our time. Paweł Pieniążek’s report on Afghanistan looks not at statelessness but at a state order in disintegration.

The essays by Till van Rahden, Ruzha Smilova, and Martin Nonhoff address issues of democratic theory while those by Timothy Snyder and Dimiter Kenarov pay tribute to two dissidents from communist Eastern Europe.

Another focus of the present issue is Turkey. The essays explore the “soft authoritarianism” of the Erdoğan regime (Ulrike Flader), the country’s changing position in the international order (Sebastian Haug), plans to revive the northern Cypriot ghost town of Varosha (Ezgi Özdemir), and the way Turkey’s EastWest dilemma is addressed in literature (Johanna Chovanec).

Two articles discuss the Green Transition in China (Janka Oertel) and Europe (Olivia Lazard). Finally, Michael Kegler and Vesna Velkovrh Bukilica give us insights into some less-known dimensions of translation, while Ludger Hagedorn introduces the Paul Celan Program for Translators at the IWM.

Click here to see the full contents, and to read IWMpost 128