Extrajudicial violence and the Islamic “threat” in India

India. The world’s largest democracy, but also the playground of discriminatory and marginalising politics. In her latest article, Janne examines a case of extrajudicial violence being used by the Indian government to counter the alleged Islamic “threat” – a notion that is a crucial part of the Hindu nationalistic narrative that is ingrained in Indian politics. Continue reading Extrajudicial violence and the Islamic “threat” in India

They killed Shireen Abu Aqlah, Shireen Abu Aqlah Lives!

The following is an opinion article. Even though Deviance Incubator content gets published after a peer-to-peer review editing process, the views and opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the positions of other writers or the Deviance Incubator blog. Despite our great distance, Existence unites us. “Existence” – Fadwa … Continue reading They killed Shireen Abu Aqlah, Shireen Abu Aqlah Lives!

Regulating the illicit rhino horn trade in the EU

Banner: Christian Hartmann/Reuters (7 March, 2017). White rhinoceros Bruno in his enclosure at Thoiry zoo and wildlife park, west of Paris, France, March 7th, 2017. Introduction With source and consumer countries far removed from Europe, one can be forgiven for believing that regulating the illicit trade in rhino horn in European Union (EU) policy is … Continue reading Regulating the illicit rhino horn trade in the EU

The toxic and troubling truth of e-waste: How can we effectively dispose of our electronic and electrical waste? 

Written by @bettexsophie The growth in technological, electrical, and electronic equipment developments of the 21st century has made great advances in the world. However, these highly consumed types of equipment with short economic life spans have created a new type of waste called electronic and electric waste (e-waste) (Deniz et al., 2019). The European Union … Continue reading The toxic and troubling truth of e-waste: How can we effectively dispose of our electronic and electrical waste? 

‘Sex work’ versus ‘prostitution’: Just a matter of words? 

In most Dutch government legislative and policy documents, the term ‘prostitution’, rather than the term ‘sex work’ has been used (Benoit et al., 2018; Adriaenssens et al., 2016). However, the term prostitution has become contested worldwide while the term sex work has become more and more common (Sanders et al., 2018). Although not every academic … Continue reading ‘Sex work’ versus ‘prostitution’: Just a matter of words? 

The One Where The Future Is Europe

The following is an opinion piece written on February 25th and it is based on the recent invasion of Ukraine by Russian troops. It provides some food for thought on the European failures leading up to the current situation and potential future implications for a European future. There have been many developments in the past days that are not mentioned below as it had not happened at the time of writing. This piece is by no means an expert opinion and should be read with a grain of salt and sarcasm. Continue reading The One Where The Future Is Europe

Illicit trade in Blue Tree Monitor Lizards (BTMLs) in the Netherlands: an organised crime?

By Robin Taylor and @jorisvandeursen First and foremost, we would like to thank Felix Brongers and Sammie Verbeek for their invaluable contributions to this article. This article could not have been written without your insights on the scale of the illicit reptile trade and the theoretical framework on organised crime in this context. Introduction The … Continue reading Illicit trade in Blue Tree Monitor Lizards (BTMLs) in the Netherlands: an organised crime?

The Philippine ‘war on drugs’: Dehumanization within a politics of anxiety

By @jannelandsman During the 2016 Philippine national elections, presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte promised to launch a ‘war on drugs’, aimed at the “neutralization of illegal drug personalities nationwide” (Gavilan, 2017). He enacted his campaign by making brute claims about his intention to use violent means to all drug ‘criminals’, including, for example, suspected drug users … Continue reading The Philippine ‘war on drugs’: Dehumanization within a politics of anxiety