Petitioning Editor of Third World Quarterly Shahid Qadir and 33 others

Retract "The case for colonialism"

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UPDATE - the petition has been sent to the publishers and the editorial board on Monday 18/9.  Anyone signing after that date will send the message below individually.

The offending article has brought widespread condemnation from scholars around the globe. The article lacks empirical evidence, contains historical inaccuracies, and includes spiteful fallacies. There is also an utter lack of rigor or engaging with existing scholarship on the issue.

The peer review process exists to ensure rigor in published research. We understand that this piece was rejected after review, and that decision should have been respected and this sub-par scholarship should never have been published. Editor or editors at Third World Quarterly allowing this piece utterly lacking in academic merit to be published should be replaced from the Editorial Board.
We do not call for the curtailing of the writer's freedom of speech. We instead hold ourselves and our colleagues in academia to higher standards than this. We expect academic journals to do the same. Our goal is to raise academic publishing standards and integrity. We call on the editorial team to retract the article and also to issue a full apology.

 

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Editor of Third World Quarterly
    Shahid Qadir
  • Global Publishing Director for Journals, Taylor & Francis Group
    Leon Heward-Mills
  • Journal manager
    Sean Rothman
  • Editorial board member
    Haleh Afshar
  • Editorial board member
    Asef Bayat
  • Editorial board member
    Noam Chomsky
  • Editorial board member
    Christopher Clapham
  • Editorial board member
    Klaus Dodds
  • Editorial board member
    David Simon
  • Editorial Board member
    Tim Unwin
  • Editorial Board member
    Katie Willis
  • Editorial Board member
    Barry Gills
  • Editorial board member
    David Goodman
  • Editorial board member
    Adrian Hewitt
  • Editorial board member
    Ayesha Jalal
  • Editorial board member
    Naila Kabeer
  • Editorial Board member
    Ilan Kapoor
  • Editorial board member
    Michael Klare
  • Editorial board member
    Uma Kothari
  • Editorial board member
    Mahmood Mamdani
  • Editorial board member
    Thomas G. Weiss
  • Editorial board member
    Arturo Valenzuela
  • Editorial board member
    Peter Uvin
  • Editorial board member
    Timothy M. Shaw
  • Editorial board member
    Yezid Sayigh
  • Editorial Board Member
    Lisa Ann Richey
  • Editorial board member
    Vijay Prashad
  • Editorial board member
    Stefano Ponte
  • Editorial board member
    Anthony J. Payne
  • Editorial board member
    Giles Mohan
  • Managing Director for Journals, Taylor & Francis Group
    Ian Bannerman
  • Managing editor for Geography, International Relations, Politics, Area Studies
    Jessica Vivian
  • Managing editor for Arts and Humanities
    Janet Remmington
  • Editor of Third World Quarterly
    Shahid Qadir

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