At the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in April athletes from countries that were once a part of the British Empire will battle for gold – but is the Commonwealth of Nations more than a legacy of another age?
At a time of geopolitical uncertainty, is the Commonwealth poised to play a major role again as a values-based network that represents a third of the world’s population – or will it be swept aside? Though it is clear that the old empires are long gone, this question will play out in global forums as the changes triggered by Brexit, the election of US President Donald Trump, and the rise of China and India create a new world order.
Commonwealth Now, co-edited by Julianne Schultz and Jane Camens, features writers from around the world who explore the contemporary experience of Commonwealth citizens – confronting new challenges, reconciling the past, creating a sustainable and equitable future, settling scores and opening new exchanges.
Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now is published with the support of the State of Queensland acting through the Department of Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and the Commonwealth Games, and Australia Council for the Arts.
RRP: 27.99 / Publication Date: Jan 2018 / ISBN: 9781925603293 / Extent: 264pp / Formats: Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook