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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 172–177.
Published: 01 May 2021
... and global challenges. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Africa African Union pan-Africanism COVID-19 pandemic regionalism The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 led to widespread predictions of dire consequences for the African continent. The World...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 178–182.
Published: 01 May 2021
..., requiring a new approach to city planning and governance with a focus on justice. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 South Africa housing cities poverty inequality COVID-19 pandemic In our research, we sought to explore the role that space plays in producing...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 167–171.
Published: 01 May 2021
... California 2021 Africa Sierra Leone COVID-19 pandemic Ebola public health “Whatever is responsible for the relatively low numbers of cases and deaths in Sierra Leone—and in the region at large—the prevailing sense among regional health experts has been that the earlier Ebola epidemic...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 127–132.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Ashwini Deshpande The economic impact of COVID-19 has been much harder on those at the bottom of the caste ladder in India, reflecting the persistence of a system of social stigmatization that many Indians believe is a thing of the past. Untouchability has been outlawed since 1947, and an...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 152–158.
Published: 01 April 2021
... 2021 Maldives Indian Ocean development tourism COVID-19 pandemic For much of their remarkably autonomous history, the Maldive islands were known as an area to be avoided rather than sought out. Nautical charts from the early period of European sailing voyages to the Indian Ocean, such as...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 87–92.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Kimberly J. Morgan Governments in Europe responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding their welfare systems to protect health, jobs, and incomes. The varied initiatives embody the principle of solidarity and demonstrate how welfare programs serve as a form of collective insurance against risk...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 93–99.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Erik Jones In contrast with their halting response to the global financial crisis a decade ago, European policymakers acted quickly to mitigate the economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic. They eased the way for governments to run deficits and increase their debt loads. In a breakthrough, the...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 50–56.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Bret Gustafson The November 2019 ouster of President Evo Morales, followed by the interim government’s harsh crackdown on his supporters, plunged Bolivia into a political crisis just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived with devastating effect. The interim government’s haphazard response was marred by...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 57–63.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Nora Lustig; Mart Trasberg Mexico and Brazil, both among the region’s hardest hit by COVID-19, took strikingly different steps to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Although President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed the need for social distancing measures, the government provided substantial...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 15–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Ben Williamson The rapid shift to online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the penetration of an algorithmic world view into education systems around the world. Promoted by a burgeoning educational technology industry, platforms that use algorithms to structure and...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 21–27.
Published: 01 January 2021
... the public eye, until the pandemic raised concerns about the food supply. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 labor globalization trade food COVID-19 pandemic In his 1906 novel The Jungle , Upton Sinclair illuminated the abuse and exploitation of meatpacking...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 35–37.
Published: 01 January 2021
... conclusion shared by other writers, from the ancient Greek historian Thucydides to analysts of the COVID-19 pandemic: politics is a root cause of deadly contagions. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 public health literature plagues war COVID-19 pandemic Mary Shelley...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Allen Hicken; Pauline Jones; Anil Menon The Trump administration sought to erode confidence in the international system, which it regarded as an affront to national sovereignty. The COVID-19 pandemic, by raising collective awareness of the need for global cooperation, may help to restore that...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 9–14.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Ana Santos Rutschman The scramble among nations for limited supplies of COVID-19 vaccines has drawn attention to long-standing inequities in public health between the global North and South. The COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX) is one of several initiatives to pool resources to...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 349–355.
Published: 19 November 2020
... come to rely on each other for support. The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched these networks of mutual aid to the limit. This article offers an intimate view of everyday life during the crisis in a camp in northern Lebanon. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 COVID-19...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 356–361.
Published: 19 November 2020
...Rana Jawad Nations in the Middle East and North Africa have traditionally seen the primary function of social policy as serving the goal of economic growth. But the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for a more balanced approach to make societies more resilient, with social protection...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 362–364.
Published: 19 November 2020
...Khaled Fahmy Although official data suggest that Egypt avoided the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors have warned that the reality is far more grim. Their attempts to speak out have been met with harsh repression. A glance back at Egyptian history from the origins of the modern nation in the...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 338–342.
Published: 19 November 2020
... reeling from the US sanctions, the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a heavy blow. As political factions mobilize for the 2021 elections, the situation is more unpredictable than ever. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Iran COVID-19 pandemic politics Woe unto all of...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 331–337.
Published: 19 November 2020
... women. Yet his actions on these fronts have been overshadowed by his ruthless moves to intimidate rivals to the throne and silence dissidents at home and abroad. Mohammed’s aggressive foreign policies have also caused many to question his judgment. Now the COVID-19 pandemic and a fall in the oil market...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 343–348.
Published: 19 November 2020
...Zahra R. Babar The six Arab monarchies of the Persian Gulf host some of the largest global populations of international labor migrants. As COVID-19 began spreading across the Gulf, migrants made up a large share of the positive cases identified. Migrants’ living and working conditions in the Gulf...