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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 228–233.
Published: 20 August 2020
.... He also defied social distancing protocol in his public appearances. Duterte ultimately shifted course, issuing lockdown orders in mid-March, but the restrictions were unclear and the country still lacked a mass testing plan. Even Jokowi, leading one of the region’s (flawed) democracies, does not...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Heredia Democratic Republic Congo Félix Tshisekedi Joseph Kabila Mobutu Sese Seko democracy elections corruption human rights civil society water protest movements 175 The strategies Kabila adopted to avoid stepping down at the end of his term in December 2016 inadvertently...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ebenezer Obadare [T]he more distant the experience of military rule, the greater has been society's reconciliation to the reality of democracy as the only game in town. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Ebenezer Obadare Nigeria...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 137–142.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Lanka China India civil war reconciliation transitional justice Tamils Buddhists Muslims Mahinda Rajapaksa democracy constitution debt trap 137 Sri Lanka s ethnoreligious divisions are bound to continue as long as the likes of Rajapaksa dominate the island s political scene. Sri...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 90–95.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Union Eastern Europe democracy populism authoritarianism illiberalism postcommunist Viktor Orbán Hungary Poland Czech Republic 90 What keeps European states committed to the EU project has not changed: it is economically much better to be inside the bloc than outside. The EU s Eastward...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 83–89.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Erik Jones European democracy has always been playing catch-up with popular aspirations for democratic representation. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Erik Jones European Union democracy populism nationalism Britain...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 114–116.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Vladimir Tismaneanu Nations that endured communist dictatorships must come to terms with the traumas of the past before durable democracies can take hold—a lesson the author learned firsthand in Romania. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of...
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Current History (2019) 118 (806): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Holly Case An ambitious attempt to trace the uneven progress toward liberal democracy over several centuries of European history may have drawn the wrong conclusions for dealing with today's illiberals. Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day , by...
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Current History (2019) 118 (805): 62–67.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Ortega Rosario Murillo Sandinistas canal opposition protests Catholic church women's indigenous rights democracy Venezuela 62 The heterogeneity and decentralized character of the protest movement is prov- ing to be its greatest strength and weakness. Ortega Faces a New Nicaraguan...
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Current History (2018) 117 (802): 315–320.
Published: 01 November 2018
... University of California Julia Lynch Jonathan Hopkin financial crisis Great Recession Western Europe capitalism democracy political parties free central banks austerity populism social democrats 315 [T]he financial crisis can be best understood as the final catastrophic stage of...
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Current History (2018) 117 (802): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Jacqueline Best global financial crisis Great Recession democracy economics monetary policy finance unemployment Keynesian economics Milton Friedman Ronald Reagan Margaret Thatcher neoliberalism regulation 291 Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis threat-ened to bring the global...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2018
... culture autocracy democracy communism Crimea Ukraine NATO Boris Yeltsin Boris Nemtsov Dmitry Medvedev 251 Vladimir Putin has ruled Russia for so long that it s hard to imagine Russia without him. He has been Russia s central decision maker as president or prime minister for nearly two...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Sargsyan Velvet Revolution protests democracy elections corruption civil society activism Russia diaspora 271 The revolution . . . ended the hopelessness, apathy, and indifference that had come to characterize the post-Soviet period. Armenia s Unfinished Revolution ARMINE ISHKANIAN When...
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Current History (2018) 117 (800): 209–214.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Nicole Curato Is one of Asia's oldest democracies rejecting its tradition of liberalism in exchange for a strongman who can restore self-esteem and bring order to a desperate nation? © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Nicole...
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Current History (2018) 117 (800): 222–228.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Doreen Lee Reformasi-era values concerning citizen welfare and the public good remain deeply entrenched among a small but vocal segment of society. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Doreen Lee Indonesia Joko Widodo democracy...
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Current History (2018) 117 (800): 229–234.
Published: 01 September 2018
... immigration politics foreign influence interference espionage democracy trade economy Chinese Australians entrepreneurialism racism 229 The most disturbing aspect of the debate is the impact it is having on Chinese Australians who want to successfully integrate into Australian society...
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Current History (2018) 117 (800): 215–221.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Party democracy Khmer Rouge elections authoritarianism patronage human rights China dynastic rule 215 From local to national politics, the state, the party, and the personal interests of elites have merged into one machine. A Cambodian Fusion of Personality, Party, and the State KOSAL...
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Current History (2018) 117 (800): 235–240.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Kong Taiwan Greater China Confucianism trade economic development democracy nationalism capitalism culture civilization transnational 235 What used to be viewed as relatively self-defined polities in a previous era . . . are now being reconfigured by competing centripetal and...
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Current History (2018) 117 (799): 187–193.
Published: 01 May 2018
...K. Ochieng' Opalo [T]he conflicts surrounding the 2017 elections severely eroded the integrity of democracy in Kenya. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California K. Ochieng'Opalo Kenya presidential elections democracy violence ethnic...
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Current History (2018) 117 (798): 123–128.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Umair Javed While Sharif's disqualification was certainly not as egregious as an outright coup or any other extraconstitutional intervention, the nature and process of his removal amounts to another setback for democracy in Pakistan. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents...