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Current History (2024) 123 (853): 181–186.
Published: 01 May 2024
... States, embracing Russia instead, following a trend set by other recent coups across the Sahel. © 2024 by The Regents of the University of California 2024 Niger Nigeria coups ECOWAS development poverty borders counterterrorism As I was being evacuated out of Niamey on a French...
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Current History (2024) 123 (853): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2024
... migration remittances development families “It can’t get worse than this!” So said Zimbabweans until they realized that things could, indeed, get even worse. Not even the removal of President Robert Mugabe by the military in November 2017 improved the situation, to the great disappointment...
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Current History (2024) 123 (852): 123–128.
Published: 01 April 2024
..., the space program has moved from being a developmental focus to serving as a lens through which the nation views itself and its place in the world. The essay closes by imagining what its founders would think of the space program today. © 2024 by The Regents of the University of California 2024 India...
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Current History (2024) 123 (849): 37–39.
Published: 01 January 2024
... for training facial recognition software—which corporations then turn around and sell, often half-baked, to repressive governments that have few misgivings about victims of algorithms. Developmental outcomes are not about the technology per se, as we should have learned by now; it’s about how a technology...
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Current History (2023) 122 (847): 289–294.
Published: 01 November 2023
... efforts within a developmental context are founded on win-win narratives of enabling the flourishing of wildlife while not compromising the ever-expanding human interests that are mediated by development. Within developmental imaginaries, there are no limits to human needs and desires, which...
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Current History (2023) 122 (844): 196–199.
Published: 01 May 2023
...Joshua Lustig For a brief period in the 1950s and 1960s, the Soviet Union sought to use West Africa as a proving ground for a new model of state-led development. Its African partners had their own priorities. A once-familiar specter is stalking Africa again: the ruthless figure of the white...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 277–282.
Published: 01 October 2022
... into the global framework, remain inaccessible. Since the 1980s, northern Pakistan has been an important developmental laboratory for Ismaili institutions, from which many concepts and ideas have subsequently been transplanted to the Pamirs. Their main focus with respect to the Pamirs, however, has been...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 152–158.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Eva-Maria Knoll For centuries, malaria kept European colonial interests away from the Maldive islands, leaving the remote Indian Ocean island chain on a distinct and largely self-governed trajectory. Successful mosquito eradication in the twentieth century paved the way for development. The COVID...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 140–145.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of the University of California 2021 Afghanistan Taliban development rule of law governance Afghanistan has a rich history of customary or traditional governance structures, especially in rural areas. Although many countries have such customary bodies, in Afghanistan they have remained central...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 81–84.
Published: 01 February 2021
... for the developmental potential of its relations with the region. It turns out that the commodity boom of the early 2000s was not just the result of China’s “natural” growth or even its entry into the World Trade Organization (as Wise claims). Instead, it was driven by a shift in China’s development trajectory...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 28–34.
Published: 01 January 2021
... and society in its partner countries. Many developing countries welcome the investments and opportunities for trade linked to the initiative, but some of the projects have sparked local resistance over fears of unfair terms or potential opportunities for Chinese intelligence penetration. © 2021...
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Current History (2020) 119 (813): 29–33.
Published: 01 January 2020
... trade developing nations development culture environment 29 Rather than assuming that host communities must serve the industry, expecta- tions should be adjusted so that tourism genuinely aligns with those communi- ties own priorities. Tourism and Its Discontents in the Global South JOSEPH...
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Current History (2020) 119 (813): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2020
...David Chandler “Data-driven governance assumes the need for constant adaptation to change.” Fourth in a series on ways of governing . © 2020 Current History. All rights reserved. 2020 The Regents of the University of California Indonesia Rwanda governance technology development cities...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 265–270.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Farid Guliyev The consequences of this missed opportunity are serious and will be felt in the not-so-distant future when the oil deposits have drained away. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Azerbaijan development oil...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 235–240.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Abidin Kusno The lack of planning can be understood as an art of governing, for it ensures the operation of informality. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Indonesia urbanization development climate change colonialism Joko...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 181–187.
Published: 01 May 2019
... derived from the feud with Ethiopia. Mean- while, Ethiopia s troubles with Egypt and the Gulf states were worsened by the frictions with Eritrea. The Horn s eight-country regional political bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), was also affected: the dispute between two of its...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 188–193.
Published: 01 May 2019
... with what was perceived as the failure of international financial institutions to accurately diagnose Africa s developmental chal- lenges led to the approval of the Lagos Plan of Ac- tion for the Economic Development of Africa at an OAU conference in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1980. The Lagos Plan emphasized self...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 130–136.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Naomi Hossain Few big countries … have had their fortunes so profoundly shaped by a weak position in the global system. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Naomi Hossain Bangladesh social policy economic development...
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Current History (2019) 118 (805): 43–49.
Published: 01 February 2019
... United States Hurricane Maria colonialism postcolonial economic development trade globalization investment bankruptcy austerity diaspora migration 43 Hurricane Maria was a singular event in Puerto Rico s history. The storm struck on September 20, 2017, and left unparalleled devastation...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 350–354.
Published: 01 December 2018
... levels was intended to create an elite cadre that could direct economic development while promoting national unity. The ideology of national developmentalism, which called for the state to lead the country into a form of regulated market capitalism, reigned until the end of the 1970s. It resulted...