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Current History (2023) 122 (845): 209–216.
Published: 01 September 2023
... reasons for persistent tensions between a Japanese public that tends to reject self-identifying as religious and the influence of religion-affiliated organizations on Japanese politics. It also identifies Abe’s assassination in July 2022 and local-level elections in April 2023 as potential beginning...
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Current History (2023) 122 (840): 29–35.
Published: 01 January 2023
...M. I. Franklin Music and politics have always been closely intertwined. Throughout history, political regimes have appropriated musical works for their own purposes, while musicians have expressed their own political views through their work—whether in the lyrics or in the music itself. Some pieces...
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Current History (2022) 121 (839): 331–337.
Published: 01 December 2022
...Fanar Haddad There is little to celebrate as the twentieth anniversary of the “new Iraq” approaches. This essay seeks to shed light on the nature of the governing system that has emerged over the past two decades, and the fissures that have appeared in Iraqi politics at the time of writing. Iraq...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Diana T. Kudaibergenova Recent events in Kazakhstan show that political art has the potential to be a potent form of protest in some of the most authoritarian states in contemporary Central Asia. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, artists in Kazakhstan and elsewhere in the region began turning...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 57–62.
Published: 01 February 2022
... alleged communism, in a renewal of ideological confrontation that raised more questions about Peru’s nation-building process. This article argues that, paradoxically, the country’s present political precariousness created the conditions for the reemergence of these historical debates—and, because...
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Current History (2021) 120 (829): 307–312.
Published: 01 November 2021
... investment funds to shun fossil fuel producers. But financial forces are also part of the problem, still driving more production and consumption of fossil fuels. Achieving transformational shifts in finance, production, and governance calls for a more disruptive politics underpinned by shifts in power...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 71–77.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Arif Bulkan; Alissa Trotz This essay situates Guyana’s recent election standoff in a longer, relatively unbroken trajectory of racially divisive politics. It explores how historically oppressed peoples have directed their hostility at each other while governments have worked with extractive...
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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. As observable numbers of cases and hospitalizations inch lower, state officials claim sage insight and vindication...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 229–234.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Gaik Cheng Khoo There is a danger that internal power struggles may cause distractions and derail the project of reformation. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Malaysia politics civil society corruption ethnicity Mahathir...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 222–228.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Amy Nethery [T]he idea that being ‘tough on asylum’ wins elections has become one of the great enduring myths of Australian politics, and apparently both major parties have decided that the stakes are too high to try anything different. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019...
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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 16–21.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Frank-Borge Wietzke Political conflicts can flare up when new, increasingly vocal lower-middle-income groups enter the political arena and when this threatens the advantaged positions of established middle classes. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 39.
Published: 01 January 2019
...Joshua Lustig A prominent philosopher of science calls for a radical political realignment to confront the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime , by Bruno Latour Polity , 2018 © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved...
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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 (2016) 115 (784): 291–297.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Fiona B. Adamson [D]iaspora politics can be viewed as not only enhancing or challenging state power in particular cases, but also contributing to new forms of global identity politics that transcend state institutions. © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved. 2016 The Regents...
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Current History (2016) 115 (780): 154–156.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Amanda Snellinger Nepal's new constitution was supposed to cap a momentous decade that saw the end of the monarchy and civil war. But identity politics and economic discontent have called national unity into question. © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved. 2016 The Regents...
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Current History (2016) 115 (779): 117–119.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Gerard Delanty While the European Union has embedded itself in ordinary life through administrative integration and cultural symbols, this “banal authority” may not be enough to handle tough political tests. The Politics of Everyday Europe: Constructing Authority in the European Union...
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Current History (2015) 114 (772): 183–188.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Gabrielle Lynch [T]he ICC's intervention did not help prompt a political transition, but was instead effectively framed as an injustice and used by the defendants and their supporters to mobilize political support. Gabrielle Lynch Kenya Africa Uhuru Kenyatta International Criminal Court...
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Current History (2015) 114 (772): 170–176.
Published: 01 May 2015
... citizens have died in politically motivated violence over the past four years. While its foreign direct investment inflows ($5.6 bil- lion in 2013) put it in the company of advanced nations like France and Japan, it joins Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan in a group of five coun- tries that accounts...
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Current History (2015) 114 (772): 177–182.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of the University of California Mary Moran Africa Liberia Ebola epidemic Ellen Johnson Sirleaf African politics health care corruption 177 With each promise of more foreign aid by multilateral donors, the general public assumed that the nation s elites would grow richer while ordinary people...
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Current History (2015) 114 (772): 189–193.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Sara Rich Dorman [N]ationalism in much of Africa continues to manifest itself in a struggle for control of the state where political institutions are unable to accommodate pressures for representation. © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of California...