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Current History (2021) 120 (830): 372–373.
Published: 01 December 2021
... 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Middle East energy Gulf States authoritarianism Every day in the news from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), one can find evidence of the massive changes that are coming. The signs began gathering even before the pandemic...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 287–289.
Published: 01 October 2021
... bodily suffering a potent symbol of protest, tapping into a deep Russian tradition of dissent. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Russia Alexei Navalny Vladimir Putin corruption dissent authoritarianism His enemies see him as an illegitimate pretender...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 280–286.
Published: 01 October 2021
... themselves as partners of the state, even if their beliefs are not always fully aligned. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Russia religion human rights civil rights racism authoritarianism In 2001, a congregant of one of Moscow’s oldest and largest Protestant...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 290–292.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Nancy Ries In authoritarian countries, jokes can allow citizens to mock the system’s absurdities, but they also reinforce the boundaries of speech and thought. A study of humor in Belarus puts the country’s current protests in a new light, just as the old quiescent mentality may be changing. ©...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 255–261.
Published: 01 October 2021
... the next quarter-century. Neither Azerbaijan nor Armenia transitioned to liberal democracy. Backed by an increasingly assertive Turkey, Azerbaijan prevailed in a bloody war in 2020. This time, the regional authoritarian powers, Russia and Turkey, are overseeing what could be a test case for a new form...
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Current History (2021) 120 (827): 221–226.
Published: 01 September 2021
... power, most recently in 2014 in Thailand and 2021 in Myanmar. Fragile democratic governments and international sanctions have proved ineffective in restraining them. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 capitalism Thailand Myanmar militaries coups authoritarianism...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 189–195.
Published: 01 May 2021
... authoritarianism is not due to any one personality or stereotypical “mad dictator,” however (notwithstanding Magufuli’s pandemic denialism, which may have cost him his life). It is part of the legacy of the early postcolonial period and the revered founding president, Julius Nyerere, who set the foundations of one...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 362–364.
Published: 19 November 2020
....” Also that month, Ruth Michaelson, the Guardian ’s correspondent, was expelled from the country. Both had questioned the official tally of cases. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 COVID-19 pandemic Egypt authoritarianism Since Egypt recorded its first case...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 228–233.
Published: 20 August 2020
.... COVID-19 pandemic democracy authoritarianism Southeast Asia Since the early 2000s, democracy has deteriorated across most of Southeast Asia. Perhaps most dramatically, Myanmar has slid backward after a burst of optimism following its transition to civilian rule in the early 2010s and the 2015...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 234–240.
Published: 20 August 2020
... that it agree to reunification with the mainland. Chinese pressures on both fronts have provoked local resistance. Taiwan may now become a haven for pro-democracy exiles from Hong Kong. © 2020 by the The Regents of the University of California 2020 Hong Kong China Taiwan authoritarianism Xi Jinping...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 245–247.
Published: 20 August 2020
... September 2012 and February 2019, had been published by Oxford University Press in Hong Kong in June 2019. © 2020 by the The Regents of the University of California 2020 Xu Zhangrun Xi Jinping China dissent authoritarianism books The evolution of modern China toward constitutional...
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Current History (2019) 118 (812): 364–365.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Omar Al-Ghazzi Two authors explore the mixture of violence, ideology, fear, and aspiration that the authoritarian regime has relied on to stay in power for several turbulent decades. The Rule of Violence: Subjectivity, Memory, and Government in Syria , by Salwa Ismail Cambridge University...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 276–281.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Rachel Harris [T]he entire Uighur population is now regarded as a problem in need of an aggressive solution. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California China Xinjiang authoritarianism Islam Uighurs Central Asia cul 276 [T]he...
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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 (2018) 117 (803): 355–358.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of California Michele Dunne Egypt coup Muslim Brotherhood Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Cairo Wedian Arab Spring military authoritarianism repression 355 By 2018, most Egyptians who had played important roles in public life between the mid-2000s and the 2013 coup were either in prison or in exile...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 277–282.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Shavkat Mirziyoyev Islam Karimov democratic reforms Soviet Union authoritarianism Islam Central Asia labor migration 277 [L]abor migration brought the country to a point of no return: millions of the poorest Uzbeks could no longer be cut off from the rest of the world . . . Uzbekistan...
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Current History (2018) 117 (800): 215–221.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... There are multiple other background causes for this recent authoritarian turn, including Hun Sen s personality cult, the increased costs of maintaining political domination, and the convergence of stra- tegic interests between the ruling parties in Cam- bodia and China in rolling back Western influence and quashing...
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Current History (2018) 117 (796): 49–55.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Catherine M. Conaghan Rather than take marching orders from the outgoing president, Moreno distanced his government from the authoritarianism and corruption of the Correa era. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Catherine Conaghan...
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Current History (2018) 117 (796): 56–61.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Fujimori authoritarianism democracy institutions Popular Force party corruption pardon impeachment indigenous groups 56 Peru is trapped in a cycle of political instability, which prevents a focus on strengthening democratic institutions. Peru s Struggle with the Fujimori Legacy STEPHANIE...
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Current History (2018) 117 (796): 73–76.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Alejandro Velasco Despite a collapsing economy, Nicolás Maduro's authoritarian moves to neutralize his opponents seemed to be succeeding–until year-end protests showed the working class was finally fed up. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University...