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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 (834): 135–140.
Published: 01 April 2022
... and media makers if they had any relatives who remained in Afghanistan. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 Afghanistan media public sphere culture authoritarianism Taliban In US foreign policy circles, there is a common sentiment that the United States and its...
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Current History (2021) 120 (830): 372–373.
Published: 01 December 2021
.... Tunisia has emerged as the most recent case in which Gulf states saw an opportunity to undermine an experiment in post-authoritarian governance. Between 2011 and 2015, Tunisians struggled long and hard, largely on their own, to forge a new political system, which they enshrined in a liberal constitution...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 287–289.
Published: 01 October 2021
... followers are banned from taking part in elections, and a young man has been sent to prison merely for wearing a T-shirt that said “Freedom for Navalny.” © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 Russia Alexei Navalny Vladimir Putin corruption dissent authoritarianism...
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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
... rationale for the military to indirectly obtain more land and build more infrastructure. The army acquired extensive holdings of mountainous and forested land along the frontier. capitalism Thailand Myanmar militaries coups authoritarianism On May 22, 2014, and February 1, 2021, coups...
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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
... in the early nineteenth century reveals a consistent disregard for citizens’ health, apart from their usefulness as military conscripts. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 COVID-19 pandemic Egypt authoritarianism Since Egypt recorded its first case of COVID-19...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 228–233.
Published: 20 August 2020
... in an attempt to foster political stability by bringing in a major opposition leader—and to nullify his ability to criticize the government from the outside. This may have costs for Indonesian democracy. COVID-19 pandemic democracy authoritarianism Southeast Asia Since the early 2000s, democracy...
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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
... of the University of California 2020 Xu Zhangrun Xi Jinping China dissent authoritarianism books The evolution of modern China toward constitutional democracy—envisaged over a century ago by participants in the Xinhai Revolution of 1911, which brought an end to over two millennia of dynastic rule...
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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...