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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
... 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 on...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 228–233.
Published: 20 August 2020
... a common approach in one area: nearly all have used the pandemic to crack down on political freedoms and civil liberties. © 2020 by the The Regents of the University of California 2020 COVID-19 pandemic democracy authoritarianism Southeast Asia Since the early 2000s, democracy has...
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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...
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Current History (2020) 119 (818): 245–247.
Published: 20 August 2020
... others, has laid his life on the line. © 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 democracy—envisaged over a century ago by participants in the Xinhai...
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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
... 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
... 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 (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 of...
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Current History (2018) 117 (795): 38–39.
Published: 01 January 2018
... rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California Joshua Lustig book review Democracies Die Steven Levitsky Daniel Ziblatt democracy authoritarianism Donald Trump United States Almost a year into the presidency of Don-ald Trump, it is safe to say that American...
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Current History (2017) 116 (791): 230–234.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Claudio Sopranzetti The regime's aim is to impose an authoritarian form of order on the country's makeshift and improvisatory everyday life and its freewheeling public sphere … © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California Claudio...
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Current History (2017) 116 (788): 112–115.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Holly Case In Hungary and Poland, populist leaders with authoritarian tendencies have drawn on the cynical power-holding playbooks of the old communist regimes whose traces they vowed to erase. © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California...
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Current History (2017) 116 (787): 61–67.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Michael M. McCarthy The deterioration of Venezuelan democracy that precipitated Chávez's rise and then worsened under his rule has devolved into a turn toward outright authoritarianism under Maduro. © 2017 Current History. All rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California...
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Current History (2016) 115 (785): 331–336.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Fethullah Gülen Kurds European Union democracy authoritarianism Military interventions have been a fixture of Turkish political life since the intro-duction of multiparty elections in 1950. The army long saw itself as the guardian of the republic established by Mustafa Kemal (Atatürk) in 1923. It...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 280–283.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Alexander Etkind Three recent books about Russia and its authoritarian leader offer different theories on how a clique of former spies seized control. The worst answer is to blame the victim. The Invention of Russia: The Journey from Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War , by Arkady Ostrovsky...