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Current History (2024) 123 (850): 43–49.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Matthew M. Taylor The rule of law in Brazil suffered mightily during the presidency of Jair Bolsonaro. His pugnacious public-security rhetoric, antagonism to environmental and indigenous issues, and connivance with corruption contributed to deepening long-standing problems of Brazilian democracy...
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Current History (2023) 122 (843): 123–130.
Published: 01 April 2023
... inequality and risky debts. capitalism corruption developmental state economic development industrial policy political economy state-business relations “Although it may galvanize much-needed industrial and infrastructural investment, the new oligarchic state capitalism brings...
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Current History (2022) 121 (839): 331–337.
Published: 01 December 2022
... and those connected with it above and beyond the law. A laundry list of Iraq’s woes and the consequences of 2003 could go on for several more pages, covering well-trodden terrain: ethno-sectarian politics, corruption, the rise of militant movements, an unsustainable economic model, and so forth...
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Current History (2021) 120 (828): 287–289.
Published: 01 October 2021
...Alexander Etkind Alexei Navalny has been the most prominent campaigner against Russia’s massive oil-fueled corruption, reaching millions of viewers with witty video exposés. Now imprisoned in a penal colony after returning to Moscow following his recovery from a poisoning, he has made his own...
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Current History (2021) 120 (827): 214–220.
Published: 01 September 2021
... with little more than public awareness campaigns, urging consumers to develop their own digital literacy to avoid scams. Corruption at the state level, meanwhile, remains pervasive, as shown by scandals exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Construction of a new capital city will be another test of financial...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 196–199.
Published: 01 May 2021
....” The sixty years that followed bore out Nkrumah’s prescient warnings on the continent. Africa trade resources corruption African Continental Free Trade Agreement US foreign policy If the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) is fully implemented following its symbolic launch...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 64–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Sonja Wolf In June 2019, Nayib Bukele, a former mayor affiliated with the former guerrilla movement FMLN, became president of El Salvador at the head of a new party allied with a splinter faction of the right-wing ARENA party. Capitalizing on the corruption scandals that tainted the two major...
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Current History (2020) 119 (819): 264–269.
Published: 21 September 2020
... enacted under its auspices in Central Asia, and examples of how these projects have been marred by elite corruption and local protest. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 China Belt and Road Initiative Central Asia economy infrastructure corruption On a chilly...
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Current History (2019) 118 (812): 361–363.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Marwan M. Kraidy Protests against a dysfunctional and corrupt political class have erupted nationwide, crossing sectarian divides. A frustrated younger generation, unscarred by the civil war, is in the vanguard. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 265–270.
Published: 01 October 2019
... corruption youth Ilham Aliyev 265 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. Azerbaijan s Missed Opportunities FARID GULIYEV During its recent oil boom, Azerbaijan ex-perienced more than a decade...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Jeremy Morris [T]he bureaucracy seeks ways to enrich itself in the manner of one big state corporation, and everyone else finds themselves in positions of vulnerability or dependency. Russia governance corruption social policy labor © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019...
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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. Malaysia politics civil society corruption ethnicity Mahathir Mohamad Anwar Ibrahim © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents...
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Current History (2019) 118 (809): 209–214.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Larry Catá Backer “Social credit redirects the power of data away from markets and strengthens the state's ability to comprehensively control behavior.” First in a series on ways of governing . China governance surveillance law corruption civil liberties Internet Xi Jinping communism...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2019
... racial inequality middle class social mobility corruption African National Congress education employment business Jacob Zuma Cyril Ramaphosa 169 The precarity of daily existence for so many black middle-class South Africans is heightened by dependence on political connections. South...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Heredia Democratic Republic Congo Félix Tshisekedi Joseph Kabila Mobutu Sese Seko democracy elections corruption human rights civil society water protest movements 175 The strategies Kabila adopted to avoid stepping down at the end of his term in December 2016 inadvertently...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2019
... democracy elections corruption military rule Muhammadu Buhari Olusegun Obasanjo Goodluck Jonathan Boko Haram Pentecostal Christianity 163 Now and again, as one political crisis or another has threatened to rend the fabric of the Nigerian Fourth Republic since its founding with the return...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 143–148.
Published: 01 April 2019
... insurgency parallel governance corruption courts Pakistan Mullah Omar Donald Trump 143 The Taliban are no longer a shadowy insurgency; they are now a full-fledged parallel political order. The Taliban s War for Legitimacy in Afghanistan ASHLEY JACKSON AND FLORIAN WEIGAND More than seventeen...
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Current History (2019) 118 (805): 68–74.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Brazil election military dictatorship Jair Bolsonaro Lula da Silva Dilma Rousseff impeachment corruption Worker's Party Rio de Janeiro crime race relations misogyny collective memory history transitional justice 68 A central feature of Bolsonaro s pro-dictatorship campaign...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 338–343.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of California Zahra Ali Safaa Khalaf Iraq Iran Basra Sunni Shia Kurds Nuri al-Maliki Haider al-Abadi Moqtada al-Sadr corruption sectarianism occupation Islamists Islamic State ISIS oil protests unemployment youth 338 The security and military apparatus that was trained, armed...
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Current History (2018) 117 (801): 258–263.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Theodore Gerber Russia economic reform oligarchs middle class social mobility education cronyism corruption Soviet Union communism inequality 258 The fall of the Soviet Union sparked hopes that a Russian middle class would emerge and thrive, but so far it has not. Stalled Social...