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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 50–56.
Published: 01 February 2021
... by corruption scandals over procurement of medical supplies. After several delays, a general election was finally held in October 2019. Luis Arce, the presidential candidate of Morales’s Movement Toward Socialism, won decisively. But Morales’s subsequent return from exile signaled that the struggle over his...
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...
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...
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...
Current History (2018) 117 (801): 271–276.
Published: 01 October 2018
... Sargsyan Velvet Revolution protests democracy elections corruption civil society activism Russia diaspora 271 The revolution . . . ended the hopelessness, apathy, and indifference that had come to characterize the post-Soviet period. Armenia s Unfinished Revolution ARMINE ISHKANIAN When...
Current History (2018) 117 (800): 215–221.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Kosal Path From local to national politics, the state, the party, and the personal interests of elites have merged into one machine. Kosal Path Cambodia China Hun Sen Cambodian People's Party democracy Khmer Rouge elections authoritarianism patronage human rights China dynastic...
Current History (2018) 117 (799): 187–193.
Published: 01 May 2018
...K. Ochieng' Opalo [T]he conflicts surrounding the 2017 elections severely eroded the integrity of democracy in Kenya. © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California K. Ochieng'Opalo Kenya presidential elections democracy violence ethnic...
Current History (2018) 117 (796): 49–55.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Ecuador Lenín Moreno Rafael Correa Country Alliance party elections corruption Odebrecht Panama Papers authoritarianism democratic transition 49 Rather than take marching orders from the outgoing president, Moreno distanced his government from the authoritarianism and corruption...
Current History (2018) 117 (796): 73–76.
Published: 01 February 2018
... of California Alejandro Velasco Venezuela Nicolás Maduro Hugo Chávez Constituent Assembly National elections democracy riots food shortages authoritarianism populism working class PERSPECTIVE The Pyrrhic Victories of Venezuela s President ALEJANDRO VELASCO 73 Christmas Eve should have...
Current History (2017) 116 (793): 315–319.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Daniel Bell China political meritocracy United States liberal democracy elections voter testing voting Xi Jinping corruption reform experimental governance 315 By learning from aspects of imperfect meritocratic systems, including Chinese- style political meritocracy, democratic...
Current History (2017) 116 (790): 163–169.
Published: 01 May 2017
... informal settlements population political parties elections evictions housing See, here in Ghana we do not use terms like the poor political party activist Bright Dzila explained to me in a 2012 interview about Accra s largest squatter settlement, Old Fa- dama. That is what outsiders use, NGO...
Current History (2016) 115 (782): 214–219.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... 2016 The Regents of the University of California Mandy Sadan Myanmar Burma Daw Aung San Suu Kyi elections National League Democracy Panglong Agreement democracy nationalism communal violence British colonial legacy Buddhism ethnic minorities 214 Burmese politicians...
Current History (2016) 115 (781): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2016
... Adrienne LeBas Africa Burkina Faso Kenya Zambia term limits political parties elections democracy Barack Obama 169 Executives are able to act with impunity because there is no strong, organized opposition to challenge entrenched incumbents and push them toward a genuine political opening...
Current History (2016) 115 (780): 136–143.
Published: 01 April 2016
... elections Hamid Karzai Ashraf Ghani Abdullah Abdullah Barack Obama Pakistan George Bush Taliban Mullah Omar al-Qaeda Islamic State China 136 What divides Afghans more than ethnicity or ideology is an unwillingness to share power and a winner-takes-all approach to politics. Afghanistan...
Current History (2015) 114 (774): 259–265.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of California Andrew Wilson Ukraine Kiev Maidan Donbas corruption oligarchs elections Crimea Orange Revolution Viktor Yanukovych Vladimir Putin 259 A new nation is arguably in the making. However, the economy has collapsed, and not enough has changed in the political system. . . . [I]t...
Current History (2015) 114 (772): 183–188.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of California Gabrielle Lynch Kenya Africa Uhuru Kenyatta International Criminal Court postelection violence elections African politics ethnic identity patronage 183 [T]he ICC s intervention did not help prompt a political transition, but was instead effectively framed as an injustice...
Current History (2015) 114 (772): 170–176.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Brandon Kendhammer [W]hile the March election map shows how divided the country still is in many respects, the peaceful turnover is a chance to build a greater sense of national solidarity around democratic institutions. © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents...
Current History (2015) 114 (769): 62–67.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the University of California Kathryn Hochstetler Marilia Oliveira Brazil Brazilian politics coalitions elections alliances dilma rousseff Workers' Party PT social democrat PSDB Neves October 2014 socialist PSB Campos third-way option Cardoso Lula da silva state role center...
Current History (2014) 113 (767): 356–361.
Published: 01 December 2014
... of California Jenny White Turkey tipping point Erdogan AKP Turkish polarization ottoman nationalism authoritarianism aspiration platform elections kemalist fethullah gulen soma muslim turkishness kurd secularist secular religious PKK gezi kobani 356 By pulling the levers...
Current History (2014) 113 (763): 192–196.
Published: 01 May 2014
... about a potential breakdown if Meles decided to resign. After the 2010 elections, which reinforced the EPRdF s dominance, the party took measures to promote a new breed of leaders. A number of party veterans retired, while a new generation of younger leaders represent- loVise aalen is a senior...