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Current History (2022) 121 (835): 196–198.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Hlonipha Mokoena The South African government’s COVID-19 pandemic response has revealed that the rhetoric and infrastructure of apartheid remain embedded in the emergency rule playbook. They also continue to influence citizens’ own responses to crises. © 2022 by The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 123–128.
Published: 01 April 2022
... traditions—whether they involved formal prayers or food, music, and festivities—could be celebrated and defended from the intervention of religious orthodoxies that thrived in the public and political domain. During the COVID-19 pandemic, India has been one of the worst-hit countries, suffering...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 147–153.
Published: 01 April 2022
... travelers and toward higher-value services that would make the most of its natural and cultural attractions, as its neighbor Bhutan has done. The COVID-19 pandemic is the third major interruption to tourism in recent years, after a decade-long civil war and the 2015 earthquake. It could be a chance...
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Current History (2022) 121 (833): 83–89.
Published: 01 March 2022
... and opportunities in today’s unequal housing markets. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the risks and rewards already present across different subgroups. This housing-generated inequality creates a conundrum for governments that must balance the interests of competing constituencies with complex housing markets...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 50–56.
Published: 01 February 2022
...João Nunes This article uses the lens of neglect to analyze Brazil’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It argues that the neglect of COVID-19 was the result of a mixture of omissions, obstructions and actions on the part of the federal government and President Jair Bolsonaro. It also suggests...
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Current History (2022) 121 (831): 3–9.
Published: 01 January 2022
... of “entangled” security—from pandemics to climate change, to conflict and military engagement, to challenges to democracies in the form of internal polarization and external threats. The COVID-19 pandemic provides a striking illustration of this “global security entanglement” in action. This essay presents...
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Current History (2022) 121 (831): 36–38.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Kavita Sivaramakrishnan Many countries in the global South have rapidly aging populations. The COVID-19 pandemic has been especially hard on older adults in these countries, who mainly depend on kin for care. The pandemic has shown that a recommitment to public investment in their well-being...
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Current History (2022) 121 (831): 10–16.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Engin Isin During the COVID-19 pandemic, three long-established forms of power—sovereign, disciplinary, and regulatory—have been conspicuously deployed around the world, as seen in lockdowns, quarantines, and behavioral rules. The pandemic has also revealed a fourth form of power: sensory power...
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Current History (2022) 121 (831): 17–23.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., they have vastly expanded global trade and facilitated supply chains that stretch around the world. But vulnerabilities in the system became apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Problems at key bottlenecks in the system, compounded by an unexpected six-day shutdown of the vital Suez Canal, precipitated...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 172–177.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Thomas Kwasi Tieku A new spirit of pan-Africanism guided the continent’s response to the pandemic. Led by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, the African Union provided multilateral coordination and worked with external partners to obtain support, while the Africa Centres for Disease Control...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 167–171.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Adia Benton Like other African nations, Sierra Leone seemed to avoid the worst pandemic scenarios. Its previous experience with Ebola may have led to improved preparedness in the health system. But the government has once again reverted to a militarized response, and elites returning from...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 178–182.
Published: 01 May 2021
...Caroline Wanjiku Kihato; Sarah de Villiers; Sumayya Mohamed; Bonolo Mohulatsi Densely populated informal housing has mushroomed in formerly segregated South African townships, attracting migrants who survive on the edges of the economy, excluded from basic services. In the pandemic, they have been...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 152–158.
Published: 01 April 2021
...-19 pandemic posed a new challenge to the economy, which is now heavily dependent on tourism. But resorts were able to reopen relatively quickly, since they are mostly set up on islands apart from those inhabited by local communities. The nation also has proved adept at finding ways to make tourism...
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Current History (2021) 120 (825): 127–132.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., and an affirmative action program has lowered some barriers for stigmatized caste groups. But during the pandemic, members of lower castes suffered heavier job losses due to their higher representation in precarious daily wage jobs and their lower levels of education. Lower caste families are less able to help...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 87–92.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Kimberly J. Morgan Governments in Europe responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding their welfare systems to protect health, jobs, and incomes. The varied initiatives embody the principle of solidarity and demonstrate how welfare programs serve as a form of collective insurance against risk...
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Current History (2021) 120 (824): 93–99.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Erik Jones In contrast with their halting response to the global financial crisis a decade ago, European policymakers acted quickly to mitigate the economic damage from the COVID-19 pandemic. They eased the way for governments to run deficits and increase their debt loads. In a breakthrough...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 57–63.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Nora Lustig; Mart Trasberg Mexico and Brazil, both among the region’s hardest hit by COVID-19, took strikingly different steps to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic. Although President Jair Bolsonaro dismissed the need for social distancing measures, the government provided substantial...
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Current History (2021) 120 (823): 50–56.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Bret Gustafson The November 2019 ouster of President Evo Morales, followed by the interim government’s harsh crackdown on his supporters, plunged Bolivia into a political crisis just as the COVID-19 pandemic arrived with devastating effect. The interim government’s haphazard response was marred...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 21–27.
Published: 01 January 2021
... of the public eye, until the pandemic raised concerns about the food supply. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 labor globalization trade food COVID-19 pandemic In his 1906 novel The Jungle , Upton Sinclair illuminated the abuse and exploitation of meatpacking workers...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 15–20.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Ben Williamson The rapid shift to online teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the penetration of an algorithmic world view into education systems around the world. Promoted by a burgeoning educational technology industry, platforms that use algorithms to structure...