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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): 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 (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 (825): 127–132.
Published: 01 April 2021
... 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 their...
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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 (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, the...
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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 by...
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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 (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 and...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 21–27.
Published: 01 January 2021
... 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...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 35–37.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Eileen Hunt Botting Nineteenth-century English novelist Mary Shelley wrote a dystopian novel about a global pandemic. From her reading about the connections between wars and plagues, and her personal exposure to wars in Europe and the loss of loved ones to infectious diseases, she came to a...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 3–8.
Published: 01 January 2021
...Allen Hicken; Pauline Jones; Anil Menon The Trump administration sought to erode confidence in the international system, which it regarded as an affront to national sovereignty. The COVID-19 pandemic, by raising collective awareness of the need for global cooperation, may help to restore that...
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Current History (2021) 120 (822): 9–14.
Published: 01 January 2021
... mechanisms may not be an instant cure for vaccine nationalism, but they may prove to be an incremental step toward more effective and more equitable collaboration. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 COVID-19 pandemic public health inequality The expression “vaccine...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 349–355.
Published: 19 November 2020
... come to rely on each other for support. The COVID-19 pandemic has stretched these networks of mutual aid to the limit. This article offers an intimate view of everyday life during the crisis in a camp in northern Lebanon. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 COVID-19...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 356–361.
Published: 19 November 2020
...Rana Jawad Nations in the Middle East and North Africa have traditionally seen the primary function of social policy as serving the goal of economic growth. But the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need for a more balanced approach to make societies more resilient, with social protection...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 362–364.
Published: 19 November 2020
...Khaled Fahmy Although official data suggest that Egypt avoided the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors have warned that the reality is far more grim. Their attempts to speak out have been met with harsh repression. A glance back at Egyptian history from the origins of the modern nation in the...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 338–342.
Published: 19 November 2020
... reeling from the US sanctions, the COVID-19 pandemic has delivered a heavy blow. As political factions mobilize for the 2021 elections, the situation is more unpredictable than ever. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Iran COVID-19 pandemic politics Woe unto all of...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 331–337.
Published: 19 November 2020
... women. Yet his actions on these fronts have been overshadowed by his ruthless moves to intimidate rivals to the throne and silence dissidents at home and abroad. Mohammed’s aggressive foreign policies have also caused many to question his judgment. Now the COVID-19 pandemic and a fall in the oil market...
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Current History (2020) 119 (821): 343–348.
Published: 19 November 2020
... the pandemic have outweighed the immediate danger of infection and illness. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 Persian Gulf Gulf states migrant workers labor migration COVID-19 pandemic At the global level, the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed not only the...