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Current History (2023) 122 (845): 230–234.
Published: 01 September 2023
... and 2000s. The improved security situation allowed the government to adopt a new policy allocating large-scale land concessions for use in developing commercial plantations. These concessions inflicted social and environmental violence on the people who lost their land. These two types of violence in Laos...
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Current History (2023) 122 (841): 63–68.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., and was later tried for genocide—many remain ambivalent about direct engagement with secular power. Instead, evangelical groups have been active in addressing gaps left by the state in a society struggling with violence, in areas such as education, social services, and security. In the countryside, Ríos Montt...
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Current History (2022) 121 (834): 157–160.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Nichola Khan A new book by a journalist follows five interlocutors through Karachi’s recent history of rapid expansion, corruption, violence, and civil society efforts. Karachi Vice: Life and Death in a Contested City , by Samira   Shackle . Granta Books , 2021 . © 2022 by The Regents...
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Current History (2022) 121 (832): 43–49.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Alexandra Délano Alonso; Benjamin Nienass The debate about public memory has intensified in Mexico in a time of widespread violence and human rights abuses, particularly in the context of the guerra contra el narco (war against drug cartels) that began in 2006. Confronting government narratives...
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Current History (2021) 120 (826): 183–188.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of it, the movement was about ending the reign of terror maintained by the heavily armed elite police unit—and by law enforcement in general—over hapless Nigerians. Yet beneath the surface, angst concerning the overall place of violence in Nigerian society, of which police brutality is just one aspect, could not have...
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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...
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Current History (2018) 117 (797): 89–95.
Published: 01 March 2018
... David Mitchell Northern Ireland Britain United Kingdom Ireland Irish Republican Army Sinn Féin power-sharing peace sectarian violence Brexit European Union Good Friday Agreement 89 It remains an open question whether power-sharing can operate with sufficient mutual trust when...
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Current History (2017) 116 (787): 77–79.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Sonja Wolf A vivid account of the criminal violence ravaging Central America shows why many migrants have fled to the United States—and how Washington's policies are deeply implicated in their plight. A History of Violence: Living and Dying in Central America , by Óscar Martínez . Verso...
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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...
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Current History (2015) 114 (772): 183–188.
Published: 01 May 2015
... postelection violence elections African politics ethnic identity patronage © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of California 183 [T]he ICC s intervention did not help prompt a political transition, but was instead effectively framed as an injustice...
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Current History (2015) 114 (771): 149–153.
Published: 01 April 2015
...Vazira Zamindar “As we witness growing chauvinism and violence toward minorities in India and Pakistan alike, we must ask what price we are willing to pay for the homogenizing wrath of Partition's nation-states.” Seventh in a series on resurgent nationalism around the world. © 2015 Current...
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Current History (2015) 114 (770): 89–94.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of the University of California Adam Luedtke public impulse immigration European Europe Policy policymaking making control cooperation nation sovereignty violence order Middle East North Africa EU frontex ethnic conflict Cold War national identity xenophobia Schengen Balkan...
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Current History (2015) 114 (770): 101–107.
Published: 01 March 2015
... secessions suggest instabil- ity among Western Europe s last multinational states the United Kingdom, Spain, and Bel- gium all, in different ways, the rumps of Euro- pean empires, and all heterogeneous in character. Yet no one expects these secessionist projects to trigger wars or protracted violence...
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Current History (2014) 113 (762): 163–164.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Sharika Thiranagama Civil war ended in mass slaughter five years ago. Since then, the militarization of Sri Lankan society has intensified, and violence against civilians continues. P erspective Sri Lanka s Lingering State of War Sharika Thiranagama In November 2012, workers digging in the tortured...
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Current History (2014) 113 (760): 57–63.
Published: 01 February 2014
... Matthew Taylor street protesters Brazil Sao Paulo Brasilia corruption economics Dilma confederation cup world de Mello Rousseff worker PT protest bloc Reynaldo Ross mensalao justice Barbosa Dirceu Genoino Gerais PSDB PSD Kassab police violence Donadon Batista oil...
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Current History (2014) 113 (760): 82–84.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Fabrice Lehoucq Devastated by decades of civil wars, the isthmus is still struggling with democratization and economic recovery, as well as contending with criminal violence. © 2014 Current History. All rights reserved. 2014 The Regents of the University of California Fabrice Lehoucq...
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Current History (2013) 112 (758): 331–337.
Published: 01 December 2013
... risers in Dara a, a backwater in the Hauran region in the southwest of the country, repres- sion ignited and radicalized further protests. The people of Dara a saw regime violence as adding insult to the injury inflicted by the arrest of two women and fifteen schoolchildren, which caused them to discount...
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Current History (2012) 111 (745): 181–186.
Published: 01 May 2012
... election ethnic violence class Mwai Kibaki Raila Odinga constitution reform inequality Daniel arap Moi Uhuru Kenyatta 181 [T]he country has bought a short amount of time in which to entrench the new constitution, wield it for reform, and battle ghosts of the past. Kenya Struggles to Fix...
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Current History (2012) 111 (742): 43–49.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., on balance, has been a success given an anemic rate of economic growth and job creation, increasing poverty, declining satisfaction with democracy amid persistent corruption and impu- nity, and above all else a dramatic rise in crime and violence. The 2012 election will thus take place amid popular...
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Current History (2012) 111 (742): 62–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... de Janeiro cities slums drug violence gangs pacification counterinsurgency Afghanistan 62 There are uncanny similarities between Rio de Janeiro s pacification strategy and ongoing counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Rio Tries Counterinsurgency robert muggah...