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Africa and Deliberative Politics  

Emmanuel Ani

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Sep 2018
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Oct 2018
This chapter shows that deliberative democracy is an important consideration for African nations, especially with an eye on the divisive effects of aggregative politics on democracies ... More

The Anticolonial Struggle in Nigeria  

Rotimi Ajayi

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
This chapter examines the nationalist struggle in Nigeria. It takes a historical look at the movement and the various factors that facilitated its spread. It argues that while nationalism ... More

The Atlantic Slave Trade and its Lasting Impact  

Wasiq Khan

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
This chapter describes aspects of the transatlantic slave trade specific to regions that now comprise Nigeria and provides a review of academic research since the Second World War on the ... More

Austria: From Consensus to Competition and Participation?  

Franz Fallend

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
Austria is a democratic republic wherein constitutionally, state power is federalized into nine provinces and 357 municipalities which are organized as self-governing bodies. However, in ... More

Bangladesh  

Krishnan Srinivasan and Sreeradha Datta

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Jul 2015
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Dec 2015
Bangladesh is the ultimate prize in the subcontinent for Indian foreign policy. To enjoy good relations with the world’s third largest Muslim population would immeasurably strengthen ... More

Belgium: A Tale of Regional Divergence?  

Ellen Wayenberg, Filip De Rynck, Kristof Steyvers, and Jean‐Benoît Pilet

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
Under the surface of great unity, Belgium suffered from three cleavages that have divided the small nation. This article discusses the three cleavages that have influenced and affected the ... More

Big Business, Democracy, and the Politics of Competition  

Strom C. Thacker

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Jan 2012
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May 2012
This article addresses several questions on business-state relations in democratic Mexico. It addresses the contemporary nature of business-state relations in Mexico and appraises the ... More

Boko Haram: Indigeneity, Internationalism, and Insurgency  

Virginia Comolli

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Oct 2018
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Nov 2018
The chapter explores Boko Haram’s regional expansion and links to international jihadi movements such as al-Qaeda in the Maghreb (AQIM) and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The ... More

Boycotting and Buycotting in Consumer Cultures: Political Consumerism in North America  

Meredith A. Katz

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Sep 2018
This chapter presents a historical overview of political consumerism in the United States and Canada, highlighting how societal and cultural shifts have influenced participation over time. ... More

Bulgaria: The Dawn of a New Era of Inclusive Subnational Democracy?  

Pavlina Nikolova

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Nov 2010
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Jan 2011
This article focuses on the state of Bulgaria. In a geographical area where continents, religions, and influences of power meet, Bulgaria has relied on the traditions of centralism and ... More

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