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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

Africa and the Contestation of Sexual and Gender Diversity: Imperial and Contemporary Regulation  

Monica Tabengwa and Matthew Waites

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May 2020
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Jun 2019
This chapter considers sexualities and genders in Africa by exploring the relationship between precolonial, colonial, and current forms of regulation. The field of research on sexual and ... More

The AKP’s Rhetoric of Rule in Turkey: Political Melodramas of Conspiracy from “Ergenekon” to “Mastermind”  

Erdağ Göknar

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Aug 2020
In 2008 the Turkish Constitutional Court was one vote shy of banning the ruling AKP for “anti-secular activity.” In response, the AKP began articulating a series of political conspiracy ... 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

Arab Citizens in the “Jewish” State of Israel  

Itzhak Galnoor

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Apr 2021
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Oct 2020
Israel’s Declaration of Independence proclaims full equality for all of Israel’s citizens and calls upon members of the Arab nation “to participate in the upbuilding of the State on the ... More

‘As it was bodily, so it is politically’: Prostitutes, Wives, and Political Power in Zimbabwe  

Rudo Mudiwa

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Aug 2020
This chapter argues that the term ‘prostitute’ is part of the political grammar in Zimbabwe, used to discipline women’s participation in party politics. Rather than approaching the use of ... 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

Australia’s Electoral Innovations  

Lisa Hill

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Oct 2020
This chapter explores Australia’s well-deserved reputation as a democratic innovator and, in particular, an electoral innovator. This tendency has been driven substantially by two uniquely ... More

Australia’s Federal Framework: Constitutional Fundamentals, Federal Institutions, and Intergovernmental Balance  

Nicholas Aroney

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Nov 2020
Australia’s federal framework is fundamental and pervasive. This chapter explains the federal logic of the Australian Constitution, discusses the evolution of the federal system in light of ... More

Australia’s Pursuit of Place in the World  

Caitlin Byrne

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Dec 2020
Australia’s place on the world stage has evolved dramatically over the past century. Although no longer preoccupied with isolation from the British Empire, Australia grapples with the ... More

Australian Political Parties: Evolution and Adaptation  

Anika Gauja

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Nov 2020
This chapter charts the evolution of Australian political parties and analyses the characteristics of Australian partisan politics, which are constantly evolving to balance the pragmatism ... More

Australian Politics in Local Government: Place-Making in Town and Country  

Jacob Deem

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Dec 2020
The majority of Australians live in capital cities, and the urban–rural divide represents one of the most deeply ingrained and enduring cleavages in Australian society. Regional governance ... 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

The Bank of Japan: Central Bank Independence and the Politicization of Monetary Policy  

Gene Park

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Feb 2021
In April 1998, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) gained legal independence. While the primary theoretical justification was to enhance the central bank’s inflation-fighting credibility, the newly ... 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

Beyond ‘Structured Inattention’: Towards Australian Indigenous Political Studies?  

Morgan Brigg and Lyndon Murphy

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Dec 2020
Australian scholarly knowledge of Indigenous politics is predominantly conducted on settler–colonial terms that elide Indigenous sociopolitical order and shape Indigenous agency. This ... 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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Feb 2019
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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

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