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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

came from the turmoil inside Dar al-Fatwa, Lebanon's highest Sunni religious authority, which spurred internal rivalry and caused popular discontent. Finally, the crisis in the Future Movement, Lebanon's foremost Sunni political party, stifled reform

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Zilka Spahić Šiljak

mandatory gender quota imposed on political party voting lists by the OSCE in 1997 and confirmed later by the Gender Equality Law of BiH of 2003. 6 The problem in BiH is not democracy, and the authors never speak against democracy; the problem is the

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Joshua Mullenite

to the potential role of mayoral governance in responding to climate change. Central to Barber's argument is the idea that “national states and their fractious political parties are undermined in their democratic aspirations not only by parochialism

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Ethnographic witnessing

Or, hope is the first anthropological emotion

Carole McGranahan

, threaten and torture individuals in their care. Armies and political parties both try to recruit individuals away from competing parties, and often don't take no for an answer. In too many cases, asserting one's political beliefs angers others to the point

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Whose Reality Counts?

Emergent Dalitbahujan Anthropologists

Reddi Sekhara Yalamala

( Meher 2009 ). In addition to these more militant activities, over the past decade there has been an increased effort on the part of Dalitbahujan political organisations and their political parties to force state and private universities and colleges to

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Seeking Recognition, Becoming Citizens

Achievements and Grievances among Former Combatants from Three Wars

Johanna Söderström

group was rather small (estimates range between 791 and 2,000 individuals in a population of 34 million), but the associated network of supporters and helpers was larger (as in Namibia). M-19 transformed into the political party M-19 Democratic Alliance

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Masculinity on Stage

Dueling in the Greek Capital, 1870–1918

Dimitra Vassiliadou

national humiliation and as a partial loss of national sovereignty, the “unfortunate war of 1897” triggered questions regarding the causes of the defeat. 23 There were not a few who blamed parliamentarism and the political parties for the national failure

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Xandra Miguel-Lorenzo

wrestling show echoed other forms of ‘mass media politics’ such as the popular TV programme La Tribuna Libre del Pueblo , which ignited the later popular political party Conciencia de Patria (Conscience of Fatherland), bringing El Alto rural-urban Aymaran

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The Fiscal Commons

Tax Evasion, the State, and Commoning in a Catalonian Cooperative

Vinzenz Bäumer Escobar

autonomy by various political parties in Catalonia. 5 Unlike Euskadi (the Basque Country), Catalonia falls under the common financing regime ( regimen común de financiación ), meaning that the Catalan government has limited taxation powers and receives

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Judith Bovensiepen

Laclubar subdistrict. With the onslaught of the Indonesian occupation in 1975, and during the violent interactions between East Timorese political parties that preceded it, the inhabitants of the rural areas of Laclubar were forcibly displaced: in the mid