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Resisting Liberalism in Israel—the Case of Marginalized Mizrahim

Nissim Mizrachi and Menachem Mautner

because it endangers the collective boundaries that mold and secure their ‘core identity’. Shlomo Fischer’s article, “Two Patterns of Modernization: An Analysis of the Ethnic Issue in Israel,” casts historical light on the origins of the chasm between

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Yoram Peri and Paul L. Scham

that it is not sui generis . The paradigms that were explored included modernization theories and developmental studies; Israel as a small state or as a Jewish state; and Israeli society as an example of a deeply divided society that uses

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Sociology in the Garden

Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology

Nissim Mizrachi

locate the source of the problem in the actors themselves, their culture, or their ‘objective’ positions within the modernization process. Instead, it attributes that blindness to oppressive social forces that, while molding behavior, remain hidden from

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Racialized Governance

The Production and Destruction of Secure Spaces in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Alexandre Magalhães

, medicine, and government—are notably less porous. The city's porosity has also decreased throughout history as “spaces of mixture became a target for state-sponsored modernization projects, hygienist practices, intellectual discourses, and city planning

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

ways that merged concerns related to public health with projects of modernization. During the republican era, these efforts were imbued with racialized anxieties about the status of the new nation, and urban development interventions often aimed to

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Richard Meissner and Jeroen Warner

various socioeconomic or cultural issues ( Cornago, 2010 ). We consider this type of diplomacy as a counterweight to centralist modernizing states. Paradiplomacy emphasizes noncentral government entities, like provinces and municipalities and, therefore

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Zhiding Hu and Victor Konrad

modernization. Baoshan, for example, recognized as a link on trade routes for millennia, has emerged as doorway to the rapid routes to Myanmar via Tengchong and Ruili and a strategic security checkpoint. Baoshan and Mengzi mark the final transition from

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Emergent Police States

Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

ethnographic practice by extensively engaging with Brazilian scholars and by highlighting the role of transnational discourses of modernization in legitimizing state violence. This article is the product of eight months of participant observation with the