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Speaking in Celestial Signs

The Language of Western Astrology and the (Tenuous) Bonds of Occult Sociality

Omri Elisha

applications include personal and professional advising, therapeutic counseling, financial consulting, and specialized techniques such as ‘electional’ forecasting (i.e., choosing auspicious dates for planning weddings, medical procedures, renovations, etc.), to

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The Christian Right and Refugee Rights

The Border Politics of Anti-communism and Anti-discrimination in South Korea

Angie Heo

widespread demonstrations linked to the contentious proposal of an anti-discrimination bill ( ch'abyŏlgŭmjibŏp ). After the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye in December 2016, and the subsequent election of President Moon Jae-in in May 2017, activists

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Alena Minchenia

analyze the Belarusian opposition in connection to elections (Ash 2015; Bedford 2017 ; Nikolayenko 2015 , 2017 ; Silitski 2012 , 2015 ) and consequently deal with the electoral protests (e.g., Korosteleva 2009 ; Navumau 2016 ). As elections are

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Sheikhs and the City

Urban Paths of Contention in Sidon, Lebanon

Are John Knudsen

Sunnis also have the lowest level of the political activism, consistent with the problems of mobilizing them in electoral politics and the widespread use of strategic service provision and vote-buying to win closely contested elections and electoral seats

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“Where Is the New Constitution?”

Public Protest and Community-Building in Post–Economic Collapse Iceland

Timothy Heffernan

before. In this context, protesters demanded the resignation of the government, the organization of new elections, and the rewriting of the constitution ( Pálsson and Durrenberger 2015 ). In early 2009, after months of protests, the government finally

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

the city ( Magalhães 2019 ; Ystanes 2018 ). While Rio prepared to host the mega-events, the left-leaning Partido dos Trabalhadores (Workers’ Party—PT) governed the country through successive election periods from 2003 to 2016. It is noteworthy that

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Suburban Dissent

Defining Neighborhood Space and Place in Perth, Western Australia

Jocelyn D. Avery

candidate in state elections. In May 1999, a pamphlet distributed by the local state member of parliament and the mayor described it thus: “In purely geographic terms this unique area represents a convergence of soils and a confluence of waters but it also

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The Generative Power of Political Emotions

Mette-Louise Johansen, Therese Sandrup, and Nerina Weiss

despite neoliberal limitations of welfare provisions and bureaucratic decision-making. Within political science studies on emotions and elections, scholars have pointed to moral outrage as a crucial ingredient in the maintenance of the democratic state

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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

-organization. They preferred to leave the community affairs to the president of their residents’ association, who then went between residents and politicians to seek an exchange of welfare gifts for community votes in the next election. This clientelistic system

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Leyla Neyzi, Nida Alahmad, Nina Gren, Martha Lagace, Chelsey Ancliffe, and Susanne Bregnbæk

Global South to the rise of fascism in Italy and some far-right movements in the Global North, such as the ones led by Le Pen in France, Trump in the United States, and Orbán in Hungary. The book then closes with a postscript on the recent election of