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Textbooks in Periods of Political Transition after the Second World War

Kira Mahamud Angulo and Anna Ascenzi

to leave authoritarian regimes behind while endeavoring to build and consolidate democratic systems and societies. In their recent study of education in Central Asia, Pinar Akçali and Cennet Engin-Demir state that the curriculum challenges facing all

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A Thematic Issue about Central and Eastern European Societies

Zuzana Reptova Novakova and Laurent van der Maesen

support for authoritarian populism. It would be an easily tempting strategy to simply blame the development divide or the fact that the socioeconomic gap between the former East and West did not close as quickly as many had hoped. Nevertheless, as

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Anthropological Approaches to the Study of Children in the Middle East

Erika Friedl and Abderrahmane Moussaoui

list of the conditions that actually influence childhood and the children’s worlds in the Middle East today. It leaves out questions into deep structure such as authoritarian, paternalistic ideologies that influence psychological, social and economic

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Joshua Mullenite

make them (and governments) more open to drastic measures. At the same time, the violent response by police to the Black Lives Matter protests in May and June 2020 provides a vivid imagery for what that authoritarianism looks like in one of the world

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Suzanne Berger

population. Karl Polanyi’s “double-movement” of backlash against global markets and against globalization’s rapid, radical disruption of social life seems once again at work producing authoritarian anti-liberal politics. 2 The economic and social

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Who Governs in Deep Crises?

The Case of Germany

Wolfgang Merkel

acceptance of restrictions on basic rights and existential economic losses exhibits subtle features of the “authoritarian personality” as described by Erich Fromm and later Theodor W. Adorno et al. (1950) for Germany, the US, and beyond. For at least two

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Gilberto Conde

an end to authoritarianism, a stop to corruption, an improvement in living conditions, as well as other more local demands, summarized in the slogan, “The people want the downfall of the regime.” Many have reflected about the meaning of these

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The Modernity of Political Representation

Its Innovative Thrust and Transnational Semantic Transfers during the Sattelzeit (Eighteenth to Nineteenth Centuries)

Samuel Hayat and José María Rosales

those of authoritarian regimes. Through the development of popular unrest in several parts of Europe from the seventeenth century onward, deep political struggles occurred regarding represenation's meaning, with different actors claiming to be the real

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Doing Gender Research as a ‘Gendered Subject’

Challenges and Sparks of Being a Dual-Citizen Woman Researcher in Iran

Rassa Ghaffari

here is not to discuss the difficulties of conducting general research in the framework of authoritarian states; rather, my main concern is specifically on doing gender research as a young woman with dual citizenship under what Goli Rezai-Rashti (2013

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Wenn eine Band lange Zeit lebt

Puhdys, Politics, and Popularity

John Littlejohn

distribution of wealth in this capitalist nation results in the creation of “have-nots” as well as “haves.” On the other hand, however, the anti-authoritarian, anti-government theme shines through as well, something the censors would be loath to propagate