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Esther Hertzog

This article elaborates on the connection between hygiene/cleanliness and the bureaucratic control of Ethiopian immigrants in Israel. It discusses the role of stigmatisation in constructing immigrants' perceived backwardness and weakness, which necessitate guidance. The analysis also demonstrates the patronisation of immigrant women through inspection of their tidiness as mothers and housewives. The case of the Ethiopian immigrants, who began arriving in Israel at the beginning of the 1980s and still immigrate, will be used to suggest that the bureaucratic regulation of immigrants, rather than racism or cultural differentials, is behind the integration process. Moreover, the similarities between the absorption practices applied towards immigrants from Ethiopia and those from Muslim countries in the 1950s will be discussed in terms of the bureaucratic patronage over immigrants in Israel.

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Steffen Dalsgaard

In sociological literature, the most commonly accepted meaning of 'the state' is based on a spatial definition that describes it as an entity exercising sovereignty within a bounded territory. However, the state is also made present in time, and state forms have a profound impact on the temporalities of social events and interaction, for instance, through rhythms and schedules. Consequently, this article discusses how the state in Manus Province, Papua New Guinea, can be understood with reference to temporality as much as to spatiality and materiality. Here, the state is seen as being personified in its politicians, who are in control of its resources. In this understanding, the state is both facilitated and limited by the presence, attention, and duration of the politicians, who are obliged to recognize personal relationships through which kin or acquaintances can challenge bureaucratic control of space and of time.

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Underground waterlines

Explaining political quiescence of Ukrainian labor unions

Denys Gorbach

. The coming conjuncture seems to rely on a greater bureaucratic control on the shop floor, the elimination of the union at the enterprise level, and the prevalence of clientelist populist politics over bureaucratic inertia on the macro scale. First, I

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Life in the ant trails

Cocaine and caustic circuits in Bissau

Henrik Vigh

states seen to lack transparency, accountability, order, or centralized bureaucratic control. Ironically, while international commentators mostly commonly describe the state in Guinea-Bissau as “weak” or “failed,” the combination of abandonment and

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The Complexity of History

Russia and Steven Pinker’s Thesis

Nancy Shields Kollmann

, Russia’s earliest criminal law codes acknowledge prosecutions and punishment up to execution for murder, arson, and other major crimes as well as for political and religious crimes. As the state began to amass bureaucratic control in the sixteenth century

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In Their Best Interests

Diplomacy, Ethics, and Competition in the French World of Adoption

Sébastien Roux

the implementation of bureaucratic control over child migrations. From the drafters’ perspective, bureaucratization and moralization went hand in hand: administrations were supposed to guarantee the morality of actors and practices, according to their

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Amanda J. Reinke

professionalizing the field (creating an elite educated class of workers) and constructing official relations with the state (memoranda of understandings that codify the relationship) are two primary mechanisms of extending bureaucratic control over RJ

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Eugene N. Anderson, Jodie Asselin, Jessica diCarlo, Ritwick Ghosh, Michelle Hak Hepburn, Allison Koch, and Lindsay Vogt

focus momentarily on where they meet—the politics of water. River Dialogues and Hydropolitics sit at opposite, and rather well-established, poles of a spectrum within this field; at one end are concerns of “hydraulic power” and the bureaucratic

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Nonrecording the “European refugee crisis” in Greece

Navigating through irregular bureaucracy

Katerina Rozakou

, and despite the fact that state functionaries questioned the document’s validity, it was still an essential element in the constitution of the state. It would appear that the fantasy of bureaucratic control has a compelling power over everyone