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Voluntary Withdrawals, Forced Resignations, Collective Retirements or Just Bad Fortune?

A Competing Risks Analysis of Ministerial Turnover in the German Länder (1990-2010)

Sebastian Jäckle

Introduction: Different Types of Terminal Events for Ministerial Turnover The tenure of ministers may end because of very different terminal events. Some ministers may step down voluntarily because they find other career options more

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Tenure reformed

Planning for redress or progress in South Africa

Deborah James

This article explores the contradictory and contested but closely inter- locking efforts of NGOs and the state in planning for land reform in South Africa. As government policy has come increasingly to favor the better-off who are potential commercial farmers, so NGO efforts have been directed, correspondingly, to safeguarding the interests of those conceptualized as poor and dispossessed. The article explores the claim that planned “tenure reform” is the best way to provide secure land rights, especially for laborers residing on white farms; illustrates the complex disputes over this claim arising between state and NGO sectors; and argues that we need to go beyond the concept of “neoliberal governmentality” to understand the relationship between these sectors.

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Writing for Student Audiences

Pitfalls and Possibilities

Heather Streets-Salter

When historians privilege writing to and for one another over all other kinds of writing—especially in a period when the humanities in particular are under siege at public universities around the country—do we run the risk of making ourselves irrelevant to anyone but ourselves? This article explores the stakes involved when historians shift the focus of their scholarly work toward alternate, non-academic audiences. In this case, I will focus my attention on writing for university and secondary student audiences through textbooks and reference works. On the one hand, I argue that writing for students has its pitfalls, because it is devalued in the historical discipline relative to monographs and articles based on archival research. As such, investment in such writing can prove detrimental to achieving tenure and promotion. On the other hand, I argue that writing for students allows us to reach a much larger audience than our peers. In addition, writing for student audiences forces us to think carefully about the accessibility of our writing as well as the link between research, telling stories in writing, and teaching. As such, I argue that writing for students may allow historians greater visibility and relevance in the public at a critical time, given recent cuts in higher education budgets.

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Germany and the United States

Whither “Partners in Leadership”?

Matthew Rhodes

.s . retrenchment and intensified German engagement during the pair’s tenures revived the “partners in leadership” vision evoked by the first President Bush at the end of the Cold War. By the last years of Obama’s presidency, Germany had eclipsed the United Kingdom

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Cristina Clopot, Ullrich Kockel, and Vytis Čiubrinskas

journal significantly during its early years as co-editor (1990–2001) and, for a time (1992–1998), publisher. He remained connected with it over the years, regularly acting as peer reviewer and informal advisor during Ullrich's tenure as editor. His final

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“Avoiding the mistakes of the past”

Tower block failure discourse and economies of risk management in London's Olympic Park

Saffron Woodcraft

Legacy Communities Scheme neighborhoods, is a mixed-tenure, mixed-use neighborhood, which on completion in 2021 will provide about eight hundred homes for private sale and “affordable” housing to rent. 1 When the revised master plan was made public, then

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A State of Force

The Repressive Policing of Contention in Queensland under Frederic Urquhart

Paul Bleakley

the position of police commissioner proves that these tactics were highly valued by the political establishment and that, in many respects, the organization served as a quasi-political paramilitary during Urquhart’s tenure. Although the brutal tactics

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The Devil’s Money

A Multi-level Approach to Acceleration and Turbulence in Oil-Producing Southern Chad

Andrea Behrends and Remadji Hoinathy

provided a natural alternative. Because of compensation payments, stakes in owning land have grown considerably. Land tenure, in this region, is based on individually owned and communally used land, regulated almost exclusively through customary law. To

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Ștefan Dorondel, Stelu Şerban, and Marian Tudor

retention of sediments and nutrients (Reconstrucţie ecologică 1997 ). Thus, islands are vital for the hydrological regime and for the quality of the river's water. A critical issue that complicated the project was the multitude of tenure arrangements on

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Introduction

Merkeldämmerung

Eric Langenbacher

tenure since Willy Brandt from 1964 to 1987. It has been pointed out that despite its constant programmatic appeals to women’s and gender issues, the spd never had a woman leader until 2018. When the new GroKo agreement was announced on 7 February, it