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Power Politics in Zimbabwe

Power Politics in Zimbabwe

Michael Bratton

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Zimbabwe's July 2013 election brought the country's "inclusive" power-sharing interlude to an end and installed Mugabe and ZANU-PF for yet another—its seventh—term. Why? What explains the resilience of authoritarian rule in Zimbabwe? Tracing the country's elusive search for political stability across the decades, Michael    More >

Venezuela’s Polarized Politics: The Paradox of Direct Democracy Under Chávez

Ana L. Mallen and María Pilar García-Guadilla

During Hugo Chávez's presidency, Venezuelan society underwent a sudden—and vicious—split between the Chavistas and the Opposition. What accounts for the extreme intensity of the split? How did differences so quickly become irreconcilable? What role did the media play? Answering these and related questions, Ana Mallen and María Pilar García-Guadilla explore how    More >

Venezuela’s Polarized Politics: The Paradox of Direct Democracy Under Chávez
Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds

Undocumented Latino Youth: Navigating Their Worlds

Marisol Clark-Ibáñez

Though often overlooked in heated debates, nearly 1.8 million undocumented immigrants are under the age of 18. How do immigration policies shape the lives of these young people? How do local and state laws that are seemingly unrelated to undocumented communities negatively affect them? Marisol Clark-Ibáñez delivers an intimate look at growing up as an undocumented Latino immigrant,    More >

Myanmar: The Dynamics of an Evolving Polity

David I. Steinberg, editor

What issues will Myanmar need to address as it moves beyond the immediate complexities of a transition from an authoritarian state to a more pluralistic polity? How will the new government navigate the challenges—some new, some old—of increasing public participation, persistent coercive forces, economic transformation, ethnic tensions, varying conceptions of the role of law, and more?    More >

Myanmar: The Dynamics of an Evolving Polity
 

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Call for proposals: We’d love to add your project to our series Power & Human Rights, edited by Professor Zehra Arat. With a focus on power dynamics and their context, books in the series will explore such themes as: the power of human rights as a concept; advocacy for human rights as a power struggle; the impact of power differentials on human rights; institutional mechanisms that enhance the power of human rights advocates; and obstacles set by states and other actors to subvert human rights. Please contact Professor Arat at zehra.arat@uconn.edu to discuss your project.
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