Tag: corruption

Book Review: They Eat Our Sweat: Transport Labor, Corruption, and Everyday Survival in Urban Nigeria by Daniel E. Agbiboa

Rose Deller , August 22nd, 2022


In They Eat Our Sweat: Transport Labor, Corruption, and Everyday Survival in Urban Nigeria, Daniel E. Agbiboa challenges simplistic understandings of corruption by offering a captivating study of Lago…


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Red Sludge on the Blue Danube

Ian M. Cook , August 11th, 2021


In Almásfüzitő, a small factory settlement on the banks of the Danube, hazardous waste is being used to create a topsoil to cover solidified red sludge – residue…


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The World Health Organization (WHO): A Problem of Trust

Maximilian C. Forte , May 25th, 2021


Over the past twenty years or so, what has been the record of the World Health Organization when it comes to major public health crises? Has the WHO…


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Sarah Muir on her new book, Routine Crisis

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https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/chicago/R/bo69688117.html Interview by Kabir Tambar Kabir Tambar: Routine Crisis is about the aftermath of the economic collapse in Argentina in 20…


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William Suárez-Gómez and Ismael García-Colón: Puerto Rico: Resistance in the world’s oldest colony

Focaal Web Editor , September 11th, 2019


In July 2019, Puerto Rico was in turmoil. An organic movement asking for the resignation of Governor Ricardo Rosselló emerged throughout this US colonial territory. After 12 days…


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Environmental Panics : The emission scandal in Germany

Sophie Roche , September 7th, 2018


In September and again in November 2015 the famous German car company, Volkswagen AG at its headquarter in Virginia, received two violation notices from the United States Environmental…


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Posting at the Margins

Alexandra Frankel , June 29th, 2018


The “memeification” of political discourse in the 2018 Mexican presidential elections. Brandon Hunter-Pazzara “Okay, let’s start the memes,” posted a member of a community Facebook page in the…


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Documentary Review: “Inside Job” is Still Relevant

Maximilian C. Forte , May 25th, 2018


Lee Hsien Loong “Even as the crisis unfolded, we didn’t know how wide it was going to spread, or how severe it was going to be. And we…


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DragNet: January 16 – January 31, 2018

ngraulich , February 6th, 2018


Image from projects.bettergov.org DragNet is back, with a recap of a number articles that came up last month in our twitter feed. In World News, we have a…


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In the Journals – January 2017

Sean Miller , January 18th, 2017


Welcome back to In the Journals, a monthly review of just a fraction of the most recent academic research on security, crime, policing, and the law. I do…


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Chasing their tails

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , August 16th, 2015


Unpacking a local cultural meme on political corruption There’s a cultural meme circulating locally about the upcoming election. It’s on the radio and TV, in newspapers, and th…


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Chasing their tails

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , August 16th, 2015


Unpacking a local cultural meme on political corruption There’s a cultural meme circulating locally about the upcoming election. It’s on the radio and TV, in newspapers, and th…


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Chasing their tails

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , August 16th, 2015


Unpacking a local cultural meme on political corruption There’s a cultural meme circulating locally about the upcoming election. It’s on the radio and TV, in newspapers, and th…


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The Price of Freedom

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , July 26th, 2015


What do the end of slavery and the European financial crisis have in common? Recently, the BBC ran a two-part documentary in the UK on how slave owners…


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The Price of Freedom

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds/Blogs , July 26th, 2015


What do the end of slavery and the European financial crisis have in common? Recently, the BBC ran a two-part documentary in the UK on how slave owners…


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The Price of Freedom

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , July 26th, 2015


What do the end of slavery and the European financial crisis have in common? Recently, the BBC ran a two-part documentary in the UK on how slave owners…


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Unravelling Goliath

mstalcup , June 15th, 2015


The editors of Anthropoliteia welcome Christopher Gaffney with a commentary on the current crisis at FIFA and its implications “Unfair Players” Photo by Christopher Gaffney CC BY-NC-PSA 4….


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NEW! — Martin Webb: Contemporary Indian anti-corruption movements and political aesthetics

Focaal Web Editor , April 23rd, 2015


To appreciate the role of aesthetics in politics, we might look to the recent resurgence of popular anti-corruption movements in India. In 2011 and 2012, mass protests by…


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The Corruption Complex

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , April 19th, 2015


The cultural logics of corruption and how they can be found in T&T Writing about corruption from the petty to the massive in Africa, anthropologist Jean-Pierre Sardan proposed…


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Cultures of Dependency

Dylan Kerrigan - Opeds , November 23rd, 2014


fundamental social change is hard to achieve because cultures of dependency are deeply entrenched in the local political culture. In political theories of social change like Marxism, under…


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