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Jostling for power: Sierra Leone’s election runoff, by Luisa Enria and Jamie Hitchen

Mats Utas , March 15th, 2018


After six days of patiently waiting, during which 25% increments of Sierra Leone’s 7 March presidential vote were gradually released, on the evening of 13 March, chair of…


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Generation Terrorists: The Politics of Youth and the Gangs of Freetown, by Kieran Mitton

Mats Utas , February 26th, 2018


Youth at Risk – Youth as Risk On the evening of the 15th February, six leading presidential candidates for the Sierra Leone presidential elections took to the stage….


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The legacy of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Why ‘great aspiration’ is not quite enough, by Leena Vastapuu and Maria Martin de Almagro

Mats Utas , February 3rd, 2018


The first elected woman head of state in Africa, President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, has just stepped down from her office in Liberia. Her successor George Weah assumed the position…


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Democratization vs. Liberalism in Canada

Maximilian C. Forte , December 22nd, 2017


Many North Americans (leaving aside Mexico), would likely not know that the official acronym for “North Korea” is “DPRK,” and if they did then fewer still might realize…


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A Year of Two Elections

Peter Lockwood , November 27th, 2017


Victor flew into the tackle, blocking the opponent’s shot at goal. Shouts of praise went up from the fans and substitutes standing on the touch-line. “Sawa Victor!” (“Nice…


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What Would A Muslim Brotherhood State Have Looked Like?

MPeterson , August 25th, 2017


It’s one of the greatest controversies of the revolution: What would the state overseen by Egypt’s President Morsi have looked like if he had not been ousted in…


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Alessandro Zagato: “Spokesperson for the people and candidate for the media”: An indigenous woman for the 2018 presidential elections in Mexico

Focaal Web Editor , June 19th, 2017


María de Jesús Patricio, known as Marichuy, is an indigenous Nahuatl woman born on 23 December 1963 in Tuxpan (“land of rabbits”), a small town located in the…


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Patrick Neveling: “Vote like humans”: Elections in a posthuman political economy

Focaal Web Editor , June 8th, 2017


This post is part of a feature on the 2017 UK elections, moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (SOAS, University of London). As I left Bournemouth train station…


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Michael Jennings: UK Election 2017 manifestos and international development: Common ground and clear water

Focaal Web Editor , June 8th, 2017


This post is part of a feature on the 2017 UK elections, moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (University of Bern). With the election coming up today, I…


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John Gledhill: It’s Corbyn’s critics who need the history lesson

Focaal Web Editor , June 8th, 2017


This post is part of a feature on the 2017 UK elections, moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (University of Bern). In his very carefully argued speech of…


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Alan Bradshaw: On the prospect of a Tory majority!

Focaal Web Editor , June 8th, 2017


This post is part of a feature on the 2017 UK elections, moderated and edited by Patrick Neveling (University of Bern). As an Irishman living in England, I…


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EASA and European Anthropology: An Interview with Antonio De Lauri #easaelections2017

Allegra , December 23rd, 2016


Antonio, you decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


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EASA and European Anthropology: An Interview with Antonio De Lauri #easaelections2017

Allegra , December 23rd, 2016


Antonio, you decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


EASA and European Anthropology: An Interview with Antonio De Lauri #easaelections2017

Allegra , December 23rd, 2016


Antonio, you decided to run for the elections of the new EASA committee. Can you let EASA members know a little bit about your academic path and interests?…


Political Temporalities: 2016 U.S. Election

Angelique Haugerud , October 31st, 2016


U.S. presidential elections are extraordinary moments—ruptures in everyday time, full of transformative promise. Maybe. More than two decades ago, in her seminal essay on time, Nancy D. Munn…


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Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

Angelique Haugerud , October 11th, 2016


Savage Minds welcomes guest blogger Angelique Haugerud. “America is a shining example of how to hold a free and fair election, right?” asks Bassem Youssef, a comedian and…


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Lesley Gill and Norbert Ross: What’s Class Got to Do with It?

Focaal Web Editor , September 16th, 2016


Unsettled by Donald Trump’s bigotry and xenophobia, liberal pundits have struggled to understand his improbable anointment as the nominee of the Republican party. Many have sought answers in…


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One year after the elections: a deceptive calm in Burundi? by Mimmi Söderberg Kovacs

Mats Utas , July 19th, 2016


Burundian soldiers patrolling the streets of Bujumbura. Photo by the author The car stops and the driver turns off the ignition and leans back in the seat. Before…


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Call for Proposals: Campaigns and Elections

Elyse Bailey , July 18th, 2016


As another presidential election arrives in a year dominated by campaign-related news in the US, we’ll explore campaigns and elections ranging from recent parliamentary elections in Iran, to…


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How Karl Marx Ruined My Dinner Party

Carie Little Hersh , June 2nd, 2016


At dinner one night, I made two fatal social errors in rapid succession. First, during casual conversation with two good friends, I began talking about American culture. Not…


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Chris Hann: On Saxony-Anhalt bashing

Focaal Web Editor , April 12th, 2016


Regional elections in Germany have seldom if ever attracted as much attention as they did on Sunday, 13 March 2016. This was the first opportunity for the electorate…


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Sian Lazar: “The happiness revolution”: Argentina and the end of post-neoliberalism?

Focaal Web Editor , March 17th, 2016


This post is part of a series on the Latin American pink tide, moderated and edited by Massimiliano Mollona (Goldsmiths, University of London).  In mid-October 2015, it appeared…


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The Inner Beast released after Ugandan Elections 2016, Marianne Bach Mosebo

Mats Utas , February 23rd, 2016


The Ugandan Presidential Election in 2016 left many Ugandans frustrated and angry at the election process and the announcement of the incumbent, President Yoweri Museveni, as the winner…


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Elections in Uganda 2016: Rumours and the Terror of the Unknown, by Henni Alava and Cecilie Lanken Verma

Mats Utas , February 18th, 2016


Two parallel realities appear to exist in pre-election Uganda, especially when seen from the northern region of Acholiland ten years after it was declared ‘post-conflict’. In one, everything…


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