Tag: legitimacy

#Review: Whose Life Is Worth More?

Maria Pujol Fernández , March 18th, 2021

During the Second World War, the British government, with the invaluable assistance of Alan Turing, deciphered Enigma (the Nazi code war machine) and thus gained access to key…


Stars—They Talk Just Like Us! 

Chelsea Horton , February 20th, 2020

How an Instagram-based gossip franchise allows celebrities to manage the authenticity of their public personae. They go to the market! They pump gas! They explore the park! One…

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A Desperate Empire Crashes in Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , May 1st, 2019

The April 30, 2019, coup attempt in Venezuela has come and gone. The coup has failed. “Failed state” theory just got a lot more complicated. No longer can…


Fiction Plus Coercion Makes Reality: The Illegitimacy of the US-led Coup in Venezuela

Maximilian C. Forte , February 15th, 2019

After considering the economic foundation of current US intervention, designed to erase Venezuela’s economic sovereignty, the purpose here is to focus more on the political side of the…


In the Journals: December 2018

williamodum , January 18th, 2019

From: Papachristos, A. V., Brazil, N. and Cheng, T. (2018), Understanding the Crime Gap: Violence and Inequality in an American City. City & Community, 17: 1051-1074. doi:10.1111/cico.12348  …


Call for #Reviews: #AnthroState #Africa

Julie Billaud , January 17th, 2018

As we start into 2018, we seize the opportunity of this post by Thomas Bierschenk and Jean-Pierre Olivier de Sardan on their influential edited volume States at Work to…


Stephen P. Reyna: Is Mr. Trump a legitimacy crisis?

Focaal Web Editor , February 16th, 2017

In the wake of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration, one US representative, John Lewis, fueled widespread media debates with a claim that he does not believe Mr. Trump to…


The Shape of Things to Come in Libya (Part 2 of 2)

Maximilian Forte , February 22nd, 2016

A New World Recolonization Hillary Rodham Clinton, US Secretary of State, March 20, 2011, to Jeffrey D. Feltman: “Can we get a statement from the Libyan opposition…w [with]…