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Yemen, Sheila Carapico Jan 2013

Yemen, Sheila Carapico

Political Science Faculty Publications

In February 2011, Tawakkol Karman stood on a stage outside Sanaa University. A microphone in one hand and the other clenched defiantly above her head, reading from a list of demands, she led tens of thousands of cheering, flag-waving demonstrators in calls for peaceful political change. She was to become not so much the leader as the figurehead of Yemen's uprising. On other days and in other cities, other citizens led the chants: men and women and sometimes, for effect, little children. These mass public performances enacted a veritable civic revolution in a poverty-stricken country where previous activist surges ...


A Personal Look At America's Foremost Communist, Laura Browder Jan 2013

A Personal Look At America's Foremost Communist, Laura Browder

English Faculty Publications

There is nothing quite like the experience of being in the beautiful, sunlit special collections reading room on the top floor of Bird Library—especially when one is about to dive into 86 meticulously cataloged boxes of family history. I was there to do research for a documentary about my grandfather, Earl Browder, as well as a joint biography of him and my grandmother, Raissa Berkmann Browder—a task that was almost overwhelming to contemplate.

After all, my grandfather Earl Browder was the head of the American Communist Party (CPUSA) during its most influential period—the Great Depression. He coined ...


Political Aid And Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice And Representation, Sheila Carapico Jan 2013

Political Aid And Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice And Representation, Sheila Carapico

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What does it mean to promote “transitions to democracy” in the Middle East? How have North American, European, and multilateral projects advanced human rights, authoritarian retrenchment, or Western domination? This book examines transnational programs in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Yemen, Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria, the exceptional cases of Palestine and Iraq, and the Arab region at large during two tumultuous decades. To understand the controversial and contradictory effects of political aid, Sheila Carapico analyzes discursive and professional practices in four key subfields: the rule of law, electoral design and monitoring, women's political empowerment, and civil society. From the institutional arrangements for ...


Historia Y Proyectos: Un Análisis Del Silencio En Lengua Madre De María Teresa Andruetto, Karina Elizabeth Vázquez Jan 2013

Historia Y Proyectos: Un Análisis Del Silencio En Lengua Madre De María Teresa Andruetto, Karina Elizabeth Vázquez

Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Faculty Publications

Publicada en el año 2010, la novela Lengua madre, de la escritora cordobesa María Teresa Andruetto, ofrece otro relato sobre la última dictadura argentina, que pone de relieve el problema de la complicidad civil e indirecta con la política represiva sistemática. El rasgo formal que distingue a la novela de Andruetto dentro de la amplia y heterogénea serie literaria sobre el pasado reciente es que el silencio no es ni una estrategia narrativa para decir lo político, ni el mecanismo mediante el cual lo indecible del horror se hace presente. En Lengua madre, el silencio es, paradójicamente, el agente verbador ...


Piège Ou Mésaventure, Ordres Des Connaissances Et Des Croyances En Rivalité : Échos Dans Deux Œuvres De V. Y. Mudimbe, Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga Jan 2013

Piège Ou Mésaventure, Ordres Des Connaissances Et Des Croyances En Rivalité : Échos Dans Deux Œuvres De V. Y. Mudimbe, Kasongo Mulenda Kapanga

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

Cependant, même l'action résultant de la Convention de 1906 entre le Saint Siège-signée par de Cuvelier et Monseigneur Vico-et ce qui était l'État Indépendant du Congo, jugée mieux Iotie à certains égards, elle souffrait des mêmes carences que les enseignements dispensés par d'autres organisations confessionnelles. En l'absence d'une politique cohérente suivie, ce mariage noué entre deux partenaires de circonstances, la religion et l'enseignement des connaissances, menait vers des avatars, et pourquoi pas vers des crises identitaires qui sourderont plus tard avec force. Ma communication traite de cette disparité d'abstraction et de la crise ...


Political Culture Of Post-Soviet Economic Change: The Case Of Financial-Industrial Groups, Jeffrey K. Hass Jan 2013

Political Culture Of Post-Soviet Economic Change: The Case Of Financial-Industrial Groups, Jeffrey K. Hass

Sociology and Anthropology Faculty Publications

Beneath the seeming chaos and conflict of Russia's post-socialist experience were structured dynamics of contentious reconstruction of fields (collective relations of power and culture institutionalized as authority and definitions of "normal"). This essay argues that the Russian experience was driven in no small part by contention over remaking core meanings and authority of field relations, practices, and boundaries. Contention over field reconstruction emerged as three groups' interests and taken-for granted meanings of normality collided: those of Soviet-era managers, a new class of financial entrepreneurs and elites, and state elites and officials. Post-socialism has been a story of competing elite ...


Property: Human Right Or Commodity?, Sandra F. Joireman, Jason Brown Jan 2013

Property: Human Right Or Commodity?, Sandra F. Joireman, Jason Brown

Political Science Faculty Publications

There is currently in international law an overstatement of the tie between property and identity. International conventions have folded property into a set of immutable human rights. There needs to be greater flexibility and nuance in this perspective. In this paper we identify two approaches to property rights: the first, which argues that property and identity are necessarily bundled together and considers property to be a human right; and the second which understands them as explicitly separate and views property as a commodity. Empirically, we observe a transition between these two competing ideas. We posit that this transition happens voluntarily ...