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Defending Politics

Matthew Flinders.

April 2012; published online February 2015.

Book. Subjects: Politics. 224 pages.

If the twentieth century witnessed the triumph of democracy then something appears to have gone seriously wrong. Citizens around the world have become distrustful of politicians, sceptical...

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When the People Speak

James S. Fishkin.

August 2011; published online February 2015.

Book. Subjects: Politics. 256 pages.

All over the world, democratic reforms have brought power to the people, but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise. This book...

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Copts at the Crossroads

Mariz Tadros.

June 2013; published online September 2014.

Book. Subjects: Politics. 0 pages.

In the light of the escalation of sectarian tensions during and after Mubarak’s reign, the predicament of the Arab world’s largest religious minority, the Copts, has come to the forefront....

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Growing Democracy in Japan

Brian Woodall.

May 2014; published online September 2014.

Book. Subjects: Politics. 290 pages.

The March 2011 disasters exposed the ineffectiveness of Japan’s political leaders, evoking three broad questions. First, why did the Kan cabinet fail to provide effective leadership in...

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A Future of Crescent without Cross?

Mariz Tadros.

in Copts at the Crossroads

June 2013; published online September 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 8380 words.

The January 25 Revolution saw high hopes of an end to sectarianism, but in the following year violence against minorities increased. Copts find themselves at a critical junction, both...

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The Copts of Egypt

Mariz Tadros.

in Copts at the Crossroads

June 2013; published online September 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 8448 words.

This chapter looks at who the Copts are, first by taking the reader through a brief history from the Arab conquests to the January 25 Revolution. It discusses changing perceptions of...

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Overview of Sectarian Incidents (2008–2011)

Mariz Tadros.

in Copts at the Crossroads

June 2013; published online September 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 5839 words.

Looking at the final 3 years of Mubarak rule, this chapter provides a quantitative description of the nature of sectarian incidents: their frequency, causes, actors, locations, and key...

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The Patriarch–President Pact and the People in Between

Mariz Tadros.

in Copts at the Crossroads

June 2013; published online September 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 8500 words.

The focus of this chapter is the Church–state–citizen relations from the 1950s to 2004, looking at how the Church leadership emerged as the mediator between Coptic citizenry and the state....

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The Politics of Backroom Vendettas

Mariz Tadros.

in Copts at the Crossroads

June 2013; published online September 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 5520 words.

Continuing the discussion of Church–state–citizen relations into the late-2000s, this chapter looks at the power struggles and rising tensions between the Church leadership and the state...

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Mitigation, Management, and Resolution of Sectarianism under Mubarak

Mariz Tadros.

in Copts at the Crossroads

June 2013; published online September 2014.

Chapter. Subjects: Politics. 9140 words.

This chapter takes a micro-level look at the causes of communal violence against Copts: places of worship, the escalation of petty, non-sectarian disputes, and gender relations in which...

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