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Transitional justice and authoritarian backsliding

Monika Nalepa in Constitutional Political Economy wrote that sparing the judiciary in some Eastern European countries from lustration & decommunization provoked their populists and paved the way for authoritarian backsliding.

Engendering Global Capital: How Homoerotic Triangles Facilitate Foreign Investments into Risky Markets

Kimberly Kay Hoang wrote in Gender & Society about how homoerotic relations facilitate the flow of global capital into risky market economies and provides a framework for assessing the "co-constitution of gender and global capital."

Conceptualizing Criminal Governance

Benjamin Lessing in Perspectives in Politics conceptualizes criminal governance, defining the difference between "charismatic vs. rational-bureaucratic forms" & further exploring how criminal governance intersects with state power. 

Leftist Insurgency in Democracies

Paul Staniland in Comparitive Politics compares leftist insurgent revolutions in autocracies with those in democracies using examples from Asia 

Undocumented, not Unengaged: Local Immigration Laws and the Shaping of Undocumented Mexicans’ Political Engagement

Angela S. García wrote about the effect of local laws on undocumented Mexicans' political engagement in Social Forces.

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