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Published: 21 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375548-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... Like Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton was a master at presidential diplomacy. This chapter is a chronicle of his March 1998 visit to South Africa and the many ways in which he charmed critics and made new friends for the United States, opening doors for U.S. business and developing allies for the...
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374091-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7409-1
... The conclusion describes the high-stakes image war between presidential candidates Prabowo Subianto and Joko Widodo in the 2014 elections and the important role of volunteer activists in Widodo’s successful grassroots campaign. The conclusion highlights the quick mobilization of Generation 98 in...
Book Chapter

By Doreen Lee
Published: 27 May 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374091-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7409-1
... This chapter follows Generation 98’s journey through the 2004 national and presidential elections, as activists sought to keep the goals of Reform alive by renewing their ties to each other and to “the People.” As Indonesia’s electoral democracy began to be dominated by established political...
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373926-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
.... Republican candidate Ronald Reagan won the presidential election in November. ...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373957-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7395-7
... Ontological Walkscapes 64 Susanna Gyulamiryan on Ontological Walkscapes The 2008 presidential elections in Armenia were context, thus reproducing the unseeable situation of conducted according to a well-rehearsed scenario: the covert resistance through visible means, Andreassian...
Published: 25 February 1988
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381501-015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8150-1
... that was approved by popular referen• dum on November 7, 1982, the Party Law of April 24, 1983, the Trade Union Law of May 7, 1983, and the Election Law of June 13, 1983. The 1982 constitution introduced a presidential regime in Turkey. The president of Turkey is now not only symbolically im...
Published: 09 September 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7392-6
... musicians contributed to the democratic renaissance. But as Mayor Koch sought to revive the city’s finances by attracting corporations back to the recently bankrupt city, property prices began to rise and gentrification entered the lexicon. Republican candidate Ronald Reagan won the presidential election in...
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-097
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
... grand organization of the Negroes of the world. Since this branch has been placed or organized you have been placed in the presidential chair, and never could such a position be filled by a better man than you. You have spared no pains to make this branch a success. Through your energetic and...
Book Chapter

By Banning Eyre
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
...! that name is mine Yet they don’t remember me from “eve of freedom” by amon matika Th ree rallies in January 1980 foretold the fate of Zimbabwe’s fi rst presidential election. Bishop Muzorewa gathered thousands and warned that both zanu and zapu politicians were...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... into a brave new future. (Remember, back then it was the Republicans who couldn't win presidential elections.) The foreign films and the new kind of American films helped a whole generation believe that self-invention was not only a possibility but a certainty. In the free will versus...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377580-040
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7758-0
... Prologue. Sour Grapes n November 1980, Ronald Reagan won the presidential election. My students at the School of the Art Institute, where I was teaching Iwomen's films and contemporary art...
Published: 21 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375548-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... the 1970s, there was a fear of swart gevaar, the black threat. The fear is no longer simply about race. Yet one cannot forget the hysteria in the white suburbs just before the 1994 election of Nelson Mandela. The advice heard most frequently was, “You better stock up on canned foods, ­water...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377825-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7782-5
... meeting back under control. At the end of this session, concerned residents stayed on and decided to elect an initiative group to organize an anti-nuclear organization in their region. They named the group "Nabat [meaning alarm bell] - The Com• mittee to Halt Construction and Close Khmelnitsky...
Published: 27 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375425-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7542-5
... 2002 presidential elections. Food aid was reportedly being distributed only to those with zanu- pf cards—an eff ective tactic when parts of the country were verging on famine. In the weeks to come, voters would be beaten and election observers stoned, and Morgan Tsvangirai himself would be...
Published: 25 February 1988
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8150-1
... firmest indicator of this cllange can be seen in the 1977 election results, in which a substantial switch of political allegiance of Orientals to the Herut party and the Likkud parlialnentary bloc headed by Menachem Begin contributed significantly to that party's great electoral vic• tory, which in...
Book Chapter

By James A. Joseph
Published: 21 August 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375548-018
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... Smith, “Mamphela Ramphele Defends Decision to Quit Election Pact,” Guardian News and Media Limited, February 3, 2014. 7. David Smith, “Mamphela Ramphele Announces She Is Quitting Party Politics,” Guardian News and Media Limited, July 9, 2014. 8. Bekezela Phakathi, “Ramphele to Take a...
Published: 11 June 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390626-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9062-6
... cru- cial second dimension—the effect of the war on the upcoming presidential election of November 1936. Roosevelt went on to win by a landslide (27.7 million votes to 16.7 million votes). But the scale of this impending victory was not obvious in the summer of 1936, and the election provided clear...
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... for his presidential address. It started out with a long list of greetings, as is the custom on such occasions, but it soon came to the statements that would change life in South Africa forever. In a few minutes of what was a relatively short speech, it became clear that de Klerk’s message...
Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-136
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
... announced he would do, before he was executed by the Spaniards. This episode backfired for his enemies and catapulted Evo and the MAS to new heights. After achieving a startling 21 percent of the vote in the national elections of 2002, Morales returned in 2005 to win the election with 54 percent of the...
Published: 25 February 1988
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381501-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8150-1
..., appearing before a Berkeley audience during the 1956 presidential election campaign as Adlai Stevenson's vice-presidential running mate and announc• ing that some of his favorite constituents were Arabs and Israelis! At the highest levels of U.S. policy making, this "evenhandedness" is often practiced...