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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (1): 26–29.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jennifer Wilson What the competing narratives about Polish racial identity ultimately reveal is a truth familiar to students of history: namely, that whiteness is little more than a tool to deny resources to some while preserving them for others. Pointing out the inconsistences of racialization...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (1): 30–34.
Published: 01 March 2018
... without which it would be impossible to have any real sense of Salvadoran identity. It can feel disconcerting to read the news coming out of El Salvador. Murder numbers are cold, like all numbers. Yet, the fact that El Salvador has been repeatedly crowned the country with the highest number...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 3–5.
Published: 01 December 2017
... that continue to shape the Indigenous experience. Today, Indigenous people in the United States—like our relatives in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand—are demographically urban. Yet our cultural identities and political struggles remain predominantly rural and tribal. This paradox has persisted from the 1973...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 9–13.
Published: 01 March 2013
... Institute Lieven Soete Strasbourg, France—Any attempt to explain a transnational identity must take into account that nations, cultures, and people have always met and mixed across borders and boundaries. Europe’s historically grounded diversity constitutes our true identity and gives us great...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (4): 88–100.
Published: 01 December 2013
... obligations. In Norway’s “pay-as-you-go” pension system there will be fewer workers to pay for each pensioner. So taxes must rise, or expenses will have to fall. But taxes are already high, and Norway’s generous welfare state is at the core of its identity. The adjustment will be painful, whichever way...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 33–40.
Published: 01 September 2015
...” and “Culinary Nationalism.” Understanding the link between food and nationalism, however, is not limited to labelling or promoting national produce. Food, including the everyday and mundane acts of cooking and eating, might not appear an important element in our political lives and national identities. Dig...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (4): 7–13.
Published: 01 December 2011
... premises. Religion and culture are intimately intertwined, they are territorialized (Poland is Catholic, Middle East is Muslim, America is Christian), and that is what we call a civilization. So religion is understood in terms of transmitted identity, rather than a chosen faith. This has important...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 19 (3): 83–89.
Published: 01 September 2002
... with Russia as a “normal” ists enabled him to end the debate that had country, they also demanded that the out­ preoccupied the Russian political class for a side world continue to treat Russia as a ma­ decade over how Russia should define its jor power, despite its diminished resources identity...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (1): 28–38.
Published: 01 March 2014
... as basic state-provided health insurance, financial assistance for health and housing aid, and military exemption. It also opens the door to state-approved, post-surgical name change, which entitles the person to receive new national identity papers. In order to receive certification, applicants must...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (3): 22–28.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Ethiopian history parallels the erasure of his people’s contributions from the country’s official historiography. To disentangle the country from a history in which the Amhara and Tigreans sit at the top, Ethiopian identity must be reconceptualized to reflect the histories of its diverse peoples...
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World Policy Journal (2002) 19 (3): 69–76.
Published: 01 September 2002
... to Islam but rather as a means of overcom­ The Crucial Test for Islam ing the sectarian split, a crucial step in the By every measure, Soviet rule proved the task of building a community of people crucial test for Islam in Azerbaijan. Initially, whose identity then was still expressed...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (3): 81–88.
Published: 01 September 2012
... suggests that lessons from the Basque Country could resolve entrenched ethnic conflicts elsewhere. From Russia to Indonesia, governments are learning that the best way to neuter separatism is to make sure people have jobs and then leave them alone to elevate their linguistic and social identity. In short...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (4): 16–19.
Published: 01 December 2017
... with being Sámi led many people to hide their identities—including my grandparents. I was told that they moved to Hammerfest shortly after WWII. During that period, it was common for people to have lost their identity papers in the war, which made it easier for Sámi to pose as pure Norwegians and move...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 31–34.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... The country is struggling to reconcile its glorious social democratic past with its more workaday present, and Swedes are struggling with this crisis of identity in many of the same ways as Norway, Denmark, and the rest of the Nordic region. In Denmark, the ultra-right, anti-immigrant Danish People’s...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (1): 10–15.
Published: 01 March 2018
...—of the GCC. Meanwhile, the rises of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamic State have checked the appeal of Islam as a uniting factor or organizing principle. With all this playing out in the background, a national identity predicated on heritage has given way to the hard sell of a technologically enhanced...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (2): 91–99.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to create tangible social change. In a frustratingly complex political era, the “third gender” identity has been formally recognized, yet homosexuality and bisexuality continue to be labeled a products of “western corruption.” In this context, Koovagam has become more than just an important refuge...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (1): 47–56.
Published: 01 March 2016
... live in a landmass that’s actually slightly larger than the U.S. And so at this particular moment, we’re never going to have a mass movement around black identity, but we can develop those critical connections. And so these culminating factors—the lie of multiculturalism, the myth of Canada being...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 21–30.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... Identities are more complex, as boundaries were drawn quite arbitrarily during the last century. Countries like Poland and Romania are electorally split along former international borders. So the eastern “old” Poland is deeply conservative on social issues and statist on economic ones, while the reverse...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 24–25.
Published: 01 December 2016
... In January 2017, Denmark will become the first country to stop classifying “transgender identity” as a mental illness. MALTA GENDER-RECOGNITION LAW PASSPORT ID OPTIONS EST. WAIT...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (4): 10–13.
Published: 01 December 2015
... in Simón Bolívar and Andrés Bello’s Pan-American project in the 19th century and which found echoes in Ernesto Che Guevara’s notions of Latin American solidarity in the 1960s. It suggested a shared sense of Latin American identity. Foreign media often discuss Latin America as if what applies to Tijuana...