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Published: 01 September 2017
Ohoud, scuba diving in Jeddah’s Red Sea port, tells me, “We women often joke that we can’t drive, but we can dive.” Ohoud, scuba diving in Jeddah’s Red Sea port, tells me, “We women often joke that we can’t drive, but we can dive.” More
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Published: 01 June 2013
A Norwegian army officer directs a helicopter at a live fire exercise on a blustery, minus 8 degrees Fahrenheit afternoon. Ballistics and electronic devices function differently in extreme cold, often jamming or breaking down. A Norwegian army officer directs a helicopter at a live fire exercise More
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Christopher Shay Theorists have long recognized the family as the place where “politics become personal,” writes Christopher Shay. Perhaps it is not surprising, then, that so-called “traditional family values” are often used to “cajole and coerce the public.” Shay describes how, in the pages...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (3): 16–20.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Rhacel Salazar Parreñas In homes across Asia, the Middle East, and the United States, female migrant laborers are doing the difficult work of child and elder care. But these women often leave behind children of their own in countries such as Indonesia and the Philippines. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (1): 15–19.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Kehinde Andrews Racism transcends borders and so too must the fight against it, argues Kehinde Andrews . Too often, analyses of race are hemmed in by “methodological nationalism,” or the tendency to frame our thinking around the nation-state. Instead, Andrews says, the African diaspora should unite...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 5–9.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Too often the perspectives of sex workers are left out of policy conversations. World Policy Journal asked experts around the globe what sex workers need to better control their working conditions. Copyright © 2016 World Policy Institute 2016 sex work labor labor policy Compiled...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Stephanie A. Limoncelli Labor trafficking plagues international supply chains. A few countries require companies to disclose the measures they've taken to address the exploitation of workers, but when it comes to enforcing compliance, legislation often falls short. Sociologist Stephanie Limoncelli...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (2): 25–33.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... But in such a poorly regulated environment, “clean” water is often dirty, putting millions at risk of falling ill. She puts forward a number of possible plans, including pani panchayats , or citizen-led water councils inspired by institutions in rural India. Copyright © 2016 World Policy Institute 2016 India...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (3): 107–116.
Published: 01 September 2013
... that such a goal is within reach. Unfortunately, all too often today this process itself is subverted by campaign consultants, with access to broad and deep methods of campaign financing, who do their best to manipulate and play to the emotions of the voter. Viable campaign finance laws are a good first step...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 19–21.
Published: 01 March 2013
... a warm welcome waiting for you. The world over, migrants face discrimination that often extends to their children. Most distressingly, they often see their children denied the opportunities and basic services that other children take for granted. As chair of the Global Partnership for Education...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 115–123.
Published: 01 March 2013
... their courts dispense, while at the same time courts all too often reflect and reinforce the failings of the democratic systems supported or endorsed by the political establishment. A government of true checks and balances will often find the judiciary at odds with the ruling elite. But that is all too rare...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (4): 10–13.
Published: 01 December 2015
... discovered “the original seat of the Garden of Eden.” The myth of the biblical garden has been persistent in the history of Latin America. Part wishful thinking, part acknowledgement of seemingly boundless resources, it has often manifested itself in dramatic interventions that embody the original...
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World Policy Journal (2001) 17 (4): 61–66.
Published: 01 December 2001
... Littlefield, 2 0 0 0 ). Beyond Ping-Pong Diplomacy China and Human Rights Jeffrey N . Wasserstrom Everyone familiar with the long-term course tion can make the spectators dizzy— and the of Sino-American relations knows how im­ match often ends in a draw. portant table...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (3): 47–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to the market, the availability of certain foods in major cities away from Bolga, and the practice of eating. Along the road that goes east from Bolga to Bawku, there are regular “spots”—or local bars—often near food stands. Some spots have goat meat or sausages, thought to be beef, on sticks. Spots...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (1): 28–38.
Published: 01 March 2014
... navigate the various institutions of power that try, and often fail, to determine their lives. While Najmabadi emphasizes the opportunities afforded by the filtering process, Amin takes a more cynical perspective. “How can someone go to a doctor, who is under control of authorities, and talk about...
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World Policy Journal (2014) 31 (4): 21–30.
Published: 01 December 2014
... a society” is often heard. Locals even go as far as to apologize for the whiteness of their area. Fortunately the neighborhood has several Turkish bakeries. At times, there’s disdain for Dutch folk culture, while traditions from elsewhere are embraced as exotic. Though there are few countries where...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (2): 87–90.
Published: 01 June 2017
... by themselves. But in our experience, this is not necessarily true. One of my colleagues in 2015 interviewed more than 100 women who had been raped—often in brutal gang rapes—during Kenya’s 2007–2008 post-election violence. “It is in me, and it has refused to go away,” said one. Almost 10 years had passed...
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World Policy Journal (2016) 33 (4): 73–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in the first place. In this battle, it’s often religious leaders who are on the front lines, and so a successful CVE program must figure out how to work with faith-based groups. To accomplish this, practitioners need to commit to an inclusive agenda that addresses concerns that CVE is designed only...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (2): 108–117.
Published: 01 June 2013
... established in good faith, can prove dangerous, if not lethal. All too often bureaucrats and bureaucracies prevent the proper functioning of the machinery that legislators or elected officials established in the form of otherwise commendable laws or regulations. The members of the bureaucracy, however...
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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 3–7.
Published: 01 March 2017
... freedoms. Newspapers published articles about the criminality of foreigners, often using derogatory terms. Until the number of asylum-seekers sharply declined during the mid-1990s and the topic of refugees largely vanished, a media-constructed anti-migrant discourse penetrated society. The issue came...