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Weakening Immunity: HIV/AIDS and the State

Publié le 1 décembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Weakening Immunity: HIV/AIDS and the State

What is the effect of HIVS/AIDS on the state? Civil society can be considered the ‘immune system’ of the state in that it is a pre-requisite for sustaining democracy and is an integral requirement for combating HIV/AIDS. What emerges is a recursive crisis, where any state that fails to cope with the epidemic will see […]

Ruminations on Burma: Why Now?

Publié le 1 novembre, 2007 | Pas de commentaires
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Ruminations on Burma: Why Now?

The month of September was marked by a flood of interest and attention on the political situation in Burma. As repression and abuse have been common and enduring traits of the military regime, why has this particular round of violence sparked such universal outrage around the world? Various factors could help explain this apparent anomaly, […]