Economist articles

PG 211, Comparative Political Issues   

Jan. 22 class

    Jan. 10 issue:
  •    Briefing: Libya's Civil War
    Jan 17 issue:
  • Haiti: A march around the institutions
  • The insurgency in Nigeria: Blind to bloodshed




Jan. 29 class

    Jan 24 issue:

  • The fight against Boko Haram: Africa's Islamic State
  • Spain and Catalonia: Mas Observation
  • Bagehot: Multicultural and aggrieved


Feb. 5 class

    Jan 31 issue:

  • Greece and the euro's future: Go ahead, Angela, make my day
  • Saudi Arabia: Keeping it in the family
  • Politics in Thailand: Thaksin times



Feb. 12 class

    Jan. 31 issue:

  • China: Labour unrest: Out brothers, out!

    Feb 7 issue:

  • China: Pollution: The cost of clean air
  • China: Internet censorship: Plugging the holes


Feb. 19 class: exam, no readings


Feb. 26 class

    Feb. 21 issue:

  • Leaders: British Politics: The Great Fracturing
  • Leaders: Kurdistan's right to secede: Set the Kurds Free
  • The spread of Islamic State: Libya's new agony


March 5 class

    Feb. 28 issue

  • Venezuela's regime: Tyranny looms


March 19 class

    March 14 issue

  • Corruption in Latin America: Democracy to the rescue?
  • How to build an Israeli coalition: Mind-boggling maths
  • French politics: Operational detox


March 26 class

    March 21 issue

  • The war against Islamic state: The caliphate cracks
  • Bello (Americas): Whose emergency in Venezuela?
  • International section: Televised political debates and Political Consultants
  • Banyan (China): The golden urn


April 2 class

    March 28 issue

  • (Leaders) Lee Kuan Yew: The wise man of the East
  • (Americas) Bello: Cleaning up Latin American Democracy
  • (Europe) French elections: Menage a trois


exam April 7

April 9 class

    April 4 issue

  • (MidEast and Africa) Nigeria's election: Hail to Democracy
  • (Europe) Germany's political logjam: An uncomfortable arrangement
  • (Europe) Spanish politics: Something old, something new


April 16 class

    April 11 issue

  • (Asia) Politics in Taiwan: Grassroots power
  • (ME and Africa) Nigeria's president-elect: Don't expect miracles
  • (ME and Africa) An atrocity in Kenya: Could things get worse?


April 23 class

    April 18 issue

  • (Britain) Election manifestos: The cross-dressers


April 30 class

    April 25 issue

  • (Middle East) Israeli politics: All together now
  • (Britain) Politics: Thinking at the margin
PG 344, Democratization

January 15th class

    Jan 10 issue
:
  • Libya: The Next Failed State
  • Bangladesh: Drama Queens


January 22 class

    Jan. 17 issue:

  • Sri Lanka's new president: An auspicious moment
  • Sri Lanka's election: Ask Siri
  • Coup-politics in Thailand: Yingluck in the dock

Jan 29 class

    Jan. 24 issue;

  • The fight against Boko Haram: Africa's Islamic State
  • Lexington: Hugging the Saudi floggers
  • Freedom of Speech: The sound of silence (from International)
  • The flogging of a Saudi blogger: Victim of hypocrites


Feb.5 class

    Jan 31 issue:

  • Politics in Thailand: Thaksin times
  • Labour unrest: Out brothers, out!
  • Bello: The last lap in Colombia


Feb. 12 class

    Feb. 7 issue:

  • Nigerian politics: Bad luck for Nigeria
  • Scandal in Panama: No Chavez, but no prize
  • Corruption in Mexico: The right place to start


Feb 19 class

    Feb. 14 issue:

  • Venezuela: The revolution at bay
  • Banyan (Asia): Malaysia's dark side
  • Arab media: A guttering flame
  • Nigeria: Counting votes before they are cast


Feb. 26 class

    Feb 21 Issue:

  • Briefing: Britain's electoral system
  • Americas: Bello: Poverty alert
  • The spread of Islamic State: Libya's new agony
  • Nigeria: Grim reading
  • Leaders: A chance to fly


March 5 class: exam, no readings


March 19 class

    March 14 issue:

  • Corruption in Latin America: Democracy to the rescue?


March 26 class

    March 21 issue

  • Bello (Americas): Whose emergency in Venezuela?
  • International section: Televised political debates and Political Consultants
  • Benigno Aquino's troubles (Asia): Victims of the raid
  • Banyan (China): The golden urn


March 31 class

    March 28 issue

  • (Leaders) Lee Kuan Yew: The wise man of the East
  • (Asia) Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew: After the patriarch


April 9 class

    March 28 issue

  • (Americas) Bello: Cleaning up Latin American Democracy

    April 4 issue

  • (MidEast and Africa) Nigeria's election: Hail to Democracy
  • (Europe) Germany's political logjam: An uncomfortable arrangement


April 16 class

    April 11 issue

  • (Asia) Politics in Taiwan: Grassroots power
  • (ME and Africa) Nigeria's president-elect: Don't expect miracles
  • (ME and Africa) An atrocity in Kenya: Could things get worse?


April 23 class

    April 18 issue

  • (The Americas) Protests in Brazil: Tropical tea party
  • (Asia) the internet in Vietnam: If a tree falls . . .
  • (Middle East and Africa) The Muslim Brotherhood: Hoping for a reprieve
  • (Europe) Hungarian politics: On the march


April 30 class

    April 25 issue

  • (Asia) Sri Lanka: Frittered and frazzled
  • (Asia) Thai politics: A Baby-sitters' charter
  • (China) Hong Kong politics: X marks the spot
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