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Egypt Today

On July 11, 2013 By

The repercussions of the military coup in Egypt continue to cover the headlines. Demonstrations calling for the reinstatement of the ousted president Muhammed Morsi began days ago and at least 51 people died1 when the army opened fire. This prompted various responses to ease the ongoing tension, and to bring back absent stability. A close look [...]

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A rising tide of discontent may not have caused the coup, but it helps explain why Malians, who have been steadfast supporters of democracy, have tolerated the military junta, even supported it. [...] When examining Mali’s current political crisis, we must carefully consider how ordinary Malians view the privatization of their lands, resources, and public companies by foreign enterprises. Indeed, unchecked neoliberal economic policies imposed from without threaten the viability of sustainable democratic institutions and the very social fabric that makes democracy work in the first place.

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