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Within the last 50 years, the Brazilian share of South American power has increased extensively. Luis Leandro Schenoni asks why most countries in the region have not implemented any consistent balancing or bandwagoning strategies vis‐à‐vis Brazil.

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The Africa Spectrum journal is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary. To mark this occasion and in cooperation with the University of the Free State in South Africa, the Young African Scholar Award will be granted for the first time. The goal is to support junior scholars carrying out research on Africa.

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In the new Journal of Politics in Latin America the authors investigate, among other things, the stability of democracies in Latin America. They look at civic participation in Brazil, the rule of law in Ecuador, and the link between the perception of corruption and turnover elections in Latin America.

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Award |

The GIGA, one of Europe’s leading research institutes for comparative area studies (CAS), will again grant an award for the best journal article in this still-young academic field.

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Middle East in Turmoil

Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Islamic State – the Middle East is undergoing a profound transformation. A dossier brings together background analysis and information about our experts. more

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