In his recent book, The Legitimacy Puzzle in Latin America, co authored with John Booth, Mitchell Seligson dig through massive amounts of data to uncover the many dimensions of popular support for democracy in Latin America. Their findings mirror unfolding events in Honduras.
Steve Sheppard, author of I Do Solemnly Swear: The Moral Obligations of Legal Officials, just kicked his own FindLaw column off with a bang – an analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision on “judge-buying”.
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Here is the two-part video interview of Janet Afary with Riz Khan of Al-Jazeera. They discuss the question: How far could things go in Iran? Afary is author of Sexual Politics in Modern Iran.
Even if the Iranian authorities succeed in suppressing the large demonstrations, the opposition might adopt other forms of protest – such as manifestos, strikes and mass resignations by university professors. That is the assessment of Ervand Abrahamian, a professor of history at the City University of New York and author of several books about Iran, most recently A History of Modern Iran (Cambridge University Press, 2008).