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Ab Imperio     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.35, CiteScore: 0)
Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
Alabama Review     Full-text available via subscription  
American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
American Book Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
American Catholic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
American Periodicals : A J. of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.145, CiteScore: 0)
American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Anales Galdosianos     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Anthropological Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 66, SJR: 0.461, CiteScore: 1)
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Archives of Asian Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Arizona J. of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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ASEAN Economic Bulletin     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Asian Bioethics Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
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Azalea: J. of Korean Literature & Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.13, CiteScore: 0)
Black Women, Gender & Families     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Brookings Trade Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Buildings & Landscapes: J. of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin of the Comediantes     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Calíope : J. of the Society for Renaissance and Baroque Hispanic Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Canadian Ethnic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Canadian J. of Information and Library Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 371, SJR: 0.247, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.109, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian J. of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22, SJR: 0.758, CiteScore: 1)
Canadian Review of Comparative Literature / Revue Canadienne de Littérature Comparée     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
Canadian Theatre Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.124, CiteScore: 0)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Cervantes : Bulletin of the Cervantes Society of America     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
China : An Intl. J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.165, CiteScore: 0)
China Review Intl.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Christianity & Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Cinema J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Colorado Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Comitatus : A J. of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Comparative Drama     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.115, CiteScore: 0)
Comparative Technology Transfer and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Conradiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Contagion : J. of Violence, Mimesis, and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Pacific     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.259, CiteScore: 0)
Contemporary Southeast Asia: A J. of Intl. and Strategic Affairs     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26, SJR: 0.357, CiteScore: 1)
CR : The New Centennial Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.126, CiteScore: 0)
Cross-Currents : East Asian History and Culture Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Cuban Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Cultural Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
Diaspora: A J. of Transnational Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dickens Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Dictionaries : J. of the Dictionary Society of North America     Full-text available via subscription  
Digital Philology : A J. of Medieval Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Discourse     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dublin James Joyce J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Early American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
Economía     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ecotone     Full-text available via subscription  
Edith Wharton Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Education and Treatment of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.68, CiteScore: 1)
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ELH     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24, SJR: 0.64, CiteScore: 1)
Emily Dickinson J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
ESC: English Studies in Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
ESQ: A J. of the American Renaissance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.139, CiteScore: 0)
Essays in Medieval Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Eudora Welty Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Feminist Formations     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary J. of Film and Television Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 38, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Forum J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Fourth Genre: Explorations in Nonfiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Framework : The J. of Cinema and Media     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Franciscan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
French Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
Future Anterior     Full-text available via subscription   (SJR: 0.107, CiteScore: 0)
Future of Children     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.897, CiteScore: 2)
George Herbert J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30, SJR: 0.118, CiteScore: 0)
Ghana Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Goethe Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Harvard J. of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Hebrew Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Helios     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
Hemingway Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Henry James Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.112, CiteScore: 0)
High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hispania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.261, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanic Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Hispanófila     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.113, CiteScore: 0)
Histoire sociale/Social history     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.114, CiteScore: 0)
Historically Speaking     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Histories of Anthropology Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Hitchcock Annual     Full-text available via subscription  
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Human Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.356, CiteScore: 1)
Human Rights Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 70, SJR: 0.625, CiteScore: 1)
Humanity : An Intl. J. of Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Information & Culture : A J. of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
J. for the Study of Radicalism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.102, CiteScore: 0)
J. of American Folklore     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.212, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Arizona History     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Asian American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Burma Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4, SJR: 0.157, CiteScore: 0)
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J. of College Student Development     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.806, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Colonialism and Colonial History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
J. of Comparative Family Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
J. of Democracy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 54, SJR: 1.579, CiteScore: 3)
J. of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
J. of Dramatic Theory and Criticism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Early Christian Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18, SJR: 0.226, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7, SJR: 0.649, CiteScore: 1)
J. of Higher Education, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 43, SJR: 1.213, CiteScore: 2)
J. of Individual Psychology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Japanese Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16, SJR: 0.162, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Jewish Identities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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J. of Late Antiquity     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
J. of Latin American Geography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
J. of Military History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
J. of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.337, CiteScore: 1)
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J. of Shi'a Islamic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5, SJR: 0.101, CiteScore: 0)
J. of Slavic Linguistics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
J. of Song-Yuan Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
J. of the Civil War Era     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
J. of the Early Republic     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.19, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Ideas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 186, SJR: 0.239, CiteScore: 0)
J. of the History of Philosophy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 49, SJR: 0.74, CiteScore: 1)
J. of the History of Sexuality     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
J. of the Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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J19 : The J. of Nineteenth-Century Americanists     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
James Joyce Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9, SJR: 0.1, CiteScore: 0)
Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Kennedy Institute of Ethics J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.368, CiteScore: 1)
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La corónica : A J. of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures, and Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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Le mouvement social     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1, SJR: 0.119, CiteScore: 0)
Leviathan : A J. of Melville Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2, SJR: 0.12, CiteScore: 0)
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Logos: A J. of Catholic Thought and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12, SJR: 0.11, CiteScore: 0)
Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8, SJR: 0.111, CiteScore: 0)
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      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Cutting Edge of Sharp Power
    • Abstract: The pages of Wikipedia, sometimes referred to as the "world's encyclopedia," are consulted by users roughly twenty-billion times per month.1 This popular online resource has arguably become a definitive global information gateway: Search-engine algorithms regularly place Wikipedia entries at the top of their lists of results, which also makes Wikipedia the chief source of replies to all manner of queries by Apple's "Siri" and other voice-assistant software. Wikipedia—launched in January 2001—is a prime example of the remarkable technological innovations that emerged at the turn of the twenty-first century. As a contributor-based platform open to a global audience, it relies on trust, cooperation, and transparency ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Russia's Ukraine Obsession
    • Abstract: The world's liberal democracies—and indeed the global community as a whole—were unprepared for the geopolitical and civilizational challenges triggered by Ukraine's efforts to affirm its sovereignty and build a more transparent, democratic state. The only way Ukraine could achieve this goal was by pivoting to the West. And such a pivot was bound to lead to a confrontation between the West and Moscow, which still views Ukraine as a star in the Russian galaxy. This constellation of circumstances resulted in a threefold test: of Russia's ability to shift away from its imperial paradigm; of the West's readiness to abide by its own professed standards; and of Ukraine's capacity to carry out a systemic transformation. ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • China: From Tiananmen to Neo-Stalinism
    • Abstract: In 1989, as the Cold War between the Soviet Union and the United States was nearing its end, the world was on the cusp of what was supposed to be the golden age of economic globalization and political democratization. And indeed, over the course of the three decades that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall, globalization and democratization did make significant strides. Recent years, however, have seen each of these trends suffer potent reverses, to the point where we are now witnessing globalization unwind as authoritarianism makes a comeback.Were there to be a line-up of suspects who might plausibly be held responsible for reversing globalization and democratization, the People's Republic of China (PRC) would ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Puzzle of Authoritarian Legitimacy
    • Abstract: Studies of Asians' attitudes toward democracy contain a puzzle. Since the Asian Barometer Survey (ABS) began in 2001, it has consistently found that the region's autocracies outscore its democracies in terms of "institutional trust."1 Measuring the public's average expressed level of trust in six governmental institutions across each of the four ABS waves from 2001 to 2016, we see, for instance, that people in China and Vietnam trusted their governments more than people in Japan and Taiwan trusted theirs.2 Many studies focused on China confirm the high level of public support for China's authoritarian regime.3Why should authoritarian regimes enjoy more trust than democratic regimes, in which governments hold power ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Iranians Turn Away from the Islamic Republic
    • Abstract: A little over four decades ago, when a Shia Muslim cleric named Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini emerged in Iran and on the world political stage as the head of an unprecedented theologico-political project, few people in the West realized that they were witnessing the gestation of a new ideological challenge to the liberal-democratic worldview. For decades after Khomeini launched his Islamist revolution in Iran, the world's liberal-democratic states failed to grasp that Islamist radicalism was a direct ideological threat, even though from its inception it had proclaimed Western democracy as its main enemy.1During these fateful decades, Islamism in various forms has spread around the world, and today it directly targets ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Fear and Learning in the Arab Uprisings
    • Abstract: As the tenth anniversary of the first uprising of the Arab Spring approaches, massive and sustained popular uprisings in Sudan, Algeria, Iraq, and Lebanon have shown that the Arab world is far from finished with the question of democracy. In each of these countries, protesters have connected grievances about economic hardships and corruption to issues of governance. They have demanded changes to undemocratic aspects of current power structures: sectarian bargains in Iraq and Lebanon, and military dominance in Sudan and Algeria.The struggle of citizens of Arab-majority countries for more responsive, accountable, and participatory governance has been long and difficult. Vested interests both foreign and domestic have ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • An Illiberal India'
    • Abstract: In May 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi won a second five-year term with a parliamentary majority unprecedented in recent decades (303 of 545 total seats). Under his leadership, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has for all practical purposes abandoned any pretense of upholding India's constitutional commitment to the values of secularism, political pluralism, and intellectual freedom.1 With a demoralized and anemic opposition in Parliament, a once-feisty press largely cowed, and judicial independence under threat, little now stands in the way of Modi and his ideological fellow travelers making India an illiberal democracy.The BJP's antisecular, majoritarian vision threatens liberal democracy in India on three ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Disinformation Disorientation
    • Abstract: If one word defines our contemporary information environment, it is disorientation. Our exposure to information continues to grow, and with it, our confusion. Peter Pomerantsev uses his family's story as a backdrop to trace how the digital information age has overturned assumptions that more information and digital connectivity will empower citizens and give them an edge over repressive forces. He begins with his family's flight from the Soviet Union to England in the late 1970s, a time when information abundance was seen as an empowering force. He then moves through his experiences watching the post-truth era first take hold in Russia and then push outward into the democratic world.The vignettes in this book show ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Election Watch
    • Abstract: Afghanistan: The presidential election was held on September 28. The release of the results has been postponed multiple times; they will be reported in a future issue.Algeria: The presidential election was scheduled for December 12; results will be reported in a future issue.Argentina: In the October 27 presidential election, Peronist candidate Alberto Fernández of the new Everyone's Front coalition (running with former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner as his vice-presidential candidate) won with 48 percent of the vote. In accordance with the constitution, he was able to avoid a runoff by winning a plurality exceeding 45 percent. He defeated incumbent Mauricio Macri of the Together for Change coalition. ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Documents on Democracy
    • Abstract: On September 9, a group of NGOs, including Amnesty International, the International Campaign for Tibet, the World Uyghur Congress, Human Rights in China, and Christian Solidarity Worldwide, published an open letter to the UN Human Rights Council. They urged the Council to take action against systematic human-rights abuses by the People's Republic of China. The letter is excerpted below:Across the People's Republic of China, human rights violations are a systemic reality. Over the past year, the UN has once again documented legal and policy frameworks that fail to protect against discrimination; stigmatise Islam and stifle freedom of religious belief; undermine a wide range of socioeconomic rights and those who ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • News and Notes
    • Abstract: On November 13, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) hosted an event entitled "Honoring the 30th Anniversary of Poland's Democratic Breakthrough" at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing room. The event particularly celebrated the legacy of former president of Poland and leader of the Solidarity trade union Lech Wa³êsa. U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman James Risch (RID) and U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) gave remarks. Other speakers included U.S. Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Andy Harris (R-MD), along with former U.S. representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL); Leszek Balcerowicz, former Polish deputy prime minister; Ambassador Daniel Fried of ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Books Received
    • Abstract: The books listed below were recently received by the editors. A listing here does not preclude a review in a future ... Read More
      Keywords: Democracy
      PubDate: 2020-01-15T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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