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Legal Repression in Russia

"Contemporary authoritarian regimes use the law in order to stifle their rivals’ ability and willingness to challenge the state. Research has investigated the conditions that make legal repression more likely..." – By Katerina Tertytchnaya and Madeleine Tiratsoo

Islam and Politics in Asia

"Muslim politics everywhere takes varied forms, but it is especially diverse across the geographic expanse that constitutes East, South, and Southeast Asia. Although in a few areas of South Asia Muslim polities were established..." – By Robert W. Hefner

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