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The role of pronatalism in the development of Czech childcare and reproductive health policies
Hana Hašková and Radka Dudová

: 18). Specific measures, however, were only taken after 1948 when the Communist Party seized power and especially in the second half of the 1950s. In 1957, the State Population Commission in Czechoslovakia was established to address the problem of low fertility, as the fertility rate had begun to decline. Resolving the problem of insufficient population growth was also intended to tackle the ‘population explosion’ among inhabitants of so-called Gypsy origin (Rákosník and Šustrová 2016 : 142). Alongside these debates, concern was voiced over the degree to which the

in Intimacy and mobility in an era of hardening borders
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Al-‘imaara (the building) as topos
Mona Abaza

eradication of the city’s landmarks, of its rich Coptic, Islamic, and European patrimony, of its wonderful old villas and colonial buildings that continue to disappear at a dizzying speed. This has been accompanied by the explosion of informal construction on agrarian land all over the countryside. Soon the entire country will look like a huge conglomerate of ugly, frightening, red cement-brick towers sticking to each other. The population explosion, together with the degradation of the agricultural sector, leaves no option for the rural poor but to convert agrarian land

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