30 Mar 2015
No 71, Caucasus Analytical Digest: Women in Politics
Author: Karolina Ó Beacháin Stefańczak, Gohar Shahnazaryan, Sinéad Walsh
Resource Security Institute (RSI) /
Center for Security Studies (CSS) /
Heinrich Böll Foundation /
Research Centre for East European Studies (FSOE)
This issue examines the extent of women's representation in political life in three countries in the South Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
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9 Mar 2015
Neo-Medievalism: Austerity and Extremism in Greece
Author: John Rapley
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
This article argues that embryonic forms of "neo-medieval" governance - in which informal structures of governance overlap with those of the formal system - have appeared in Greece and could spread to Europe.
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'Lived Poverty' Can Inform Swazi Anti-Poverty Efforts
Author: Sipho Kunene
This paper examines the extent of poverty in Swaziland, the government’s anti-poverty strategies, and public opinion on these issues.
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Longing for a Boom: Prospects for Economic Development in Afghanistan
Author: Beata Górka-Winter
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
This paper examines the economic situation in Afghanistan, how it has been affected by the military operations carried out in the country since the 1970s, and the extent of the economic recovery in Afghanistan since the removal of the Taliban from po...
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South African Crime Quarterly, No 50
Author: Sarah Skeen, Mark Tomlinson, Catherine L Ward, Lucie Cluver, Jamie M Lachman, Chandrè Gould, Jane Kelly, Katya Mauff, Joanne Phyfer, Lorenzo Wakefield, Nwabisa Jama Shia, Yandisa Sikweyiya
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
This issue primarily focuses on programs in South Africa that aim to address the factors that increase the risk of someone perpetrating or becoming a victim of violence.
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Making the Green Climate Fund Work for the Poor
Author: Mikkel Funder, Ian Christoplos, Esbern Friis-Hansen, Lily Lindegaard, Adam Pain
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)
This paper discusses how the Green Climate Fund, the aim of which is to assist developing countries in their climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts, could be put to better use for the benefit of the poorer citizens in developing countries.
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UK Drugs Policy: Taking the Lead Internationally
Author: Richard Branson, Nick Clegg
This is a transcript of a panel discussion on what form of drugs policy the UK should have and whether the country should adopt an approach that treats drug use as a health issue rather than one of criminality.
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