17 Nov 2014
The African Cup and Ebola: Morocco’s Refusal Rooted in Fear and Prejudice?
Author: James M Dorsey
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This paper discusses Morocco’s refusal to host the 2015 African Cup of Nations soccer tournament for fear that it could import Ebola from West Africa and examines what this development reveals about relations between the continent’s Arab and sub-Saha...
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Beyond Terror: Addressing the Boko Haram Challenge in Nigeria
Author: Kate Meagher
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF)
This policy brief examines four reasons behind the Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria -- economic marginalization, failures in governance, violent extremism and state-centered lapses in security.
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Journal of Conflictology Vol 5, No 2 (2014)
Author: Lou Marinoff, Hani Albasoos, Tom Woodhouse, Wuhibegezer Ferede Bezabih, Kelechi Johnmary Ani, Chukwuma Osakwe, Wolfgang Dietrich, Andreas Oberprantacher, Josefina Echavarría Alvarez, Florencia Benítez-Schaefer
Open University of Catalonia (UOC)
This issue of the Journal of Conflictology includes articles on 1) the biological roots of human conflict; 2) the future of the Palestinian Authority; 3) the consequences of the Ethio-Eritrean war (1998-2000); and 4) transrational peace research and ...
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Domestic Violence in South Africa
Author: Lisa Vetten
Institute for Security Studies (ISS)
This policy brief examines 1) the extent and nature of domestic violence in South Africa; 2) the way in which the country's criminal justice system responds to domestic violence; and 3) the implementation of the country's Domestic Violence Act DVA.
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From War to Illicit Economies
Author: Judith Vorrath
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
This paper compares and contrasts the economic consequences of civil war in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
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The Fall of the Elephant: Two Decades of Poverty Increase in Côte d'Ivorie
Author: Denis Cogneau, Kenneth Houngbedji, Sandrine Mesplé-Somps
World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER)
This study examines how, after the 1980s, Côte d’Ivoire entered a deep macroeconomic crisis putting an end to the flourishing economy that previously existed.
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More Police or More Doctors? How to Best Tackle Illicit Drugs
Author: Ruth Dreifuss, Baroness Meacher
This is a transcript of a panel discussion on how to tackle illicit drug use, with a particular focus on how Switzerland has addressed the issue by treating it as a public health issue rather than a legal one.
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