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- The BLDS print collection
Browse all the latest print documents from the British Library of Development Studies...
- The global impact of the systemic economies and MENA business cycles
- P. Cashin; K. Mohaddes; M. Raissi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
- This paper analyses spillovers from macroeconomic shocks in systemic economies (China, the Euro Area, and the USA) to the MENA region as well as outward spillovers from a GDP shock in the Gulf countries and MENA oil exporters to the r...
- Understanding democratic transitions in the Arab world
- I. Elbadawi; S. Makdisi / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
- The so-called “Arab uprising” is deemed to be a new trajectory of transitions to democracy. This paper analyses the factors that underlie this transition, coding “democratic transitions” as a multi-year phenome...
- Peace and Security Council Report: Issue 65
- Institute for Security Studies, 2014
- This edition includes: The African Union (AU) response to events in Burkina Faso since the ousting of former president Blaise Compaoré on 31 October raises a number of important questions for the AU. This was the...
- Rapid literature review: Gender in Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations
- E. Browne; H. Haider; F. Oddsdottir; B. Rohwerder; A. L. Strachan / Governance and Social Development Resource Centre, 2014
- This rapid review collates a large amount of literature published in 2013 and 2014 (up to April 2014) on the topic of gender in fragile and conflict-affected situations (FCAS). It is not a systematic or exhaustive review, but does pro...
- The impact of non tariff measures (NTMs): the experience of MENA countries
- A. Ghoneim; N. Péridy / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2012
- The role of non-tariff measures (NTMs) in explaining trade performance has been devoted increased attention among economists. Reasons behind this have been associated with several phenomena, some of which have been experienced in the ...
- The determinants of foreign direct investment to Arab countries
- P.G. Méon; K. Sekkat / Economic Research Forum, Egypt, 2013
- Determining why some countries attract more FDI than others is a major research and policy issue. This paper examines the issue of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) to the Arab countries. The paper notes that for a lon...
- Interregional challenges of Islamic extremist movements in North Africa
- M. Abdalla (ed) / Institute for Security Studies, 2011
- For a long time the region of North Africa enjoyed what seemed like political stability. The reality behind this false image has been unveiled lately by the events that have taken place in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. A closer look at th...
- The discontent in West Asia: implications for India
- A. Alam / Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, India, 2011
- In the past, governments had succeeded in containing the spontaneous outbursts of crowds by a combination of force and temporary special measures. Nevertheless, the relative material deprivation combined with a perceived sense of inju...
- Perspectives on Africa's response to the ICC's arrest warrants in the Libya situation
- A. Louw / Institute for Security Studies, 2011
- The judges’ ruling has been widely welcomed, not least in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi in eastern Libya. However, for some African leaders and the African Union (AU), as confirmed at its 17th annual Heads of State Summit on ...
- Libya and the responsibility to protect: Between opportunistic humanitarianism and value-free pragmatism
- R. Thakur / Institute for Security Studies, 2012
- The application of the ‘responsibility to protect’ (R2P) norm to Libya in 2011 was successful but controversial. For 350 years since Westphalia, sovereignty functioned as institutionalised indifference. International inter...