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Book ChapterThe Political Economy of Taxation and Tax Reform in Developing Countries
From the book: Institutional Change and Economic DevelopmentEconomic development History (Finance) Power (Economics)
Working PaperEthics, Rhetoric and Politics of Post-conflict Reconstruction: How Can the Concept of Social Contract Help Us in Understanding How to Make Peace Work?
Since existing injustices and the quest for justice are seen to be the main causes for violent clashes, it is often claimed that the restoration of justice must be the most important goal of post-conflict reconstruction...Conflict management Justice, Administration of Power (Economics)
Working PaperInternational Organizations as a Profession: Professional Mobility and Power Distribution
The role of international organizations grows with the acceleration of globalization and the increasing importance of global governance. However, thus far, only limited and rather narrow research has been generated on the subject...Elite (Social sciences) International agencies Labor mobility
Working PaperThe Political Economy of Taxation and Tax Reform in Developing Countries
Taxation provides one of the principal lenses in measuring state capacity, state formation and power relations in a society...Economic development History (Finance) Power (Economics)
Working PaperWomen's Status and Children's Food Security in Pakistan
This study examines the role of women's intra-household status relative to men in children's food security in Pakistan...Children Equality and inequality Food security
Working PaperIndivisibility, Fairness, Farsightedness and their Implications for Security
This paper is concerned with the problems of achieving lasting peace. One dimension includes fairly sharing the post-war economic and political pie or the peace dividend. This requires post-war allocations that are envy free...Conflict management Economic development National security
Book ChapterWinners of the Reforms: The New Economic and Political Elite
From the book: Inequality and Social Structure During the TransitionElite (Social sciences) Post-communism Power (Economics)
Book ChapterSex Workers in Calcutta and the Dynamics of Collective Action: Political Activism, Community Identity, and Group Behaviour
From the book: Group Behaviour and DevelopmentGroup decision making Nonprofit organizations Organizational behavior
Working PaperSex Workers in Calcutta and the Dynamics of Collective Action: Political Activism, Community Identity and Group Behaviour
This paper explores the nature of collective action and group behaviour through a case study of a highly successful political organization of poorer sex workers in Calcutta...Group decision making Nonprofit organizations Organizational behavior
Book ChapterLiberia and Sierra Leone: The Competition for Patronage in Resource-Rich Economies
From the book: War, Hunger, and DisplacementFailed states Natural resources Power (Economics)
Book ChapterPower and Water: The Coming Order in Southern Africa International economic relations Natural resources Power (Economics)
Working PaperHumanitarian Emergencies and Warlord Economies in Liberia and Sierra Leone
This paper explains correlations between humanitarian emergencies and political economies of 'failing states' in Liberia and Sierra Leone...Failed states Natural resources Power (Economics)
Book ChapterSmallpox in Two Systems of Knowledge
From the book: Dominating KnowledgeHealth Knowledge, Theory of Power (Economics)