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– A window of opportunity missed
Thilo Bodenstein, Mark Furness - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

European official development assistance to Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries increased sharply after 2011, ostensibly in support of the social, economic, and above all political changes demanded by the Arab uprisings. The subsequent turn to development policies driven by...

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Kristin M. Bakke, Kit Rickard - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

This paper explores the legacies of wartime rebel governance and counterinsurgency tactics. Insurgents rely on civilian support for resources, information, and cover. To defeat insurgents, the state attempts to extract information from communities where support for insurgents is highest. We argue...

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Matthew Collin, Florian M. Hollenbach, David Szakonyi - UNU-WIDER, 2023 - Helsinki, Finland

The United Kingdom’s (UK) property markets are thought to be a common destination for corrupt and criminal assets and money laundering, with investment often through offshore shell companies. Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in 2022, we study the impact of the introduction of a...

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Vincenzo Bove, Georgios Efthyvoulou, Harry Pickard - UNU-WIDER, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland

Numerous studies demonstrate that terrorism causes strong public reactions immediately after the attack, with important implications for democratic institutions and individual well-being. Yet, are these effects short-lived? We answer this question using a quasi-experimental design and data on...

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– Fragmentation, complexity, and ‘in/visibility’
Tamsin Barber - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2021
Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

The long-awaited COP26 in Glasgow is about to start. Billed as the most important COP to date, it is widely seen as a last chance to avoid a global temperature rise beyond 1.5°C. Yet expectations of major breakthroughs weaken by the week. Climate funding to help the developing world remains...

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Gregory Clark - Oxford University Press, 2021
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Susan Stokes - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

There are sound theoretical reasons to expect clientelism to suppress economic growth: politicians who garner support by offering employment to voters and grassroots party members can do so more effectively when the voters’ participation constraint is met with low wages. Hence, clientelism...

– Inequalities in access to education
Timothy Shipp - UNU-WIDER, 2021 - Helsinki, Finland

I recently spoke to Catherine Gladwell, who is the Director and Founder of Refugee Education UK (formerly Refugee Support Network) and one of the researchers who contributed to our special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies on involuntary migration, inequality, and...

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Gregory Clark - UNU-WIDER, 2020 - Helsinki, Finland

In societies where surnames are inherited from parents, we can use these names to estimate rates of intergenerational mobility. This paper explains how to make such estimates, and illustrates their use in pre-industrial England and modern Chile and India. These surname estimates have the...

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Catherine Gladwell, Jennie Thomas, Georgina Chetwynd, Saliha Majeed, Carolyn Burke, Victoria Stubbs, Seemin Zahid - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

Unprecedented numbers of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children have arrived in Europe over the last decade, and young Afghans account for the highest proportion of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children across the UK. Despite research exploring the experiences of child refugees and asylum seekers...

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– Fragmentation, complexity, and ‘in/visibility’
Tamsin Barber - UNU-WIDER, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland

The Vietnamese refugee experience in the UK has been characteristically different from the broader international flows of Vietnamese ‘boat people’ to the West. With no pre-existing Vietnamese community in the UK, largely composed of the rural poor from northern Vietnam, this...

Tony Addison - UNU-WIDER, 2012 - Helsinki, Finland

Tony Addison Today, there is much frustration with the financial sector. Society’s precious savings are not being put to the best of uses—investing for the social good. It is unnecessary to repeat at length what has gone wrong over the last few years. The situation can be summed up...

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Anthony Barnes Atkinson - UNU-WIDER, 2006 - Helsinki, Finland

The aim of this paper is to examine the concentration of wealth among the group of top wealth holders, defined as those with wealth in excess of a high cut off. The paper begins by considering the definition of this cut off, analogous to the definition of a poverty line at the other end of the...

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