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Nigerien second-hand car traders in Cotonou: A sociocultural analysis of economic decision-making

J. Joost Beuving.

in African Affairs

July 2006; p ublished online February 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 8949 words.

This article discusses the economic decision-making of migrant traders from Niger who operate in large second-hand car markets found in Cotonou (Benin). Like the Cotonou car-trading...

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The Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Arid Regions

Martin Keulertz, Jeannie Sowers, Eckart Woertz and Rabi Mohtar.

in The Oxford Handbook of Water Politics and Policy

March 2018; p ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies. 13544 words.

Systems of producing, consuming, and distributing water, energy, and food involve trade-offs that are rarely explicitly considered by firms and policymakers. The idea of the...

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Deliberative Democracy in Latin America

Thamy Pogrebinschi.

in The Oxford Handbook of Deliberative Democracy

September 2018; p ublished online October 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Political Theory; Regional Political Studies. 5361 words.

Latin America is a recurring reference among scholars of deliberative democracy, mostly due to the participatory budgeting, which was created in Brazil, and quickly spread around the world....

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Judicial Institutions

James L. Gibson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Political Institutions

June 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 9390 words.

This article considers the state of the literature on courts and the judicial process. It highlights the emerging literature on judicial independence and accountability, and aims to...

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The Legislative Branch in Israel

Chen Friedberg and Reuven Y. Hazan.

in The Oxford Handbook of Israeli Politics and Society

P ublished online July 2018 .

Article. Subjects: Regional Political Studies; Political Institutions; Law and Politics. 7061 words.

The Knesset is the legislative body of Israel, which has been a parliamentary, unitary democracy since its foundation. It is a unicameral parliament, elected through a proportional election...

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Intergovernmental Organizations

Klaus Armingeon.

in The Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State

July 2010; p ublished online September 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; International Relations. 5772 words.

This article elaborates the role of Intergovernmental Organizations (IO) in domestic social policy. It concentrates on the welfare state in countries which are democratic and economically...

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The United Kingdom: Is there Really an Anglo Model?

Peter John and Colin Copus.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 8466 words.

Like many aspects of government and politics in the UK, it is a challenge to find one defining moment that shaped the local government systems. This lack of plan reflects the gradual...

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Financial Data Transparency, International Institutions, and Sovereign Borrowing Costs

Mark Copelovitch, Christopher Gandrud and Mark Hallerberg.

in International Studies Quarterly

March 2018; p ublished online March 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social Sciences; Politics; International Relations; Regional Political Studies. 15566 words.

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Recent events in international finance illustrate the close connection between the viability of a country's major private financial institutions and...

Sweden: Party‐dominated Subnational Democracy Under Challenge?

Anders Lidström.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 8509 words.

This article discusses Sweden, its political system and the challenges faced by its subnational democracy. Sweden was established when the Kalmar Union was abolished. With the accession of...

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Slovakia: Local Government: Establishing Democracy at the Grassroots

Soňa Čapková.

in The Oxford Handbook of Local and Regional Democracy in Europe

November 2010; p ublished online January 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Politics; Regional Political Studies; Comparative Politics. 8185 words.

The Slovak Republic or Slovakia came into being after the dissolution of the Czechoslovak Federation which split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia. Since gaining the status of an...

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CIVIC MOVEMENT AND NON-VIOLENT ACTION: THE CASE OF THE CAPE AREAS HOUSING ACTION COMMITTEE

SIPHO S MASEKO.

in African Affairs

July 1997; p ublished online July 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

The inner life and organizational style of the civic moment in South Africa during the turbulent years of apartheid has received little attention. This article examines a civic body called...

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The African National Congress (ANC) organization at the grassroots

Vincent Darracq.

in African Affairs

October 2008; p ublished online October 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 9042 words.

This article provides a study of the African National Congress (ANC) local organization at party branch level. It focuses on the branches’ community activities, on their participation in...

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From patronage to peacebuilding? Elite capture and governance from below in Sierra Leone

Melissa T. Labonte.

in African Affairs

January 2012; p ublished online December 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 9741 words.

Sierra Leoneans have long seen their governance institutions as unresponsive and inefficient. Following the civil war, the government adopted a plan of fiscal, administrative, and political...

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Changing population mobility in West Africa: Fulbe pastoralists in Central and South Mali

Mirjam de Bruijn and Han van Dijk.

in African Affairs

April 2003; p ublished online April 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 0 words.

Mobility is the most important response by the inhabitants of the Sahel to climatic adversity. This ‘condition sahélienne’, characterized by unstable climatic circumstances, irregular...

Urban Protest in Burkina Faso

Ernest Harsch.

in African Affairs

April 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 10794 words.

Burkina Faso has embarked on a course of decentralization in which elected local governments are assuming a share of decision making over a range of services and activities previously under...

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Mobilizing the faithful: Organizational autonomy, visionary pastors, and citizenship in South Africa and Zambia

Amy S. Patterson and Tracy Kuperus.

in African Affairs

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 10359 words.

Many studies have examined the significant involvement of Christian organizations in national-level politics since the revitalization of democracy in Africa in the 1990s, but few have...

Partnership peacekeeping: Challenges and opportunities in the United Nations–African Union Relationship

Paul D. Williams and Arthur Boutellis.

in African Affairs

April 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African History; International Relations; Regional Political Studies; African Studies. 9874 words.

The relationship between the United Nations (UN) and the African Union (AU) has at times been characterized by considerable conflict, mistrust, and tension, often hindering the...

THE MWANZA TRIAL AS A SEARCH FOR A USABLE MALAWIAN POLITICAL PAST

JAN KEES VAN DONGE.

in African Affairs

January 1998; p ublished online January 1998 .

Journal Article. Subjects: African Studies; International Relations; African History; Regional Political Studies. 0 words.

The main thesis of this papier is that nations need memories and that there is in many contemporary African states a need to create a memory of the period between independence and the...

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