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  • Baktybayev, Bektas (Pusat Penelitian Ilmu Sosial dan Humaniora Kontemporer, 2020-04)
    Corruption remains one of the main problems of Post-Soviet states. Georgia, Belarus, Lithuania, and Latvia are doing relatively well compared to other Post-Soviet states. Popular explanations for high corruption rates are ...
  • Akimbay, Alibek; Baktybayev, Bektas (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2020)
  • Davletova, Indira; Makhazhan, Indira (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2020)
    Kazakhstan’s Conditional Targeted Social Assistance (CTSA) program is a large-scale workfare program that targets poor people, who are able to work. This study evaluates the cost-effectiveness of the CTSA program in ...
  • Kumar, Yernazar; Rakhymkul, Yedige (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2020-04-24)
    Destination Marketing Organizations (DMO) in the tourism industry play a crucial role in promoting, marketing, and disseminating the destination image and its brand via different communication channels. One of them is the ...
  • Anuarbek, Yersin; Zharkenova, Tokzhan (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2020-04)
    In the last five years, Kazakhstan faced a radical change in the penal system. One of the challenges was the introduction of the probation and rehabilitation program that helps to integrate convicts back into society. The ...
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan, 2018)
    This article examines what socio-economic factors are conducive to changes in the patterns of inter-party competition in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The literature has in recent years paid considerable attention to measuring ...
  • Knox, Colin (Administration, 2018)
    Northern Ireland has now moved from ‘negative’ peace (the absence of violence, largely) to ‘positive’ peace (confidence-building measures to consolidate gains in voting practice and in reducing discrimination against ...
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2020-01-27)
    A few days ago a Tanzanian friend noted, in an email, that “Africa is going backwards socially, politically and most importantly economically”. Few hours later, a friend from Togo remarked that “the situation is worsening ...
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (The Astana Times, 2017-02-14)
    One of the giants of political science, Maurice Duverger, once observed that knowing political parties was more important than knowing a constitution to understand politics...
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2020-01-29)
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2020-01-22)
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2020-01-25)
    Transparency International has just released the Corruption Perception Index for 2019. One of the notable changes revealed by Transparency international’s data is that Kazakhstan improved its score by 3 points -from 31 to ...
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2019-08-02)
    Some news are good and possibily very good: in Mozambique, the government and RENAMO have signed a peace deal, while, according to President Buhari, 5 million Nigerians have been lifted out of poverty in the past three years...
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2019-07-31)
    The South Korean case has extensively been investigated by political economists. It was one of the best known cases of a developmental state -a state that, by making the right choices, is able to create the conditions for ...
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2019-04-24)
    As we noted in a previous post, Africa has 145000 High Net Worth Individuals whose assets are worth about 800 billion. Overall Africans’ net worth is estimated in 2.2 trillion US dollars. The number of HNWIs has increased ...
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2019-07-30)
    In 2018 Abel Kinyondo, Zim Nwokora and I co-authored a paper entitled ‘Development in Africa’ which was eventually published by World Affairs. In the article we claimed that the development progress that countries in ...
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2019-10-22)
    For the past few years, we have summarized the key findings of the Africa Wealth Report produced by the AfrAsia bank....
  • Pelizzo, Riccardo (African Politics and Policy Newsletter, 2019-08-05)
    East Africa has traditionally had good universities. The data collected and made available by Scimago allow one to assess how good East African universities are in comparative perspective....
  • Orazgaliyev, Serik; Araral, Eduardo (IGITUR, UTRECHT PUBLISHING & ARCHIVING SERVICES, 2019-06)
    The conventional literature on the commons involves small, local resources such as coastal fisheries, community forestry, small-scale irrigation, and community pasture. We focus on conflict and cooperation in the Caspian ...
  • Kinyondo, Abel; Pelizzo, Riccardo (Otoritas, 2019)
    The literature has repeatedly emphasized that citizen participation is requisite for good governance. Indeed, when citizens participate in various public activities, they can voice their demands, they can invite the ...

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