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  • 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 ...
  • Alaidarova, Zhansaya; Urazalina, Marzhan (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2019-04-26)
    This paper focuses on the attitudes of Astana residents on the usage of different languages combination on the street signs, banners, and placards. The paper discusses whether the language/-s used on the visual infrastructure ...
  • Assabayev, Alpamys; Burgegulova, Assel; Turkarayev, Olzhas (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2019-04-26)
    From retailers to consumers, everyone has seen the positive side to plastic bags, and they are used globally. However, their negative attributes to the environment have been a cause for concern and drawn attention on a ...
  • Kuketayeva, Dinara; Yessetov, Nurbek; Muratuly, Assetbek (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2019-04-26)
    In 2015, the government of Kazakhstan set a bold goal of becoming a transparent and accountable government. To achieve that goal, Open Government portal was launched with five components that cover various aspects of ...
  • Taibassarova, Arailym; Makulbekova, Madina (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2019-04-26)
    Today, Open Government principles are implemented by countries in order to create appropriate conditions for effective governance and public policy system. Therefore, the aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness ...
  • Toleu, Gulbagira; Dautova, Nargiz; Kurmanov, Gibrat (Nazarbayev University Graduate School of Public Policy, 2019-04-26)
    This project studies perceptions of nation-branding in the government and private sectors of Kazakhstan. The project aims to identify how difference and similarity of perceptions shape nation-branding strategies and policies ...

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