Problems of System Transformation: Lessons from the Past

(Blog post from Cerami, Alfio (2015) ‘Social Aspects of Transformation’ in Wolchik, S. L. and Curry, J. L., eds., Central and East European Politics From Communism to Democracy – Third Edition, Washington DC: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 99-120. Download PDF here ). As I have argued in Wolchik and Curry (2015) (PDF available here), ten problems of system …

Rebuilding Economics and the Stabilization of Iraq: Introduction

by Alfio Cerami REV: 12/12/2017 This blog project sets the framework for a new approach to economic development and reconstruction -rebuilding economics -, taking as a case study Iraq. It calls attention to the necessity of establishing synergies between economics, political science, sociology and cultural anthropology.  Close to security objectives, it emphasized the need,  of …

List of References Iraq

  Acemoglu, D. and Robinson, J. (2012) Why Nations Fail: Historical Origins of Poverty, New York: Crown Publishing Group. Al-Jazeera (2014) 'Infographic: Iraq's electoral system', Document available online at: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/04/infographic-iraq-electoral-system-201442983631669587.html. Almond, G. A. and Verba, S. (1963) The Civic Culture. Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations, London: SAGE Publications. Almukhtar, S. (19 May 2015) …