Problems of System Transformation: Lessons from the Past

As I have argued in Wolchik and Curry (2015) (PDF available here), ten problems of system transformation have hindered a smoother and more stable transition of former post-communist countries to democracy (see also Schmitter 2010): The first problem of system transformation implied the assumption that the transition from communism to democracy would have automatically led to …

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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) …