Geo-Spatial Analysis Libya

Resource Curse, Politics of Anger and Countering the Expansion of ISIL in Libya by Alfio Cerami  REV: 24/02/2018 DMSP Operational Linescan System (OLS) Nighttime Lights Time Series Analysis Satellite Imagery Analysis Graphical Mathematical Calculations and Visualization New Micro- and Macro-Econometrics See also Prosperity Shining in  Benghazi,  200 KM South of Benghazi,  Misurata,  Sirte,  Tripoli,  Libya …


Petropolitics and War

By Alfio Cerami    REV: 06/09/2017 ‘actioni contrariam semper et aequalem esse reactionem: sive corporum duorum actiones in se mutuo semper esse aequales et in partes contrarias dirigi (Newton 1726, 14)’ (‘to every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction: or the forces of two bodies on each other are always equal and …

Oil Revolution and the Modernization of Multiple Modernities

This article examines the important role of oil prices and oil price cycles in the modernization and democratization of contemporary societies. The main argument put forward in this article is that oil, oil prices and oil price cycles greatly influence the prospects for economic growth of a country, and the ways in which different waves (and reverse waves) of modernization and democratization take place. A particular attention here is given to the ‘oil revolution’ that has occurred in the post-war period, and its impact on the processes of modernization and democratization of contemporary societies.