Geo-Spatial Analysis Libya

  by Alfio Cerami  REV: 12/03/2018 This Story Map assesses the growth in prosperity shining (or "True GDP") in Libya from 2012 to 2016. STORY MAP GEO-SPATIAL ANALYSIS LIBYA AVAILABLE AT: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=62d90d3b8d27491aa7088ec4731b76e2

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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.