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Perspectives on the Guaranteed Income, Part I
(M.E. Sharpe, 2001)
The article focuses on the concept of "Guaranteed Income." The idea of a guaranteed income has been around in one form or another since Thomas Paine proposed a version of it in 1796. Except for a brief period in the 1960s ...
Perspectives on the Guaranteed Income, Part II
(M.E. Sharpe, 2001)
This article literary appraises books related to guaranteed income. The books are: "Freedom and Security: An introduction to the Basic income Debate," by Tony Fitzpatrick; Basic income: Economic Security for All Canadians," ...
The Politics of Weak Control: State Capacity and Economic Semi-Formality in the Middle East
(Duke University Press, 2002)
This article examines the limitations of the Middle Eastern state from a somewhat different angle, namely the nature of its relationship with a type of economic actor that may best be described as "semi-formal." These are ...
Public-Private Sector Wage Differentials and Returns to Education in Djibouti
(World Bank, 2006)
Do public sector workers earn a wage premium in Djibouti and are the returns to education different across the sectors? The authors estimate private and public sector wage earnings using 1996 household survey data, while ...
Problems with Wage Subsidies: Phelp's economic discipline and undisciplined economics
This paper discusses problems with wage subsidy proposals, specifically focusing on the proposal in Rewarding Work by Edmund Phelps. It shows that the book uses one price theory to argue that the whole benefit of a wage ...
Public Choice and Altruism
(Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)
Discusses aspects of altruism and selfishness in society. Assumptions on the selfish motivation of individuals; Description of an altruist; Challenges in decision making for altruists.
Rentiers and Autocrats, Monarchs and Democrats, State and Society: The Middle East Between Gliablization, Human 'Agency,' and Europe
The key concerns in work on the politics of the Middle East in the past decade have been economic and political liberalization/democratization and security, both domestic and international, along with a continued focus on ...
Royal Factionalism and Political Liberalization in Qatar
(Middle East Institute, 2009)
Qatar's much publicized liberalization campaign that began in the mid-1990s was a direct result of efforts by the new Amir, Shaykh Hamad, to compensate for his fragile base of support within the ruling Al Thani family by ...
State-Building in Azerbaijan: The Search for Consolidation
(Middle East Institute, 2001)
The process of political consolidation in Azerbaijan has occurred largely under the auspices of an emerging system best described as "presidential monarchy." This has taken place following years of political turmoil and ...
The Semi-Formal Sector and the Turkish Political Economy
The general dichotomy in developing economies between the ‘formal’ and ‘informal’ economic sectors needs to be refined to account for the ‘semi‐formal’ sector: one whose activities appear to be governed by formal rules and ...