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    • Economics Gain of Regional Agreements in the Maghreb: Deeper versus Wider Integration 

      Casero, Paloma; Seshan, Ganesh (World Bank, 2010)
      International trade was deeply affected by the global financial and economic crisis. Mimicking worldwide trends, imports from and exports to the Middle East and North Africa dropped significantly in 2009. This sudden decline ...
    • The effects of the Employment Tax Incentive on South African employment 

      Ebrahim, Amina; Leibbrandt, Murray; Ranchhod, Vimal (United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research, 2017-01)
      South Africa’s Employment Tax Incentive, launched in 2014, aimed to address low youth employment by reducing the cost of hiring young workers. We make use of anonymized tax administrative data from the 2012–2015 tax years ...
    • An efficiency argument for the Basic Income Guarantee 

      Widerquist, Karl; Lewis, Michael Anthony (Inderscience, 2006)
      The most important issue in equality – if not in all economic policy – is the persistence of poverty. This chapter argues that anti-poverty policy needs to move away from the categorical approach towards universalism, ...
    • Environmental Politics in the Middle East 

      Verhoeven, Harry; Sowers, Jeannie; Ghilès, Francis; Woertz, Eckart; Crystal, Jill; El-Keblawy, Ali; Gridneff, Ilya; Elmi, Afyare; Henry, Clement; Vermeulen, Wessel N.; Maleki, Abbas (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2018)
      This research investigates how ecology and politics meet in the Middle East and how those interactions connect to the global political economy. Through region-wide analyses and case studies from the Arabian Peninsula, the ...
    • The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee 

      Lewis, Michael; Pressman, Steven; Widerquist, Karl (Ashgate, 2005)
      Governments in the US, the UK and other nations around the world routinely consider and, in some cases, experiment with reforms of their income support systems. The basic income guarantee, a universal unconditional income ...
    • EU-GCC Cooperation in the Field of Education 

      Luciani, Giacomo; Nonneman, Gerd; Wilson, Ridney (European University Institute, 2002)
      The European Union has undertaken a large number of initiatives in the education field, both in promoting exchanges of students internally and with non-union countries, and in encouraging the development of European studies ...
    • EU-GCC Relations: Dynamics, patterns and perspectives 

      Nonneman, Gerd (Taylor & Francis, 2006)
      Relations between the European Union (EU) – understood as encompassing both the collective/institutional entity and the individual member states – and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have developed slowly and initially ...
    • EU_GCC Relations: Dynamics, Patterns and Perspective, Gulf Paper Series 

      Nonneman, Gerd (Gulf Research Center, 2006)
      This paper examines the development of EU-GCC relations and their movement from a bilateral basis to a more collective level. The paper begins with an examination of European ties with the broader region, and goes on to ...
    • Europe, the US, and the Gulf After the Cold War 

      Nonneman, Gerd (Routledge, 2010)
    • A European View of the US Role in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict 

      Nonneman, Gerd (EU Institute for Security Studies, 2003)
      In this Chaillot Paper, five European authors put forward their views on the role played by the European Union in attempts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the beginning of the intifada in September 2000. ...
    • The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East Summary Report 

      Kamrava, Mehran; Foran, John; Sika, Nadine; Al-Arian, Abdullah A.; Hamid, Shadi; Arjomand, Said Amir; Hashemi, Nader; Duboc, Marie; Korany, Bahgat; Abu-Rish, Ziad; Lucas, Russell E.; Mecham, Quinn; Juneau, Thomas; Haddad, Bassam; Vandewalle, Dirk (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2013)
    • Exporting the Alaska model : adapting the permanent fund dividend for reform around the world 

      Howard, Michael; Widerquist, Karl (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012)
      This book examines the feasibility of exporting the Alaska model (the Alaska Permanent Fund and the Permanent Fund Dividend) to other places and for other kinds of resources.
    • A Failure to Communicate: What (If Anything) Can we Learn from the Negative Income Tax Experiments 

      Widerquist, Karl (Elsevier, 2005)
      The U.S. and Canadian governments conducted five negative income tax experiments between 1968 and 1980. The labor market findings of these experiments were an advance for understanding the effects of a basic income guarantee, ...
    • Fiscal and Social Impact of a Nominal Exchange Rate Devaluation in Djibouti 

      Casero, Paloma; Seshan, Ganesh (World Bank, 2006)
      Limited fiscal space limits Djibouti's ability to meet the Millennium Development Goals and improve the living conditions of its population. Djibouti's fiscal structure is unique in that almost 70 percent of government ...
    • Fixing the Kingdom: Political Evolution and Socio-Economic Challenges in Bahrain 

      Wright, Steven (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2010)
      Bahrain has entered into a more ‘progressive’ phase of its history under King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. Various parliamentary and legislative restructuring, in addition to discernable changes within civil society, have ...
    • Food Security and Food Sovereignty in the Middle East 

      Kamrava, Mehran; Babar, Zahra; Woertz, Eckart; Harrigan, Jane; Bush, Raymond; Salami, Habibollah; Mohtashami, Toktam; Naeini, Mohamad Saeid Noori; Mundy, Martha; Al-Hakimi, Amin; Pelat, Frédéric; Hamadeh, Shadi; Tawk, Salwa; Said, Mounir Abi; Seyfert, Karin; Chaaban, Jad; Ghattas, Hala; Tétreault, Mary Ann; Wheeler, Deborah; Shepherd, Benjamin; Cavatorta, Elisa; Waples, Sam; ElObeid, Tahra; Hassan, Abdelmoniem (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2012)
    • Foundations of the Consensus against Surrogacy Arrangements in Islamic Law 

      Ayman, Shaban (Brill Academic Publishers, 2014)
      This Article traces the emergence and development of the consensus against surrogacy arrangements, mostly in the Sunni world, on the basis of a number of institutional fatwas, recommendations, and decisions. Despite this ...
    • Fragile Politics: Weak States in the Greater Middle East 

      Kamrava, Mehran; Schmitz, Charles; Phillips, Sarah; Esser, Daniel; Wehrey, Frederic; Mikaelian, Shoghig; Salloukh, Bassel F.; Abusharaf, Rogaia; de Waal, Alex; Babar, Zahra; Osman, Dwaa; Robinson, Glenn E.; Brand, Laurie; McGillivray, Mark; Feeny, Simon; De Silva, Ashton (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2014-10-08)
      This CIRS research initiative on weak states in the Middle East begins with a critical analysis of current definitions and terminology of weak and fragile states, scrutinizing the political implications of the prevailing ...
    • Free Mobility within the Gulf Cooperation Council 

      Babar, Zahra (Center for International and Regional Studies, 2011)
      Stipulations within the formal protocols of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) established free movement of nationals as an essential component of the region’s movement towards full economic integration. This paper analyzes ...
    • Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998): Life and Teachings 

      Laude, Patrick; Aymard, Jean-Baptiste (State University of New York Press, 2004)
      The first book in English devoted to the religious philosopher Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) to appear since his death, this biography also provides an analysis of his work and spiritual teachings. Relying on Schuon's published ...