Monthly Archives: July 2010


Pakistan’s madrasas reassessed

 By Hichem Karoui,  The Gulf Today, July 24, 2010 Over the past decade, the US has channeled $11 billion in aid to Pakistan and Afghanistan, with virtually all of it going to the military. Many observers are skeptical, but there is a feeling that without Pakistan’s help, the situation cannot improve […]

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41 Indicators of Development

A public access codebook for the international development research community Arno TAUSCH Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Innsbruck University, Austria E-mail: Arno.Tausch@uibk.ac.at Box 1: The independent variables % women in government, all levels is one of the UNDP’s long-term lead indicators of the institutionalization of political feminism. We time-lagged the […]

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Will They Talk?

By Hichem Karoui July 17, 2010 The Gulf Today , July 17, 2010 Just a few days before Netanyahu’s last visit to the White House, the Washington Post (June 25) run a story about Shimon Peres urging the United States and other world powers to engage with Hamas in order […]

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Dataset for ‘Globalization, the human condition and sustainable development in the 21st Century.

Social Sciences and Humanities- MESOJ- ISSN 2109-9618- (2010) Volume 1 No 2 ‘Cross-national perspectives and European implications’ Dataset, documentation and codebook. By Arno Tausch, Innsbruck University French-language sociology in particular, and European sociology in general, as yet did not fully appreciate the full potential of macro-quantitative development research. In this […]

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Which way to Tehran?

Pre-emptive air strike, cumulative diplomacy, technical isolation and the Iranian nuclear crises Henry U. Ufomba and Robert O. Dode The Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research (JPAPR) May 2010 The issue of nuclear proliferation and its imp…

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The shipwreck of the Maghreb Union

By Hichem Karoui The Gulf Today, July 03, 2010 Several Western and Arab observers share the views concerning the current evolution in the region of North Africa, especially regarding the connection between Islam and the problems of political and econom…

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Diverse approaches in economic anthropology: Some reflections

Suguna Pathy Department of Sociology, Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat-395007, India. E-mail:sugunapathy@gmail.com. Anthropology in general has colonial roots and these influences are still in existence. British colonial policy in Africa and Asia began to change in the 1930s thus, it was suddenly decided to “develop” the colonies. This paper […]

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India's New Entrepreneurial Classes:

The High Growth Economy and Why it is Sustainable. Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal Founder, Chairman, and Group Managing,  Director, Bharti Enterprises /// Center for the Advanced Study of India- Occasional Paper No. 25, February 2006. Introduction by Dr. Francine R. Frankel (Director, Center for the Advanced Study of India) I […]

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