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    • 2003 Robinson, Mary 

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    • 2004 Gregg, Donald 

      Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2004)
    • 2005 Ross, Dennis 

      Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005)
    • When do Oppositions Coalesce into Electoral Autocracies 

      van de Walle, Nicolas (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-08)
      Opposition unity is often described as prerequisite of successful regime transitions. Particularly in presidential systems with plurality elections, the degree of opposition unity or fragmentation seems to go a long way ...
    • Democracy, Islamicity and Tribalism in Mauritania 

      Rebstock, Ulrich (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-10)
      The young democratic experience of Mauritania is threatened to be undermined by two forces, one of internal and the other of external origin, that are continuously gaining strength: neo-tribalistic tendencies that turn the ...
    • ‘North Korea’ in a Post-Cold War United States 

      Suh, Jae-Jung (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-10)
      This paper analyzes the ways in which ‘North Korea’ was securitized in a post-Cold War United States. It argues that U.S. perceptions of North Korea were a continuation of Cold War discourse of danger by other representations. ...
    • From Colonial State to Gatekeeper State in Africa 

      Cooper, Frederick (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-10)
      My essay interprets the malaise of African states based not on their supposed inherent characteristics (colonial legacy, culture), but on historical processes. In the decade after World War II, citizen mobilization opened ...
    • Is Putin the New de Gaulle? A Comparison of the Chechen and Algerian Wars 

      Evangelista, Matthew (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-10)
      This paper explores the prospects for Russian President Vladimir Putin to resolve the Chechen conflict by following the methods attempted by Charles de Gaulle, one of the leaders whom he most admires. De Gaulle came to ...
    • The Suryong System as a Collectivist Developmental Strategy 

      Chung, Young Chul (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-10)
      Many Western studies, seeing North Korea through the prism framed by the Cold War, depicts it as one or some combination of three images: a satellite of the Soviet Union, a totalitarian regime, or a feudal dynasty. This ...
    • Survival of the North Korean Regime and Changing Legitimation Modes 

      Kwon, Soyoung (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-10)
      The paper attempts to approach the survival of the North Korean regime in the perspective of changing legitimation modes and ideological management by the leadership to fill in possible 'identity vacuum'. With a content ...
    • The Emergence of ‘North Korea’ in a Cold War United States 

      Chung, Young Wook (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-10)
      North Korea is commonly portrayed in the West as the most opaque society that cannot be penetrated, much less understood by outsiders. This paper traces the origins of North Korea’s opaqueness to the early days of the Cold ...
    • The Making of the North Korean State 

      Kim, Gwang-Oon (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-10)
      While North Korea’s official history emphasizes the indigenousness and autonomy of the North’s state formation process, and while scholars outside present the North as a satellite or a puppet, this paper takes the middle ...
    • The Rise and Demise of Industrial Agriculture in North Korea 

      Yu, Chong-Ae (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-10)
      Many scholars suggest that North Korea’s agriculture collapsed in the mid-1990s because of one of the three causes: overall economic decline, deficiencies of the socialist collective system, or environmental disaster. In ...
    • An Aid-Institutions Paradox? A Review Essay on Aid Dependency and State Building in Sub-Saharan Africa 

      Moss, Todd; Pettersson, Gunilla; van de Walle, Nicolas (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2005-11)
      A number of proposals today support a substantial increase in foreign aid levels to sub-Saharan Africa even though this region already receives a historically unprecedented volume of aid. This essay reviews the evidence ...
    • 2006 Brahimi, Lakhdar 

      Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2006)
    • Coping With Disaster: The Impact of Hurricanes on International Financial Flows, 1970-2002 

      Yang, Dean (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2006-04)
      How well do countries cope with the aftermath of natural disasters? In particular, do international financial flows help buffer countries in the wake of disasters? This paper focuses on hurricanes (one of the most common ...
    • Do the Poor Pay More? 

      Attanasio, Orazio; Frayne, Christine (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2006-04)
      We study the prices of basic commodities that are relatively homogeneous (rice, carrots, beans) in some rural communities in Colombia. We identify the existence of considerable price differences within the same geographic ...
    • Incentives and Prosocial Behavior 

      Benabou, Roland; Tirole, Jean (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2006-04)
      We develop a theory of prosocial behavior that combines heterogeneity in individual altruism and greed with concerns for social reputation or self-respect. Rewards or punishments (whether material or imagerelated) create ...
    • Does Corruption Produce Unsafe Drivers? 

      Bertrand, Marianne; Djankov, Simeon; Hanna, Rema; Mullainathan, Sendhil (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2006-04)
      We follow 822 applicants through the process of obtaining a driver’s license in New Delhi, India. To understand how the bureaucracy responds to individual and social needs, participants were randomly assigned to one of ...
    • Trade Liberalization, Child Labor and Schooling: Evidence from India 

      Edmonds, Eric; Pavcnik, Nina; Topalova, Petia (Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, 2006-04)
      Few issues are more controversial in the contemporary globalization debate than the effects of trade liberalization on poverty and well-being in low-income countries. The question of how changes in trade policy affect child ...