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Working Paper

Combating Human Trafficking: The South African Legal Context

Beatri Kruger
PHR Working Paper , 2012

South Africa’s international obligation to combat human trafficking in terms of the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (Palermo Protocol) requires the promulgation of comprehensive counter-trafficking legislation. The present counter-trafficking legislative response is fragmented. Transitional anti-trafficking provisions are included in the Children’s Act, which criminalises all types of child trafficking, and in the Sexual Offences Amendment Act, which criminalises sex trafficking.

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Commentary

Stop Ignoring Taiwan

Karl Eikenberry
Foreign Policy , 2012

In an article for Foreign Policy, Karl Eikenberry makes the case for the United States to invigorate its relations with Taiwan and outlines the work needed to make this a reality and stabilize security in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Policy Brief

Voting for Change: The Pitfalls and Possibilities of First Elections in Arab Transitions

Ellen Lust
BDC-Stanford Project on Arab Transitions , 2012
The first elections after the fall of authoritarian regimes present an important opportunity for both local and international actors to strengthen transitional processes.
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Policy Brief

Drafting Egypt's New Constitution Policy Paper

Tamir Moustafa
BDC-Stanford Project on Arab Transitions , 2012

This is the first paper in the BDC-Stanford Project on Arab Transitions series, authored Dr. Tamir Moustafa of Simon Fraser University in Canada and entitled “Drafting Egypt’s New Constitution: Can a New Legal Framework Revive a Flawed Transition?”.

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Journal Article

The Patterns of History

Francis Fukuyama
The Journal of Democracy , 2012
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Journal Article

The Coming Wave

Larry Diamond
The Journal of Democracy , 2012
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Book

History Textbooks and the Wars in Asia: Divided Memories

Gi-Wook Shin, Daniel C. Sneider
Routledge , 2011

Over the past fifteen years Northeast Asia has witnessed growing intraregional exchanges and interactions, especially in the realms of culture and economy. Still, the region cannot escape from the burden of history.

This book examines the formation of historical memory in four Northeast Asian societies (China, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan) and the United States focusing on the period from the beginning of the Sino-Japanese war in 1931 until the formal conclusion of the Pacific War with the San Francisco Peace Treaty of 1951.

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Journal Article

Constitutions as Peace Treaties: A Cautionary Tale for the Arab Spring

Allen S. Weiner
Stanford Law Review , 2011

In societies in transition, efforts to resolve deep divisions or fundamental disagreements about the nature of society through constitutional drafting may sharpen political differences and heighten the political salience of controversial issues or social cleavages. Seeking a constitutional resolution of the most contested issues may discourage the development of an approach to political relations in which all parties commit to a vision of the future in which there is an acceptable, or at least bearable role, for all other parties.

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Working Paper

Modes of Governance in the Chinese Bureaucracy: A “Control Rights” Theory

Xueguang Zhou, Hong Lian
2011

Drawing on insights from recent economic theories of incomplete contracts and property rights, we develop a theoretical model on authority relationships in the Chinese bureaucracy by conceptualizing the allocation of control rights in goal setting, inspection and incentive provision among the principal, supervisor and agent. Variations in the allocation of control rights give rise to different modes of governance and entail distinct behavioral implications among the parties involved.

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Journal Article

American Political Dysfunction

Francis Fukuyama
The American Interest , 2011
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Journal Article

Iraq: Between the Present and the Future

Lina Khatib
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication , 2011
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Working Paper

Resisting Europe: Protest and Opposition in the EU

Ruby Gropas
CDDRL Working Papers , 2011

Protest, demonstrations and social unrest have been increasingly prevalent across the European Union. European citizens appear ever more discontent with their national governments and with ‘Europe'. Reforms and policies aimed at countering the challenges of the economic crises and increased global competition are met by strong public opposition. Recent student movements protesting against educational reforms, strikes and massive anti-austerity demonstrations in many European capitals, protest votes for extreme right or left political parties are just some of these manifestations.

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Book

The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

Francis Fukuyama
Farrar, Strauss, and Giroux , 2011

Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied to all citizens. Some went on to create governments that were accountable to their citizens. We take these institutions for granted, but they are absent or are unable to perform in many of today's developing countries-with often disastrous consequences for the rest of the world.

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Journal Article

Going Beyond Bolsa Familia to Solve Underdevelopment Problems in the Brazilian Northeast

Stephanie Gimenez Stahlberg
Debates Latinoamericanos , 2011
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Journal Article

Hizbullah's Political Strategy

Lina Khatib
Survival , 2011
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Working Paper

Yemen Between Regime Survival and Systemic Change - Arabic version (اليمن بين خيارات بقاء النظام أو التغيير المنظم)

Abdul Nasser Al Muwaddah, عبدالناصر المودع
CDDRL Working Paper , 2011

تحلل هذه الورقة الخيارات التي تواجه اليمن، والرئيس اليمني علي عبد الله صالح، في ضوء الاحتجاجات الداعية إلى الإصلاح الديمقراطي في البلاد في مطلع العام 2011.

هذه الورقة تطرح وتقيم الخيارات الممكنة للرئيس وتقترح خارطة طريق محتملة كوسيلة لحل الأزمة.

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Working Paper

Yemen Between Regime Survival and Systemic Change - English version

Abdul Nasser Al Muwaddah
CDDRL Working Paper , 2011

This paper explores the options facing Yemen and President Ali Abdullah Saleh in light of the protests calling for democratic reform in the country in early 2011.

The paper maps out and assesses possible options for President Saleh and proposes a potential roadmap as a way to resolve the crisis.

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Working Paper

Authoritarian State Building in the Middle East: From Durability to Revolution

Sean Yom
CDDRL Working Paper , 2011

What accounts for variation in the durability of authoritarian regimes in the post-colonial Middle East?  This working paper presents a new explanation that underscores how the geopolitical environment mediated outcomes of domestic conflicts pitting early rulers against social opposition.

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Working Paper

Public Diplomacy 2.0: An Exploratory Case Study of the Digital Outreach Team

Lina Khatib, William Dutton, Michael Thelwall
CDDRL Working Papers , 2011

The internet is enabling new approaches to public diplomacy. The Digital Outreach Team at the US Department of State is one such initiative, aiming to engage directly with citizens in the Middle East through posting messages about US foreign policy on popular Arabic, Urdu, and Persian language internet forums. This permits them to present the US administration's views on issues related to American foreign policy in a transparent manner. This case study assesses the process and reach of this new method of internet diplomacy.

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