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  • Does Oil Hinder Democracy?

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    Some scholars suggest that the Middle East’s oil wealth helps explain its failure to democratize. This article examines three aspects of this “oil impedes democracy” claim. First, is it true? Does oil have a consistently antidemocratic effect on states, once other factors are accounted for? Second, can this claim be […]

  • Global Civil Society. Myth or Reality?

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    An interview with Prof. Helmut Anheier, PhD, Dean at Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, who sheds light on the strengths and weaknesses of global civil society. By Corina Murafa