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Why are oil states often not democratic, even when multiparty elections take place? Michael Wahman and Matthias Basedau examine how oil revenues influence the political balance of power in countries with authoritarian regimes.

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Award |

The GIGA, one of Europe’s leading research institutes for comparative area studies (CAS), will again grant an award for the best journal article in this still-young academic field.

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Taxes, labour and natural resources – with state expansion, states' economic demands of the population increase. Using historical data from the former colony of German East Africa, Alexander De Juan investigates the conditions under which this leads to violent rebellion.

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Middle East in Turmoil

Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Islamic State – the Middle East is undergoing a profound transformation. A dossier brings together background analysis and information about our experts. more

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