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GIGA Working Paper |

Do more social transfers take place in democracies than in autocracies? Marina Dodlova and Anna Giolbas investigate the connection between regime type, redistribution, and inequality in developing countries.

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GIGA Working Paper |

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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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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