Why would the removal of authoritarian institutions in some developing countries lead to sustained socio-economic crisis, while others experience explosive growth despite 'persisting' informal, insecure and rent-seeking institutional arrangements?
The archetype of ‘my enemy’s enemy is my friend’, India’s political and economic presence in Afghanistan is often viewed as a Machiavellian ploy aimed against Pakistan.
Come and discuss Indian labour!
International History of East Asia seminar.
Hao Chen, University of Cambridge: ‘Contesting Representational Legitimacy in Hong Kong: the Chinese Nationalist, Communist and the “Third Force”, 1949-1962.’
The speaker’s new book provides a comprehensive account of the mysterious story of Pakistan’s attempt to develop nuclear weapons in the face of severe odds.
Carlos Malamud is Senior Analyst for Latin America at the Elcano Royal Institute, and Professor of Latin American History at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Madrid, Spain.
This paper examines 'thugs-for-hire' as a form of state repression, particularly through the use of third-party violent agents.