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Terrorism and Political Contention. New Perspectives on North Africa and the Sahel Region

Atanasiu M., Besenyő J., Denisova T. S. et al.

Springer, 2024.

Drivers of Online Trust in Communication with Regional Government: Evidence from St. Petersburg

Vidiasova L., Cronemberger F., Kabanov Y.

Public Administration Issues. 2024. No. 5. P. 146-162.

Book chapter
Introduction: Terrorism and Political Contention in North Africa and the Sahel Region

Issaev L., Korotayev A., Besenyő J.

In bk.: Terrorism and Political Contention. New Perspectives on North Africa and the Sahel Region. Springer, 2024. P. 1-17.

Working paper
Consensus or Constitution? - A Conceptual Perspective on the Legitimacy of Constitutional Courts in Consociations

Gál A.

OxonCourts Judicial Studies Graduate Colloquium. OxonCourts Judicial Studies Graduate Colloquium. University of Oxford, 2019

The next Research Seminar of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs will be held on Friday, February 10 , 2022 at 18.00 Saint-Petersburg time / 15.00 Nottingham time.

Speakers: Dr Marianna Poberezhskaya, Nottingham Trent University, Dr Imad El-Anis, Nottingham Trent University

Title: Responding to Climate Change in Jordan: Understanding institutional developments, political restrictions and economic opportunities


Jordan is one of the world’s most resource poor, arid and freshwater stressed countries. Over the past two decades anthropogenic climate change has aggravated these challenges further. While Jordan is rarely mentioned in global climate change discussions and debates, we argue that due to its climate change vulnerability and low levels of resilience, as well as its vital role in Middle Eastern politics, it is necessary to examine how climate change policies are approached in the kingdom. Based on the thematic analysis of official climate change policy documentation and elite interviews, we find that climate change problems are portrayed as important in Jordan, but the policymaking and implementation processes face significant challenges. The main predicaments are: the prioritisation of short-term political and economic interests, the use of climate change in rent-seeking behaviour and subsequent over-reliance on external actors, limited financial, technical and knowledge capacities, and a lack of coordination between the key public sector stakeholders. Using Jordan as a case study, this paper enhances our understanding of climate change adaptation and mitigation in other vulnerable and resource poor countries. 

Topic: PolSci&IR Department's Seminar 10.02

Time: 10 Feb. 2023 06:00 PM Saint-Petersburg time

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Conference ID: 815 1628 5623

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