Summer 2007

ISSN 1558-9855

VOL. 3, NO. 2

‘Global Development Politics — Local Perspectives’

capetownstadium“Football, Security and Globalization: The World Cup and Development in Cape Town” by Tony Roshan Samara

Samara questions local urban agendas in the context of global sports, tourism, and policing.

foreignaid“Blurring the Lines of Security and Economic Development” by Agnieszka Paczynska

Paczynska critically looks at the mixing of security and development roles in post-conflict reconstruction.


Linking International Development and Political Party Building in Central Asia and the Caucuses” by Eric McGlinchey

McGlinchey examines the paradoxical relationships between civil society organizations and political parties.

moneybills“Privatizing Foreign Policy: How Transactors Hijacked US Relations” by Janine R. Wedel

Wedel develops the concept of “transactors” to the hybrid networks of neo-conservatives.

campusstudents“The Branch Campus: Globalization and US Universities in the Gulf” by Randa Kayyali

The concept of US higher education is being reinvented with the creation of university branches, notably the Gulf region, as discussed by Kayyali.

businessmensyriaSharks and Dinosaurs: State-Business Relations in Syria” by Bassam Haddad

Haddad’s article focuses on the ambiguity of the private sector in Syria.