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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2016) 27 (1): 71–96.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Sultan Tepe Many of the urban renewal projects (URPs) in consolidating democracies are not market-led projects but rather projects initiated by the state and implemented by the private sector. Promising to improve urban poor regions with URPs poses unique challenges and opportunities to residents...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2008) 19 (4): 91–110.
Published: 01 December 2008
... them to leverage China's involvement to enhance their development. Whether Chinese interest and involvement brings the danger of renewed exploitation without accompanying sustainable development depends on the extent to which African countries are able to take advantage of the opportunities of this...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2013) 24 (1): 12–37.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., with the rest being met mostly by oil and hydropower. Egypt’s growing population and high rate of urbanization have led to a surge in electricity consumption. In 2008 the Egyptian government announced an ambitious plan to satisfy 20 percent of total electricity generation from renewable energy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2013) 24 (2): 39–58.
Published: 01 June 2013
... the former killing fields. Inner migration of hundreds of thousands of displaced persons temporarily plugged holes in Serbia’s negative population growth in the midst of a continuous exodus to Europe and anywhere else. Numerous signs point to the potential for renewed and ongoing difficulties in this...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2016) 27 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2016
... absolute major- ity. Against this backdrop of Turkish national politics is the essay by Sul- tan Tepe, “Urban Renewal Projects and Democratic Capacities of Citizens,” which examines Turkish political life at the grassroots level by comparing the renewal projects of two Istanbul neighborhoods and the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2012) 23 (1): 104–106.
Published: 01 March 2012
... attracting wealthier residents and businesses to cater to them. Here, the neighborhood scale is being manipulated as a governing unit, enabling a top-down application of urban renewal policies while enabling local leaders to shape and benefit from “commanding and controlling” the process. The...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2012) 23 (1): 106–110.
Published: 01 March 2012
... attracting wealthier residents and businesses to cater to them. Here, the neighborhood scale is being manipulated as a governing unit, enabling a top-down application of urban renewal policies while enabling local leaders to shape and benefit from “commanding and controlling” the process. The...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2015) 26 (3): 49–66.
Published: 01 September 2015
... the costs of export. It is expected that oil consumption will grow but that its share will decline, while coal will grow faster than oil but slower than gas. Growing concern about greenhouse gas emissions, particularly carbon dioxide from the combustion of fossil fuels, has created renewed...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2009) 20 (2): 26–39.
Published: 01 June 2009
... problems in the region argue for a more concerted approach, embracing United Nations, European Union, and national initiatives—and a more “singular” approach to shared challenges. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2009 Pamela Lesser is a Washington-based consultant on urban and environmental planning and...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2004) 15 (4): 88–99.
Published: 01 December 2004
... residence permits is more than 150,000. Annually, the total number of those seeking asylum in Turkey is around 5,000. While the fl ows of external emigration and immigration are taking place, Turkey also experiences mass internal migration, with thousands of people coming from rural to urban areas each...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2003) 14 (2): 21–45.
Published: 01 June 2003
... the expectation that increased urbanization will be the norm throughout the region. In 1925, for example, 80 percent of human population was located in rural areas; in 1995, only 52 percent remained in rural locales—and the expecta- tion remains that this trend toward...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2004) 15 (4): 100–114.
Published: 01 December 2004
... center. The per capita gross national product doubled in less than a decade, from about six thousands dollars in the late 1980s to more than thirteen thousand in 2002.4 Education levels went up and so did urbaniza- tion, upward mobility, and expectations. Educated and urban Greeks refused to accept...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2014) 25 (1): 95–104.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., is under domestic pressures for political reform, caught between the demands of the urban middle classes in Turkey and rural traditionalists who have bolstered his increasingly authoritarian attitudes to domestic change. An assertive atti- tude in defense of Turkish Northern Cyprus would not...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2014) 25 (4): 107–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Israel (three hundred cubic meters), are far below this benchmark. To put these numbers in context, Sweden has twenty thousand cubic meters of renewable water per person per year.2 In the year before the Syrian uprising, over a quarter of a million Syrian farmers were forced off their lands...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2015) 26 (1): 97–116.
Published: 01 March 2015
... employment and wage rate. The Chinese people have every reason to worry over whether their education and skills can satisfy the need of the knowledge-­and-­innovation-­oriented econ- omy, given the current 260 million migrant workers and around 300 mil- lion peasants that will likely flow into urban...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 March 2017) 28 (1): 82–98.
Published: 01 March 2017
... minorities, the seeds of a sectarian war were sown. Syria’s independence restored centuries of Sunni hegemonic dominance that exacerbated minority resentment. Much of the Alawi population toiled in Sunni-­owned estates or worked for the urban classes. Syria’s parliamen- tary politics of the 1950s...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2013) 24 (3): 102–128.
Published: 01 September 2013
... states in sub-­Saharan Africa. The Inter- national Coffee Agreement (ICA) is discussed, including how smallholder producers were affected when the ICA was not renewed. Finally, fair trade is analyzed as a plausible alternative that might benefit smallholder producers more than free trade...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 September 2006) 17 (3): 65–85.
Published: 01 September 2006
... intensive fac­tory-like farm- ing. Between 1961 and 1999 this development, whic­h sc­ientists dub “use of renewable natural resourc­es,” inc­reased by 80 perc­ent. This 80 perc­ent is 20 perc­ent more than the c­apac­ity of the earth to renew itself.5 The only reason this ec­oc­idal development goes...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 December 2014) 25 (4): 45–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... The assembly decided to do away with the national workshops, a vast make-­work project that provided employment for unemployed urban lower classes and was perceived as a recruiting ground for the Paris mob. As a result, the workers rose in June 1848 and were crushed. After the June Days the...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (1 June 2009) 20 (2): 113–137.
Published: 01 June 2009
... the world’s most populous country, connected to Northern, South- ern, Central, and Eastern Asia. The urban coastal areas of the country have experienced phenomenal economic expansion since the 1980s (often double- digit growth). China is now the world’s second-largest economy after the United...