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Political Economy Observatory – Arab Reform Initiative

General view of the construction site of the central business district of the new administrative capital, 45 kilometers east of Cairo, Egypt, January 18, 2021.© Khaled Elfiqi / EPA-EFE In…

Definition of political economy

What is a political economy? Political economy is an interdisciplinary branch of the social sciences that focuses on the interrelationships between individuals, governments and public policies. Political economists study how…

Cheap Electricity, “Political Stability”: Why a Massachusetts Town Becomes a Hub of the Cannabis Industry

Cannabis is expected to be an economic engine for Holyoke, with several large-scale growth and retail operations slated for 2021 and beyond. Holyoke’s open-arms approach to the industry has sparked…

UGA political science professors discuss Biden cabinet choices | City News

President Joe Biden has been in office for nearly four weeks and Congress swears in his Cabinet choices. Along with Vice President Kamala Harris, Biden’s cabinet is made up of…

Political economy of elitism

ISLAMABAD: In the literature on political economy, elitism, a recurring theme, has been subjected to two senses. First, as a normative concept, elitism means that the affairs of a state…

Brexit is just a few weeks old and already threatens fragile political stability in Northern Ireland

The European Commission has announced that it could invoke the clause to impose controls on exports to Northern Ireland – which, unlike mainland Britain, is still part of the single…