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    • Building Resilient Health Systems: A Proposal for a Resilience Index 

      Kruk, Margaret; Ling, Emilia; Bitton, Asaf; Cammett, Melani; Cavanaugh, Karen; Chopra, Mickey; el-Jardali, Fadi; Macauley, Rose Jallah; Muraguri, Mwihaki Kimura; Konuma, Shiro; Marten, Robert; Martineau, Frederick; Myers, Michael; Rasanathan, Kumanan; Ruelas, Enrique; Soucat, Agnes; Sugihantono, Anung; Warnken, Heiko (BMJ, 2017-05-23)
      The 2014 west African Ebola epidemic shone a harsh light on the health systems of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. While decades of domestic and international investment had contributed to substantial progress on the ...
    • Development and Underdevelopment in the Middle East and North Africa 

      Cammett, Melani (Oxford University Press, 2017-01-10)
      This article examines the trajectories of economic development and underdevelopment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It first considers the empirical record of development in the region, paying particular attention ...
    • Ethnic Cleansing as Military Strategy: Lessons From Lebanon, 1975-1990 

      Hagerdal, Nils (2016-05-12)
      The Lebanese civil war of 1975-1990 is widely viewed as a canonical example of ethnic cleansing where violence separated a previously intermixed country into Christian and Muslim enclaves. In contrast, I introduce new data ...
    • From Protest to Rebellion? Institutions and Protest Escalation in Autocracies. 

      Vodopyanov, Anya (2015-09-22)
      Major exogenous shocks, which increase the vulnerability of autocratic regimes, present a unique opportunity for citizens to rebel against their hegemons. Yet in practice, we observe significant variation in protest ...
    • Going Political: Labor, Institutions and Democratic Unrest in North Africa 

      Anderson, Ashley A. (2016-08-24)
      Since the industrial revolution first united workers and politics, union activism has been a key driver of not only economic progress but also of political change. Where unions have engaged in significant political ...
    • Informal politics and inequity of access to health care in Lebanon 

      Chen, Bradley; Cammett, Melani Claire (BioMed Central, 2012)
      Introduction: Despite the importance of political institutions in shaping the social environment, the causal impact of politics on health care access and inequalities has been understudied. Even when considered, research ...
    • Political Context, Organizational Mission, and the Quality of Social Services: Insights from the Health Sector in Lebanon 

      Cammett, Melani; Şaşmaz, Aytuğ (Elsevier BV, 2017-10)
      Non-state actors are important providers of social welfare. In parts of the Middle East, South Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and other regions, religious charities and parties and NGOs have taken on this role, with some preceding ...
    • Sectarianism and the Ambiguities of Welfare in Lebanon 

      Cammett, Melani Claire (University of Chicago Press, 2015)
      Nonstate providers are often more important in the everyday lives of the poor than outposts of the state. In this essay, I focus on one type of provider, sectarian organizations, which are an integral component of politics ...