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Wednesday Mid-day Linkage

December 5, 2012

  • New CGD volume on its solution to the resource curse: turn oil and natural gas revenues into individual cash transfers.
  • On Political Violence at a Glance, Ph.D. candidate Sara Bjerg Moller has a guest post on Israel’s agreement to halt targeted killings.
  • Finally, Sudhir Venkatesh (of “foot soldiers of the drug war make less than minimum wage” fame) becomes enmeshed in controversy at Columbia.  Andrew Gelman’s take here.   In Gang Leader for a Day, Venkatesh admits to casual and non-costless betrayals of informant confidentiality.  I once saw this as a brave admission of the cluelessness of the beginning fieldworker.  Hard not to see that through a very different lens now.



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