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June 13, 2022
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Belgian researcher from Rovira i Virgili University Sabine Flamand visited NCID to give a seminar entitled "Stay, Split or Strike: Theory and Evidence on Secessionist vs Centrist Conflict". She explained that those ethnic minorities rich in natural resources (such as those in East Timor or Biafra in Nigeria) are more likely to join separatist movements. According to Flamand, federalism and decentralization are two measure...

May 10, 2022
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Trinity College Dublin researcher Nicola Mastrorocco visited NCID to give a seminar entitled "Who Watches the Watchmen? Local News and Police Behavior in the United States". The speaker explained that the purchase of local television stations by a large national media company reduces coverage of crimes occurring in cities.

According to Mastrorocco, "these municipalities have a lower rate of violent crime resolution compared to cities that keep their local television stations." 

"We have seen in the ...

April 05, 2022
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Researcher Teresa Molina-Millán visited NCID to give a seminar entitled "Artisanal mining in Africa". She explained that between 130 and 270 million people subsist on small-scale artisanal mining, a labor-intensive method of extraction. 

According to Molina, "the main problem with artisanal mining is that it leads to tropical deforestation and vegetation degradation." 

"The historical increase in the price of gold accounts for 20% of the total...

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