In their efforts to prepare for a post-petroleum era, Gulf monarchies are scrambling to update their strategies of citizen and nation-building. The challenge is significant. In the past, such strategies emphasized the distribution of resource wealth. Rulers built cradle-to-grave welfare states, often in previously impoverished societies, for which citizens were generally very grateful.
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Ormai è risaputo: gli attacchi cibernetici riguardano tutti, nessuno escluso. Le probabilità di incorrere in perdite economiche dovute a questo tipo di incidenti è anzi oggi uno dei rischi più elevati per le aziende e lo sarà sempre di più in futuro. Nell’Allianz Risk Barometer 2019, il rischio cyber è del resto stabile al secondo posto tra i dieci maggiori rischi per il business.
The 2019 elections coincide with an important milestone in South Africa’s history: it is also the 25th anniversary of the country’s first ever democratically-held elections. The country is approaching these elections in the wake of some shocking reports of state corruption and graft reaching to the highest offices of leadership. Continuing high levels of poverty and unemployment, skewed development, lack of progress on transformation and stagnant growth have all dampened enthusiasm for the upcoming polls.
The economy is a central issue in South Africa’s 2019 elections. This reflects not only the generally disappointing rate of economic growth since 1994 but also the fact that the economy has grown (slowly) down a growth path that has not been pro-poor.