In 2004 and 2005, Bulgaria was unexpectedly hit by torrential rain that caused extensive flooding. To deal with the destruction, the government awarded nearly €67m to 257 flood-stricken municipalities (see map below).

Joshua Tucker: One of our regular features here at The Monkey Cage is summaries from political scientists of recently published research.The current post (begins below the five stars) is from political scientist Hein Goemans of University of Rochester.

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Implications of the BJPS paper with Hein Goemans for the situation in Egypt: