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- The role of Salvadorean NGOs in post-war reconstruction
The Peace Agreement signed between the Government and FMLN guerrillas in El Salvador marks the end of a decade of civil war. As both sides of the conflict and the international donor community begin to add up the costs of reconstruction, the human, soci ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Technological change among peasants in Central Argentina
Drawing on a case study from Central Argentina, this article suggests that researchers can be too cautious about introducing technologies of which farmers have no previous experience. In particular, it challenges the notion that the only technology approp ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- Advocacy in the Amazon and the Camisea gas project: implications for non-government public action
The article considers international advocacy concerning the exploitation of gas reserves in an area inhabited by an isolated indigenous group in Peru, the Machigengua. Considerable international advocacy activity was centred mainly in Washington, DC. Poor ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Indigenous protest, social networks, and ethnic stereotyping: some insights from the Peruvian Amazon
This article examines the nature of social protest undertaken by an Amazonian indigenous organisation against international energy companies working in Peru. It analyses the response of Peruvian and international NGOs to the indigenous group’s act ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-12-02 17:11
- Why do indigenous municipalities in Mexico have worse piped water coverage?
Access to piped water is highly unequal in Mexico, and indigenous municipalities are particularly disadvantaged. The present article identifies the different factors that contribute to the unequal access to piped water across Mexican municipalities for ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-02-27 18:01
- A case study of business and civil society in partnership for change: the `Economy of Communion'
The role of Northern-based civil society organisations has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. In particular, their principal role as `redistributive' agencies working in the South has come under criticism, leading them to seek new ways of definin ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- NGOs and Cuba: opportunity or opportunism?
Reporting on a large gathering of international and Cuban NGOs and other agencies, this article explores the issues faced by Cuban society in undergoing rapid economic change; and examines why the New World Order has not led to any significant involvement ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- Endangering women's health for profit: health and safety in Mexico's maquilodoras
Since the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was agreed, thousands of maquiladoras (assembly plants) have sprung up along the Mexican side of the Mexico/US border. Around a million workers are subject to violations of their human, labour, and hea ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:02
- Sustainable development and democracy in the megacities
Using Lima as an example, the author analyses the meaning of sustainable development and how grassroots community-based organisations can contribute to its achievement in megacities. Demands are today made of cities and countries of the South to develop i ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:07
- Self-determination in practice: the critical making of indigenous media
The article examines the notion of development as self-determination in the context of current politicisation of indigenous peoples’ affairs. It looks at the links between development studies, indigenous social movements, and community media pract ...
Abstract - anna - 2009-10-01 16:58