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- Editorial (22.2)
Development in Practice prides itself in being one of the most international of development journals, based on both authorship and readership. To reinforce our commitment to this international participation we are pleased to announce that our editor ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-03-30 16:13
- NGOs, civil society and the State: building democracy in transitional countries
40 participants from 24 countries took part in this workshop, organised by the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC) in Oxford, UK. Much of the workshop was spent trying to reach agreement on what civil society means, and the degree to w ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- The community re-integration of Romanian orphanage graduates
In 1994, the authors conducted research in the Iasi district of Romania, and present here findings about institutionalised children's aspirations, education, level of family contact and their assessment of the problems they face. The research provides som ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:57
- Civil Society
The idea of civil society has proved very elusive, escaping conceptual grasps and evading sure-footed negotiation of the concept itself. Resurrected in a very definite historical setting, that of authoritarian states, the concept of civil society came to ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Relations between NGOs and trade unions: the case of Ukraine
This article describes the legal frameworks governing trade unions and NGOs in Ukraine, with the latter defined very much as organisations working for the benefit of their members and other citizens sharing the same interests rather than as philanthropic ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:11
- Redefining development for national security: implications for civil society
The effects of counter-terrorism legislation on civil society organisations (CSOs) based in the South have received little attention in the wider literature. This article reports on the findings of a series of international workshops to examine the effe ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-12-10 14:53
- The Civic Education Project in Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova: the impact of dependency
The reliance of development NGOs on donor funding exposes them to the danger of formulating programmes geared to meeting the needs of the donors, rather than those of local beneficiaries. In the worst-case scenario, NGOs may exacerbate existing problems ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-04-13 13:42
- How people can influence government policy – stories from the Caucasus
It is very motivating to see vulnerable people becoming strong advocates for their own rights and persuading their government to act; or to see passionate young economists influencing the state and effecting positive change for tens of thousands of poor ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-05 14:06
- Problematising the community-contribution requirement in participatory projects: evidence from Kyrgyzstan
This article examines the extent to which the World Bank-funded Village Investment Project in Kyrgyzstan promoted empowered participation of citizens in co-financing arrangements. It is based on in-depth qualitative interviews and focus-group sessions i ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2011-08-05 15:23
- Editorial (21.8)
As we come to an end of 2011, will the year mark a historical turning point for international development as we know it, or will this corner not be reached for a couple of years yet? The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) international summit was held ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-02-07 13:04