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- The peasant road towards an alternative development model: The Managua Declaration
The Nicaraguan National Union of Farmers and Ranchers (UNAG) in 1992, alongside local and international delegates, put together a document that was later called the Managua Declaration. The author highlights the general content of the declaration and the ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Social integration: approaches and issues
`Social integration' is one of the three main agenda items for the World Summit for Social Development (to be held in Copenhagen, March 1995), as identified by the General Assembly of the United Nations. This term is ambiguous and can be understood in a v ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- Strengthening unions: the case of irrigated agriculture in the Brazilian north-east
The development of an unionized work force in the north-east of Brazil is described. The area has seen considerable growth in the export markets for grapes and mangoes which provides significant employment; other areas of employment are in labour-intensiv ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:56
- From development by effects to development by contexts via communication
The vision shared by most development scholars and practitioners today is for beneficiary-driven development, the impediment and the means to which both lie with communication. The debate concerns the communication approach that would best realise this vi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:58
- ICVA's near-death experience: temptation and redemption in the `Humanitarian International'
In 1997, the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA), which was formed in 1962, came close to being dissolved. The author provides a personal viewpoint on the way that the ICVA moved towards this point: highlighting organisational, managerial, ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:01
- South-North Linking
In November 1990 the South-North International Conference on Linking For Development was held in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, involving 100 participants from local authorities and NGOs from 21 countries. The representatives unanimously agreed on an Appeal, `From D ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:04
- Dissolving the difference between humanitarianism and development: the mixing of a rights-based solution
The conventional (but false) dichotomy between humanitarianism and development, hitherto grounded in the perceived differences between international humanitarian law and international human rights law respectively, is not merely unhelpful in practical ter ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- Struggle for sustainable human and environmental well-being on the Mexican coast of Oaxaca
In May 2000 a group from Ashoka, a US-based charitable foundation that gives grants to 'social entrepreneurs', or innovators for the common good, visited a number of projects for sustainable development on the coast of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. The autho ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Development perspectives: Views from rural Lebanon
This paper explores development issues from the perspective of two villages in rural Lebanon. Educated male villagers see themselves as initiators of development and use the same language as NGO officials. Client-patron relationships and wasta (the act of ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:09
- `The Sword of Justice': South Pacific trade unions and NGOs during a decade of lost development
Trade unions are typified as having `two faces'--one of social justice and the other of vested interest. This article examines the tensions and difficulties confronted by trade union movements in the South Pacific seeking to balance the `two faces' of uni ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:11