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- The spatialisation of child protection: notes from the occupied Palestinian territory
This paper considers the employment of spatialised practice within child protection efforts as pursued by humanitarian agencies. Starting from a brief overview of the genealogy of enclosure and separation within both humanitarianism and in relation to c ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-06-13 15:58
- Listening to Iraqi refugee children in Jordan, but then what? Exploring the impact of participatory research with children
Following the American-led invasion of Iraq, thousands of Iraqis fled to Jordan and the international donor community initiated humanitarian assistance. Through a unique partnership, three organisations conducted participatory research with Iraqi childr ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2012-06-13 16:07
- Myths and realities of the impact of political Islam on women: female employment in Indonesia and Iran
Since the 11 September 2001 attacks on targets in the USA, debates concerning the situation of women in the Muslim world have tended to focus on the extent to which they are victims of religious dogma. Like any other religion, Islam can be oppressive towa ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:00
- Women and NGO professionalisation: a case study of Jordan
This article examines the impact of NGO professionalisation on who works in NGOs and why. Based on an in-depth survey of employees in 20 advocacy NGOs in Jordan, it demonstrates the gendered impact of professionalisation. The majority of NGO employees a ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Culture and leadership in development initiatives in Egypt
Until the early 1980s, despite paying lip-service to the central role of `human capital', most decision makers were obsessed by physical development and the rate of increase of Gross National Product. Like other Third World countries, Egypt followed suit. ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:55
- Pastoral development and the use of para-vets in southern Sudan
Pastoralism in Sudan has produced complex and varied livestock management systems, finely adapted to local environmental conditions. The isolation of pastoral communities has made it difficult for development agencies to form working relationships with th ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:04
- NGOs: between buzzwords and social movements
The associations that the term 'NGO' has acquired in development discourse need to be critically analysed in relation to practice on the ground. Drawing on an analysis of the rise of NGOs in Palestine, the author suggests that the development of the NGO m ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:06
- 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
- Palestinian women, violence, and the peace process
Much has been written about the contribution of Palestinian women to their nation's liberation struggle. They have not only survived in an atmosphere of remorseless violence, but have also made remarkable strides in terms of their rights and development a ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:10
- Trade unions and women's NGOs: diverse civil society organisations in Iran
A comparison of trade unions and NGOs in Iran demonstrates the diverse nature of their activities. Over the last 90 years, trade unions have played important roles in changing the political system in that country. However, unions are largely male- dominat ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:11