Narrow down by keywords: Governance and public policy, Western and Southern Europe
- Words count: taking a count of the changing language of British aid
A word analysis of six UK government White Paper policy statements on aid (selected between 1960 and 2006) compares the top 20 words and key word pairs used in each document. Characteristic sentences are composed of the top 20s to represent the spirit o ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:05
- Svalbard Global Seed Vault: a ‘Noah’s Ark’ for the world’s seeds
News about Norway’s plans to establish a ‘doomsday vault’ for seeds in the permafrost of the Artic archipelago of Svalbard as a back-up for conventional gene banks reached the world press in 2006. The idea of a Global Seed Vault, which today is considered ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:08
- Aiding and abetting the politicians?
The British government has increasingly assumed the role of international arbiter and peacekeeper, both with and without a UN mandate. The hijacking of the moral high ground and recurrent assertion of global consensus - even in the presence of overwhelmin ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:45
- More than a token gesture: NGOs and trade unions campaigning for a common cause
With the passage of the 1999 Asylum and Immigration Act in the UK, a system of vouchers for all new asylum seekers was to be introduced from April 2000. These vouchers were widely regarded as iniquitous in that they discriminated against an already vulner ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 18:11
- Privatisation of urban water and sewerage services in Turkey: some trends
This article looks at the experience of privatised urban water supply and sewerage services in Turkey, focusing on the case of three cities that have opted for such privatisation. The article opens with an examination of the management of urban water an ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:53
- Four steps to community media as a development tool
Community media represent a crucial input in development processes, playing an important role in democratisation, social struggles, and awareness raising. But they often face difficulties on the financial and legal levels due to the constraints created ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-10-01 13:29
- `Does the doormat influence the boot?' Critical thoughts on UK NGOs and international advocacy
Most UK development NGOs engage in advocacy work at the international level in an attempt to reduce the constraints imposed on grassroots development by global economics and the actions of the official aid agencies. Thus far, their record has been disappo ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported? Western Political Theofy and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe
Author: Kymlicka, Will and Magda Opalski (eds.) Publisher: New York, NY: OUP, ...
Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 20:50
- The UN World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna, June 1993
Two debates dominated the WCHR: whether human rights are universal or can be culture-specific, and whether respect for human rights is a factor in economic development. The author concentrates particularly on Oxfam's contribution to the Conference, organi ...
Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:54
- Changing the world of development research? An insight into theory and practice
Development research has been through many stages over the past few decades and during this time has experienced fluctuating appreciation by development practice. There is an increasing gap between different ways of doing development research. For some, ...
Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-07 18:03