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Corporate responsibility and the US-Central America Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA): are they compatible?

The global garment-manufacturing industry will confront significant changes from 2005, when the system of quotas established under the Multi-Fibre Agreement comes to an end. These changes pose serious threats to jobs in the Central American assembly plant ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:50

Rural grassroots organisations in Haiti: a case of wasted potential

It is argued that the central role of rural grassroots organizations (RGOs) in Haitian rural development is of considerable importance. The Haitian Emergency Economic Recovery Programme has excluded the involvement of RGOs, and it is suggested that this w ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:57

Citizenship: a perverse confluence

This article discusses the different meanings that citizenship has assumed in Latin America in the past few decades. Its main argument is that, in the perverse confluence between neo-liberal and democratic participatory projects, the common reference to c ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:05

New forms of environmental governance? A case study of Costa Rican environmental NGOs

Increasingly development theorists and practitioners view NGOs as catalysts of sustainable development. NGOs have been regarded as champions of democratisation and promoters of new ways of engaging in politics, with considerable influence on the developme ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:09

Leadership and Innovation in Subnational Government: Case Studies from Latin America

Author:  Campbell, Tim and Harald Fuhr (eds.) Publisher:  Washington, DC: The W ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:48

Post-disaster emergency and reconstruction experiences in Asia and Latin America: an assessment

From United Nations emergency responses involving tent camps, to the reconstruction approach of FUNDASAL in El Salvador and the post-disaster provision of housing by Caritas in Asia, it is clear that a giant step has been taken in thinking about emergen ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2010-11-05 12:43

Considering the ecohealth approach: Shaping Haitian women's participation in urban agricultural projects

This paper examines the social and gender politics of a women's urban garden project supported by the International Organisation of Migration, in Cap Haitien, Haiti. My study highlights how the development process created an unmonitored symbolic space w ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2014-06-17 15:26

Multi-lateral agencies and NGOs in the context of policy reform

This article examines the growth in relations that have occurred between Multilateral Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations during the past decade. It identifies three substantive debates in the MLAs on participatory development, value for money and ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:53

Beyond development, what?

The authors begin to outline the epic now unfolding at the grassroots, arguing that pioneering social movements are groping for their liberation from the `Global Project' being imposed upon them. Going beyond the premises and promises of modernity, peop ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:59

Translation in cross-cultural research: an example from Bolivia

Translation raises ethical and epistemological dilemmas inherent in cross-cultural research. The process of communicating research participants’ words in a different language and context may impose another conceptual scheme on their thoughts. This may rei ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:07