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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 16:53

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 19:50

Analysis and advocacy on a European policy on conflict prevention: a viewpoint

The author identifies three key weaknesses in the debate leading up to establishing the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) for the European Union (EU). The process started in 1996 and a generally useful and relevant discussion has taken place betwe ...

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

The emergence and re-emergence of civil society: a brief history of civil society in Europe, from the Magna Carta to the Eurozone crisis

Since 2008, Europe has been mired in a series of complex and interconnected economic, financial, fiscal, and political crises, prompting citizens across Europe to erupt onto the streets to protest against cuts to pensions and public services, taxation i ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2013-11-18 13:54

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 17:08

The Ethical Trading Initiative: 10th Anniversary Conference

This article reports on the tenth anniversary conference of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), drawing attention to the irony that just as progress is being made on the situation of home workers (among the least protected of all working people) the t ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:54

Disaster Management and Civil Society: Earthquake Relief in Japan, Turkey and India

Author:  Özerdem, Alpaslan and Jacoby, Tim Publisher:  International Library o ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:57

Whose terms? Observations on `development management' in an English city

Using the example of a project in Sheffield intended to promote user-involvement and participation in planning healthcare services, the author criticises the failure of the project to actually provide any forum for user-participation. The structures used ...

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

Dutch civil society at crossroads

The Netherlands have a rather large civil society. Interestingly, Dutch politicians and civil society organisations do not recognise this themselves, voicing frequent appeals for more civil society. This can be explained by the typical development of Du ...

Abstract - dwardle - 2013-11-18 13:56

Thinking about change for development practice: a case study from Oxfam GB

Development practice is informed by theories of change, but individuals and organisations may not make these explicit. Practitioners may be unaware of the extent to which strategic choices and debates are informed by disparate thinking about how history h ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:08