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Officialising strategies: participatory processes and gender in Thailand's water resources sector

This paper examines participatory processes in an Asian Development Bank (ADB) technical assistance package in Thailand's water resources sector. The authors analyse various levels of social interaction in the local community, in meso-level stakeholder co ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:00

The politics of emergency and the demise of the developing state: problems for humanitarian advocacy

This article discusses humanitarian advocacy in the contemporary world within the wider crisis of political vision. Humanitarian advocacy over the last 15 years has drawn attention to how crises have been precipitated by state policies and has sought inte ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:51

The United Nations speaks out on forced evictions

The author charts the progress of the United Nations (UN) in moving towards a more holistic view of human rights, specifically drawing examples from their resolutions about the phenomenon of forced eviction. He argues that campaigners, organisations and t ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 16:55

Relief agencies and moral standing in war: principles of humanity, neutrality, impartiality and solidarity

The article explores the moral difficulties for international humanitarian workers operating as third parties in the midst of war. The main part examines current usage of the terms `humanity', `neutrality', `impartiality', and `solidarity' as they are use ...

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

An Intellectual history of the United Nations

The United Nations Intellectual History Project (UNIHP) is an independent activity located at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Originally concentrating on the economic and social arena, it was intended to include peace and security ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:03

Violence, fear, and development in Latin America: a critical overview

This introduction presents the core concepts that shape this special issue on the impact of violence and the processes of development in Central and South America. The understanding of development is considered in terms broader than the economic context a ...

Abstract - admin - 2009-09-30 17:06

Defining child labour: a controversial debate

While it is internationally agreed that the worst forms of child labour should be eliminated in order to promote children’s welfare, the consensus breaks down when trying to define what constitutes ‘light work’. This article seeks to show why it is diffic ...

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

The New Public Finance – Responding to Global Challenges

Author:  Kaul, Inge and Pedro Conceicão (eds.) Publisher:  Oxford, Oxford Univer ...

Book review - admin - 2009-12-17 11:39

When Victims Become Killers: Colonialism, Nativism and the Genocide in Rwanda

Author:  Mamdani, Mahmood Publisher:  Oxford: James Currey, 2001, ISBN: 0 85255 ...

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

Shifting Burdens: Gender and Agrarian Reform under Neo-liberalism

Author:  Razavi, Shahra (ed.) Publisher:  Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian Press, 2002, ...

Book review - admin - 2009-10-18 19:49