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The spectrum of authority in conflict settings

At last week’s World Conference on Human Security and Humanitarian Responses in Istanbul the issue of how forms of non-state authority evolve in  (post)conflict settings was...

 

During the writeathon that laid the foundations for the 'Making Change' programme, Nishant Shah gave a five minute talk introducing his provoking thoughts around how we can think about social change. Guided by five keywords, he gives us...

 

A 3-year process on gender mainstreaming that aims to improve policy and practice towards gender equality. Includes one thematic workshop based on five electronically discussed position papers; field exchange with leading gender research institutes and NGO partners in the South; and gender...

Interview with Nitasha Kaul

Firstly we have to realize that something can be economically profitable, economically right but ethically or morally wrong. Civil society organizations should not only make their arguments in saying ‘this is the more economic way to proceed, that it’s...

Intreview with Tariq Banuri, UNDESA

I think the main thing is that if we don’t address the climate crisis there will be very severe dislocations of economic lives as well as people’s lives. And much of that, the brunt of that will be borne by poor people partly because of the way...

The second launch of ‘Beyond Economics’ took place in The Hague on 11 December 2009 and was inspired by the third issue of Development Vol 52. The Hague seminar hinged on the question of whether economics itself has to change or whether the existing economic principles just need to be more...

During the launch of Development 52.3 ‘Beyond Economics’, which was held in New York on 29-31 October 2009, Assistant Editor Laura Fano Morrissey (LF) interviewed David Korten (DK), president and founder of the People-Centered Development Forum and author of numerous books includingAgenda for a...

Assistant Editor Laura Fano (LF) interviewed Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen (EKH), who could not attend the launch of Development 52.3 ‘Beyond Economics’ in New York, on the effects of the global economic crisis in South Africa. Ebrahim is an independent researcher and a part-time research associate at...

Beyond economics seminar reports

The launch of the development journal issue 52.3 followed by a SID HIVOS UNDESA International Policy Seminar ‘Responding to the interlocked financial, climate and care crises’ fostered a lively set of discussions of mainstream neo classical...

October 2015, Remko Berkhout *

A snapshot of the evening news: Refugee chaos, IS, piecemeal progress on climate negotiations. It’s astounding how our existing institutional frameworks are failing us. How ‘a little less worse’ has become the new good. How, in...

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