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    Forgiveness: unveiling an asset for peacebuilding

    Refugee Law Project, Uganda, 2015
    Within the international community – international lawyers, human rights activists, officials of international organizations, and the staff of NGOs focused on peace-building – forgiveness is little understood, widely ignored, and often overshadowed by other activities thought to be more urgent.
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    Who’s asking? Interviewer coethnicity effects in African survey data

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    Face-to-face interviews constitute a social interaction between interviewer and respondent, yet research employing African survey data typically fails to account for the effect of shared ethnicity on survey responses.
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    Deliberate disengagement: How education decreases political participation in electoral authoritarian regimes

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    A large literature examining advanced and consolidating democracies suggests that education increases political participation. However, in electoral authoritarian regimes, educated voters may instead deliberately disengage.
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    On the primacy of weak public service provision in rural Africa: Malians redefine ‘state breakdown’ amidst 2012 political crisis

    Afrobarometer, 2015
    In 2012, Mali faced a dual state breakdown disrupting nearly 20 years of democratization – a coup and a secessionist insurgency. This paper provides the perspectives of rural Malians living on the border of state- and rebel-controlled territory. The main finding is that villagers defined “the crisis” as one of unmet need for public services and infrastructure.
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    Overcoming the Limits of Institutional Reform in Uganda

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2013
    This paper notes that Uganda has been a public sector reform leader in Africa. However, it underlines that many of the reforms have been limited to these kinds of gains – producing new institutional forms that function poorly and yield limited impacts.
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    Rethinking spatial inequalities in development: the primacy of politics and power relations

    Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre, 2014
    This paper offers a political explanation to the problem of spatial inequality in developing countries, paying particular attention to the implications of patronage politics and inter-elite power relations for the spatial distribution of public goods.
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    Language of negotiation for Agreed Conclusions at the UN 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women: a case study

    Elsevier, 2013
    The 57th Session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW57) was an international platform for state and regional representatives to present their outcome reports and resolutions, as well as to engage in dialogue sessions on the theme of the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.
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    Going back to the drawing board: linking Pan Africanism to Beijing +20

    2015
    In this article published by FEMNET, Tafadzwa Muropa, a gender activist and political economist, briefly compares the 8th Pan African Congress in Ghana with the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) in New York - both held in March of 2015 - in the context of what they mean for African women and Pan Africanism.
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    WILPF Report on the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

    PeaceWomen: Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, 2015
    Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) delegates from all over the world converged on New York for the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) to advocate for a transformative and sustainable Post-2015 development agenda that addresses the root causes of violence and war, and integrates issues of disarmament, women’s human rights, and women,
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    Report on Beijing +20 (CSW 59)

    2015
    In this well-written and informative piece, PEN International - the world’s leading association of writers - reports on the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59). In the report, the author, Tsung Su, acknowledges the work of specific non-governmental and civil society organisations in their efforts to inform, educate, and influence the negotiations of CSW59.

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