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    Selected bibliography on the global crisis of internal displacement

    Brookings Institution, 2001
    This 73-page bibliography containing more than 800 items is an effort to compile and catalog the substantial materials on the study of internal displacement.The bibliography includes various thematic categories:basic texts and sources of informationweb resourcesearly writings on internal displacementgeneral overview of displacement caused by conflict and human rights violati
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    Growing dangers of service apartheid: how the World Bank Group’s Private Sector Development (PSD) Strategy threatens infrastructure and basic service provision

    Globalization Challenge Initiative, 2001
    This article discusses the World Bank's Private Sector Development Strategy (PSD).The article finds that:the main thrust of the PSD Strategy is not new.
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    Humanitarian and human rights emergencies

    Brookings Institution, 2001
    As the world's only super-power and a major humanitarian aid donor, the United States has a critical role in shaping the response to these emergencies.This policy briefing states that whether or not the Bush administration decides to maintain American leadership in this area, it will have to develop firm guidelines for humanitarian action in the cases it chooses to address.
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    Islam and the theology of power

    Middle East Report, 2001
    This article discusses the politics of power associated with political Islam and fundamentalist puritanism within certain elements of Islam (particularly wahhabism).The article concludes that:the argument that the Islamic concept of jihad is to blame for war and contemporary violence is anachronistic and Orientalism.
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    Afghanistan in the balance

    Middle East Report, 1999
    This article situates the Afghan crisis within a historical framework.The article conclcudes that: the increasingly transnational ties that have linked the Taliban to other Islamist insurgencies in the region, including the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), argue against understanding the war as a civil war, even one supported by outside actorsgiven the long-standing and regi
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    Descent into disaster?: Afghan refugees

    Middle East Report, 2001
    This article discusses the refugee situation in Afghanistan and surrounding countries.The article finds that:inside Afghanistan, millions of Afghans rely on international food aid for survivalthe international community has left Pakistan to manage the flood of refugees into its country on its own in a faltering economythere has been increasing hostility to Afghan refugee within
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    Forced labour in the 21st century

    International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, 2001
    As we enter the 21st century, millions of people around the world are subject to forced labour.Where forced labour is used, a range of associated human rights abuses frequently take place, including slavery, rape, torture and murder.The aim of this booklet is to raise awareness of these facts and encourage trade unions, non-governmental organisations, policy makers and members of the public
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    The developmental agenda in the age of neoliberal globalization

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 2001
    This article looks at options for renewed development policy, particularly in relation to globalisation and national policy-making.This article finds that:a consequence of globalisation has been the exposure of economies to speculative short term capital movements (hot money) which have increased financial instability and resulted in a series of financial crises in the developing countr
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    An agenda for the New Development Economics

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 2001
    This article discusses the new development agenda and means of challenging the reigning neoliberal paradigm. The limitations of this competitive equilibrium model are widely recognized; it provides an inadequate model of developed countries, and therefore a poor starting point for the construction of a model for developing economies.
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    The "Washington Consensus" and development economics

    United Nations [UN] Research Institute for Social Development, 2001
    This article focuses on the role that economist and policy analysts can play in shaping the parameters of the current debate in the direction development economics should take.The article finds that:the creditors' cartel of the IMF and the World Bank, and the dominance of neoliberal policies and ideas are maintained today through a combination of secrecy, unaccountability, and a lack of

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