Searching with a thematic focus on Questioning development, Questioning development issues
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- OrganisationThe independent journal, ephemera, encourages contributions that explicitly engage with theoretical and conceptual understandings of organisational issues, processes and life.
- DocumentBangladesh Online Research Network, 2011Electronic waste is becoming a serious threat for our surrounding environment. Integrated initiatives are needed to fight this growing concern in Bangladesh. Within this background, this paper is the second in a series, aimed at calculating the willingness to pay for hazard-free e-waste management system in Dhaka city, the capital of Bangladesh.DocumentEconomic Research Forum, Egypt, 2008What role has Islam historically played to promote or inhibit development?DocumentInternational Institute for Environment and Development, 2008Throughout the world, social movements are the driving force behind a new food sovereignty policy framework, which aims to guarantee and protect people’s space, ability and right to define their own models of production, food distribution and consumption patterns.DocumentEarth Policy Institute, 2008This publication argues that the roots of the current environmental dilemmas lie in the enormous growth of the human enterprise over the last century. The author presents an alternative plan to save civilisation, which is ambitious not only in scale, but also in the speed with which it must be implemented.Document
The effect of a mainstream approach to economic and corporate governance on development in South AfricaGlobal Policy Innovations Program, 2007This paper argues that important aspects of corporate governance and economic governance have become confused and conflated in the minds of government policy makers. Focussing on the case of South Africa, it also argues that the mainstream approach to governance, with a focus on corporate governance is antithetical to development.DocumentConservation and Society, 2008The growing body of work on the 'neoliberalisation of nature' has paid little attention to conservation policy and its impacts. Similarly, studies of conservation have generally overlooked the broader context of neoliberalism. This latest edition of Conservation and Society journal explores what can be gained by seeing conservation through a neoliberal lense.DocumentUK Food Group, 2003This short two page briefing argues that in most developing countries, whose small-scale, labour-intensive agriculture is dramatically different from the UK, GM crops are at best irrelevant and at worst can threaten local food production.DocumentGlobal Policy Innovations Program, 2008This paper analyses how and under what conditions International Economic Organisations (IEO) have evolved in Africa and how they have contributed to the development of the African nations. It mainly focuses on the role played by the United Nation’s Economic Commission for Africa, the African Development Bank and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development.DocumentJohn F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2007This paper evaluates the seven presumed African success stories: Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana, Tanzania, Mozambique and Uganda. It gives a detailed analysis of the economic, political, governance and human development scenarios in each country, and identifies the emerging challenges.