Post Tagged with: "development"

Review – Doing Bad by Doing Good

Review – Doing Bad by Doing Good

Coyne has provided a readable treatment of why well-intentioned humanitarian assistance is often less successful than promised and can lead to negative unintended consequences.

Imagining Integration: The Role of Social Media in the Development of Regional Identity and Empowerment

Imagining Integration: The Role of Social Media in the Development of Regional Identity and Empowerment

Language barriers across the Caribbean region make building a common identity difficult and CARICOM is not meeting its mandate of creating a community. Could social media offer some solutions?

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global Corruption, Global Protests: The Odds of Success Against the System

Global mass public protests are a milestone in the ‘war on corruption’. However, they face entrenched networks of interests, which need to recognise that reform is key to their personal survival.

African Unity at 50: From Non-Interference to Non-Indifference

African Unity at 50: From Non-Interference to Non-Indifference

Vast economic divergences and uneven development across the continent represent a major problem for African unity. Until this changes, the African Union is unlikely to reach its potential.

Review – China’s Development: Capitalism and Empire

Review – China’s Development: Capitalism and Empire

This multidisciplinary study of China’s economic reform asserts that a unique mode of capitalism will likely emerge within the state as it gradually works to overcome the strictures of communism.

Gender, Urban Development and the Politics of Space

Gender, Urban Development and the Politics of Space

While at one level the contemporary ‘urban transition’ in the Global South offers scope for advancing gender equality, barriers to female empowerment remain widespread, especially among the urban poor.

Democratisation and Development in Tanzania: Complimentary or Contradictory Forces?

Democratisation and Development in Tanzania: Complimentary or Contradictory Forces?

Democratisation has a relatively weak track record. The Tanzanian case shows that even bottom-up development struggles against internal conflicts and interests.

Old Wine in New Bottles or Africa’s Millennium?

Old Wine in New Bottles or Africa’s Millennium?

Economic, political and social change is undoubtedly afoot on the African continent. But do these current developments mean the 21st century is Africa’s or is this a case of old wine in new bottles?

War, Peace and a New World Paved with Good Intentions through Sport

War, Peace and a New World Paved with Good Intentions through Sport

Sport as a form of public diplomacy or social intervention has often been overlooked. However, it can help with reconstruction, resolution and reconciliation, playing a vital role in progress.

Why History Repeats Itself in Eastern DR Congo

Why History Repeats Itself in Eastern DR Congo

The reason DR Congo continues to be characterized by a plethora of institutions, tariffs and jurisdictions in its eastern borderlands involves the international community’s flawed attempts to coerce powerful protection rackets into an ideal-type post-war state.

The Lukewarm Response from the International Community to the Crises in Guinea-Bissau

The Lukewarm Response from the International Community to the Crises in Guinea-Bissau

Since the most recent coup in April, Guinea-Bissau has continued to seek new international partners. But only time will tell if growing foreign investment in Guinea-Bissau will help it escape failed statehood.

Senegal 2012 and Beyond: Economic and Political Challenges

Senegal 2012 and Beyond: Economic and Political Challenges

Senegal’s new president Macy Sall and his government face multiple challenges both in terms of domestic economic and institutional development and regional political stability.

Rethinking Development

Rethinking Development

We require a decolonization of the imagination. We need to abandon the search for alternative models of development and start imagining alternatives to development. The project today is not so much to rethink development, but to un-think it.

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