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No Security Required: The Danger of Boardroom-Driven Development

No Security Required: The Danger of Boardroom-Driven Development

We should be wary of buzzwords and trends in development, as ideas that make a great deal of sense in a boardroom are, at times, very difficult to justify in the field.

Post-Development and the Practitioner

Post-Development and the Practitioner

Post-development thinking interrogates the history, meaning, and motives of the development industry while forcing the development professional to change how they view the world.

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.

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