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“Lat Does Not Exist”: The Last Testament of a Dead Village

“Lat Does Not Exist”: The Last Testament of a Dead Village

In India debates rage over how to handle the dilemma of development-induced displacement. Each year 15m people find themselves placed in the way of desired dams or mines.

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

In Celebration of Senseless Acts of Kindness

There are many blogs on humanitarianism & development. They tend to be overly-technical, narrowly prescriptive, and circulate within the international aid industry. The Flesh and Blood blog will offer something different.

Review – Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity

Review – Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity

Shao’s remarkable work offers a rich interpretive approach to China’s complex urban landscape that will interest both China-watchers and urban scholars.

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

Opposition in Bolivarian Venezuela: Caught Between Conflict and Compromise

The Venezuelan opposition has undergone important changes in an institutionalist direction in its composition, discursive emphasis, and strategic direction.

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.

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