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sector sometimes seem to bear down on each new innovation lab. To some extent, this is a problem that we have created for ourselves; the same tide of optimism that previously lifted us up is now receding, and we risk being beached. The limitations of innovation are now clear. Innovation ‘looked at as a process, appears suspiciously like the reforms of yesteryear’ ( Sandvik, 2014 : 27), potentially exposes vulnerable communities to new types of risk, and risks marginalising local aid workers and disaster

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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan and Otto Farkas

, improving customer value and effectively managing competitive risk ( Keohane, 2013 ; Quitzau, 2010 ; Tidd et al. , 2001 ). There are many parallels between the evolution of innovation practice within the private sector and that of the humanitarian sector. Chesbrough (2006) used the term ‘open innovation’ to explain the shift in the way companies had been innovating. Historically, businesses attempted to internalise the creative and innovative process, funding large research

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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

humanitarians have historically engaged in the problem of emergency shelter ( Burnell and Sanderson, 2011 ; Davis, 2011 ). For many years, the idea that ‘shelter is a process not a product’ has been one of the most central, foundational principles of the sector: the notion that humanitarians should help people shelter themselves, rather than providing a completed building to inhabit ( Davis, 1978 ; Davis and Alexander, 2015 ; Sanderson and Burnell, 2013 ). Final structures and prefabricated

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Planned Obsolescence of Medical Humanitarian Missions: An Interview with Tony Redmond, Professor and Practitioner of International Emergency Medicine and Co-founder of HCRI and UK-Med

enough. And I’m saying the opposite now. Practice has changed, but I think you’ve got to get the evidence and the data. The innovations from these measurements that will have the biggest impacts will not be technological: they will be process-driven. GS: Did any innovative practices emerge later in your career that you wished had arrived earlier? TR: Yes, the point-of-care testing. The handheld devices for testing. So, you can test for malaria, for example. And the big one is the handheld

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
José Luís Fiori

national interests ( ibid .: 25–6): 1) Russia and China, the two great ‘revisionist powers’; 2) North Korea and Iran, two ‘rogue states’ that undermine geopolitical equilibrium in Northeast Asia and the Middle East; 3) ‘Jihadist terrorist groups’ and international criminal organisations that propagate violence and traffic drugs and arms. The document offers an extensive list of actions to be undertaken by the US to achieve strategic objectives and confront rivals, from controlling borders to increasing military expenditure and protecting competitive

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Richard Parrish

regulation at EU level threatens to undermine these political objectives. Without more co-ordinated action in the field of sport, EU policy towards sport risks being pulled apart by competing policy tensions. Traditionally, the sports sector has developed rules which have attempted to maintain a competitive balance between participants. Given the extent of commercialisation in European sport, the maintenance of these rules is considered by many as essential. However, many of these alleged pro-competitive rules have been regarded as anti-competitive by the EU. Again, the

in Sports law and policy in the European Union
Richard Parrish

location within the EU’s constitutional structure post-2004 will be dependent on the activities of the two advocacy coalitions working within the sports policy subsystem. The sports policy subsystem is not a non-neutral arena existing simply to process inputs into outputs in an apolitical manner. Rather activity within it will determine sports future legal and constitutional status. The need to construct better empirical and theoretical understandings of the subsystem is therefore paramount. The main theoretical contribution advanced in this book is the need for

in Sports law and policy in the European Union
Christopher T. Marsden

process, as we saw in the case of the UK in Chapters 2 – 3 . While regulator Ofcom has been groundbreaking in its research into traffic management measurement, it has tried to solve neutrality problems with co-regulation. This process needs a brief definition, and while I have written extensively on the matter, here I use the term defined by Lord Justice Leveson in the 2,500-page report into ‘phone hacking’. He states

in Network neutrality
Richard Parrish

parties, thereby placing them at a competitive disadvantage; e make the conclusion of contracts subject to acceptance by the other parties of supplementary obligations which, by their nature or according to commercial usage, have no connection with the subject of such contracts. 2 Any agreements or decisions prohibited pursuant to this Article shall be automatically void. 3 The provisions of paragraph 1 may, however, be declared inapplicable in the case of: • any agreement or category of agreements between undertakings; • any decision or category of decisions by

in Sports law and policy in the European Union
Christopher T. Marsden

explains that: ‘Ordoliberalism … proposes an alternative method to pure laissez-faire and state planned economy for the better regulation of the market economy by having as goals the protection of the competitive process and individual freedom.’ 11 Vatiero reminds us that ordoliberalism is a political aim to be achieved by the economic means of preventing dominant companies capturing the economic and

in Network neutrality