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Community–university research partnerships in global perspectives

This book is based on a three-year international comparative study on poverty reduction and sustainability strategies . It provides evidence from twenty case studies around the world on the power and potential of community and higher education based scholars and activists working together in the co-creation of transformative knowledge. Opening with a theoretical overview of knowledge, democracy and action, the book is followed by analytical chapters providing lessons learned and capacity building, and on the theory and practice of community university research partnerships. It also includes lessons on models of evaluation, approaches to measuring the impact and an agenda for future research and policy recommendations. The book overviews the concept of engaged scholarship and then moves to focus on community-university research partnerships. It is based on a global empirical study of the role of community-university research partnerships within the context of poverty alleviation, the creation of sustainable societies and, broadly speaking, the Millennium Development Goals. The book frames the contribution of community-university research partnerships within a larger knowledge democracy framework, linking this practice to other spaces of knowledge democracy. These include the open access movement, new acceptance of the methods of community-based and participatory research and the call for cognitive justice or the need for epistemologies of the Global South. It takes a particular look at the variety of structures that have been created in the various universities and civil society research organizations to facilitate and enhance research partnerships.

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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan and Otto Farkas

increasing, along with deliberate targeting of humanitarian workers, operations and inventory used to help people trapped in conflict ( Fouad et al. , 2017 ; Stoddard et al. , 2017 ; Stoddard et al. , 2018 ). Amplifying this instability has been the slow progress towards changing the vulnerability of people living in many countries. Notwithstanding advances made in Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets, an estimated 736 million people remained in extreme poverty

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Christopher T. Marsden

Millennium Development Goals. Belli and Foditsch have written extensively about the modelling of a universal principle-based network neutrality law, an experiment conducted through the Dynamic Coalition on Net Neutrality in the UN Internet Governance Forum led by Belli since 2012: it seems possible to distil some essential elements from

in Network neutrality
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History, time and temporality in development discourse
Uma Kothari

reproduced. Moreover, this limited historical analysis also reveals the largely unreflexive nature of the discipline, partly engendered through the necessity to achieve development goals and targets such as project outputs and, at a larger scale, the Millennium Development Goals. The problematic way in which the field writes its history and the kinds of relations this conceals is compounded by how we understand and imagine ‘time’; a notion that is central to development based as it is on ideas of progress and change. Development policies, practices and interventions

in History, historians and development policy
Effective support structures for community– university partnerships
Edward T. Jackson, Letlotlo M. Gariba and Evren Tok

advocates of community–university research partnerships in that country. First, at the most fundamental level, the university sector in Ghana is badly underfunded by its national government. Second, government does not see value in directly including a role for the universities in its development and poverty-reduction strategies, such as Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers aimed at achieving targets towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). ‘One needs to answer the question whether this is a reflection of the failure of the institutions themselves to demonstrate

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes and Davies Banda

, Switzerland Publication of Sport for Development and Peace: Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Sport for Development and Peace, 2003 ) 2004 UN establishment of SDPIWG 2005 Designation of International Year of

in Localizing global sport for development
An introduction
Budd L. Hall

contributions to the literature. First, its focus is on community–university research partnerships rather than the broader community–university engagement. Second, it is based on a global empirical study of the role of community–university research partnerships within the context of poverty alleviation, the creation of sustainable societies and, broadly speaking, the Millennium Development Goals. Third, we have gone further to frame the contribution of community–university research partnerships within a larger knowledge democracy framework, linking this practice to other

in Knowledge, democracy and action
Michael Woolcock, Simon Szreter and Vijayendra Rao

fraternity is conspicuously ignorant of the processes underlying even its most celebrated interventions, and has little knowledge of how these impacts are influenced by scale and (different types of) context (see Woolcock 2009). 39 These pressures, solidly reinforced by campaigns such as the Millennium Development Goals, manifest themselves in calls to ‘scale up’ and ‘replicate’ putatively successful interventions that have apparently been effective, often in the short-term and before further unintended consequences become visible and usually in one particular national

in History, historians and development policy
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Ecopoetics, enjoyment and ecstatic hospitality
Kate Rigby

that meets the needs of the present while safe-guarding Earth’s life-support system, on which the welfare of current and future generations depends’ (World Commission 1987: 305). The spur for this crucial redefinition is the UN policy initiative to frame a new set of Sustainable Development Goals for the period 2016 to 2030 to replace the Millennium Development Goals following their expiry at the end of 2015. Griggs and his colleagues are contributing to 56 Discourses of sustainability this initiative through the transnational Sustainable Development Solutions

in Literature and sustainability