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Post-Humanitarianism

Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design

Mark Duffield

Health Statistics 2017: Monitoring Health for the Sustainable Development Goals ( Geneva : World Health Organization ). Wolpe , H. ( 1972 ) ‘ Capitalism and Cheap Labour Power in South Africa: From Segregation to Apartheid ’, Economy and Society , 1 , 425 – 56 . World Bank ( 2015 ), World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behaviour ( Washington, DC : World Bank ). Zuckerberg , M. ( 2014 ), ‘ Connecting the World from the Sky ’, 28

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Knowledge, democracy and action

Community–university research partnerships in global perspectives

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Edited by: Budd L. Hall, Edward T. Jackson, Rajesh Tandon, Jean-Marc Fontan and Nirmala Lall

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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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

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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

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Lennart J. Lundqvist

to its ‘binding’ nature. The Swedish process of reorienting traditional environmental policy towards one of sustainable development began in the mid 1990s. In the spring 1997 Budget Bill, the Cabinet proposed a broad strategy for sustainable development, to be based on three overarching objectives; protection of environmental quality, efficient use of resources, and sustainable ecosystem productivity (Cabinet Bill 1996/97:150). An earlier report of the National Agenda 21 Committee had pointed to the incoherence among the numerous ‘goal like’ expressions in official

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An architecture understood

Effective support structures for community– university partnerships

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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

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From uniqueness to uniformity?

An assessment of EU development aid policies

William Brown

development and economic policy together with a liberal, law-abiding, non-corrupt and possibly democratic state that respected human rights as a model and basis for all subsequent development efforts. The Lomé Convention encapsulated this well, terming such features ‘essential elements’ of development cooperation. But donor policies have continued to evolve and have centred on two areas: an ongoing concern with producing what donors see as the necessary ‘policy environment’ for development, and a revitalised interest in poverty reduction as the goal of aid policies. A post

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Brad Millington and Brian Wilson

helped disseminate an arguably exaggerated version of what a golf course should look like – creating an aesthetic standard that was (and is) difficult to maintain across the industry as a whole. On the other hand, pesticide critics were assailing the widespread use of chemicals like DDT. In the eyes of some golf industry representatives, this latter development was tantamount to a ‘crusade’ against the cause of reason; it threatened humankind’s Promethean right to manipulate the Earth. As we discuss in

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Gender mainstreaming

Conceptual links to institutional machineries

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Kathleen Staudt

40 CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS 2 Gender mainstreaming: conceptual links to institutional machineries kathleen staudt We enter the new millennium with a quarter-century of experience in reflection and practice about women and subsequently gender in development. This experience builds on the voices of many diverse people who share stakes in and support a broad definition of development, used here to mean the enhancement of human capacity in a world that sustains, rather than undermines, its natural resources.1 Such enhancement can hardly occur in a world lacking good

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Stuart Blume

responsibility. In 1996 legislation was passed, the Law on the RIVM (‘Wet op de RIVM’) giving a firmer legal basis to the Institute's functioning and independence. RIVM-NVI: the new millennium At the beginning of the new millennium the Dutch Cabinet was still committed to maintaining the close link between infectious disease control and vaccine development and supply that the RIVM/SVM structure represented. This commitment was made