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Post-Humanitarianism

Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design

Mark Duffield

declined ( Mair, 2013 ). While NGOs lay claim to a ‘non-governmental’ status, direct action thrived when donor sovereignty was, paradoxically, still able to cast a shadow. Given the refugee crisis, few can today contemplate the wretched state of ‘official’ humanitarianism without some disquiet. Despite what we may wish or demand, however, it is unlikely that significant improvement will occur any time soon. But to then conclude that humanitarianism is dead would be a mistake. While autonomous international direct action lies buried in the rubble of

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Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes and Davies Banda

Drawing on nearly a decade of wide-ranging, multidisciplinary research undertaken with young people and adults living and working in urban communities in Zambia, this jointly-authored book extends existing understandings of the use of sport to contribute to global development agendas has burgeoned over the last two decades. The book’s locally-centred and contextualized analysis represents an important departure from both the internationalist and evaluation-orientated research that has predominated in global sport for development. Offering wide-ranging historical, political, economic and social contextualization, it examines how a key period in the expansion of the sport for development sector unfolded in Zambia; considers the significance of varying degrees of integration and partnership practices between sport for development and development agencies at different levels; and outlines approaches to the provision of sport for development activities in various communities. Detailed examination of the lives, experiences and responses of young people involved in these activities, drawn from their own accounts, is a key feature of the book. Concluding reflections identify possibilities for enhancing understanding and improving research and evidence through methodologies which ‘localise global sport for development’. The book’s unique approach and content will be highly relevant to academic researchers and students studying sport and development across many different contexts.

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Joy Molina Mirasol, Felix S. Mirasol, Estela C. Itaas Jr. and Benjamin Maputi

destruction are largely attributed to the inadequate and poorly implemented environmental laws and policies that sometimes lead to the rapid exploitation of timber from old growth forests, at prices far below real market. Thus, Acosta (2001, 2003) called on the government and challenged the academy and other agencies to be more aggressive about measuring the efficacy of government programmes and policies on a range of environmental concerns. Collaborative efforts among the academy, NGOs and local government units (LGUs) have to be pursued to achieve good environmental

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The government of the United Kingdom

The Women’s National Commission

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Wendy Stokes

afraid of them, must be changed; • special protection from the police for refuge services and refuge workers. In the third section the comments from partner organizations are presented under the same headings in the form of a summary of all that has been undertaken by government and non-governmental organizations, and recommendations for further development. In this section the consideration of violence runs to six pages, giving a general overview of the occurrence of violence and sexual abuse in the UK and then detailing the coordinated multi-agency approach at all

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Norbert Steinhaus

science shops through correspondence from the science shops at Roskilde University Centre (RUC). DN Frederikssund saw this as an opportunity to engage in research about the pollution levels in village ponds in Frederikssund municipality. Village ponds were polluted but DN Frederikssund lacked the scientific evidence to compel municipal authorities to take action. The organization did not have the capacity to do the research themselves so they requested help through the science shop at RUC. Specifically, they requested assistance from interested students to investigate

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Felix M. Bivens

organizations. The group has produced numerous publications and papers, including a seven-volume set of collected case studies. As the project moves into its final phases, participants are looking to understand how this body of learning and knowledge can be brought effectively into university curricula and into the classroom. In January 2008, the CDRC formed a teaching and learning group which has been experimenting with various ways in which citizenship can be taught within a formal university curricula and a traditional classroom setting. One of the main lessons learned

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Sport as a development partner

International, national and community integration

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Iain Lindsey, Tess Kay, Ruth Jeanes and Davies Banda

: The government doesn't stay in our community, and we are the people that know the needs around our communities. So I think it has to start with us, as [a] non-governmental organization and as a community-based organization, we start forming our close communities and then work on that. Whether, in the absence of governmental intervention, such an approach could overcome the long

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The National Commission for Women

The Indian experience

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Shirin M. Rai

Commission The setting up of the Commission was a governmental response to the National Perspective Plan for Women. This was done after wide consultation with women’s nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and movements, women political representatives, feminist lobbyists and women party members. Most women’s groups were in favour of such a Commission, which provided legitimacy for the Commission. There were several reasons for this support. The Indian women’s movements had grown considerably in the 1970s and 1980s, bringing a new sense of confidence in making demands upon

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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

of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) on the social economy and social-purpose finance (see Chapter 7 in this volume). These projects were funded by the CURA programme of SSHRC. This research informed the Chantier’s proposal to establish a non-profit trust to finance the expansion of the social economy in Quebec. The trust was launched in 2006–07 with support from the governments of Canada and Quebec, further strengthening Chantier’s influence and capacity. The organization’s regional research collaboration with UQAM continues. These are four different meso-level structures

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Felix M. Bivens

sector and organizational dynamics. The classes are designed to be highly interactive and allow for students to contribute significantly to class discussions. During this term, students also set up an internship and research project with a non-profit organization in Brighton. More than simply a placement, the aim is for students to carry out a specific project for a group or to complete a piece of consultancy research for the host organization. Course facilitators arrange ‘matching events’ which bring representatives from local volunteer and community organizations to