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Politics

Governance

Dams - Development Or Delusion?

Dams are exceptional as a symbol of the changing development policy paradigms of recent decades.

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Understanding Crime

Crime in Mexico City is a multi-layered problem. We asked two experts to break down the figures and cut through the complexities.

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Creating a Water Shortage

Why is water running out in Brazil’s cities? Does the Landless Workers' Movement provide a solution to it?

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Towards the Good Life?

Indigenous groups in Latin America fight for visibility and participation. They could make valuable contributions to the Post-2015 Agenda.

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Is China Going Green?

It is hard to refer to China’s civil society as particularly developed. Yet the government is increasingly allying itself with the environmental movement.

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Exclusion Through Citizenship

How does national citizenship play a role in the maintenance and reproduction of global inequalities?

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Global Governance: Rationale – Hurdles – Perspectives

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Fancy Schemes for a Dirty Business

Delhi struggles with unsustainable practices as air, water and land are under assault.

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Society

God’s Rapid Response Team

Rebel groups in northeast India regularly clash. A supra-confessional peace team brings insurgents to the negotiating table.

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Editorial

Sorry!You're surprised? Amazed? An editorial that opens with an apology? Yes, you read right.

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The Globalisation of the Naked Protest

Nudity - employed around the globe and throughout history - can be a powerful symbolic resource for protest movements.

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One Click Away?

Social networks and dating sites make long distance relationships easier. The seemingly borderless digital world is limited though, by national borders.

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The Dystopian Turn

Can we hope for a better world? Many American writers envision the upcoming world, but their novels are full of skepticism and fears.

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A 21st-Century Childhood

Thomas Berthold discusses the situation of unaccompanied minor refugees and argues for a more coherent asylum and refugee policy.

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Book Review: Expulsions

In her latest book “Expulsions: Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy”, Saskia Sassen presents a serious critique of economic restructuring.

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Interview: "They Simply Won't Shift"

Large sporting events bring the political situation of the country to the attention of the public.

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Security & Conflict

Is Anyone Listening?

Despite the massacres, silence is no longer possible in Syria.

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Who Are the ‘Development Actors’ Where States Are Missing?

Can drug lords be development actors too?

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Introduction: The Complex Security-Development

Introduction: The Complex Security-Developement Nexus

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Interview with Judith Torrea: How Many Deaths for One Gram of Cocaine?

Drug trafficking, one of the largest businesses of the world, causes too many deaths in Mexico.

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Truth Is the First Casualty

Local journalists in Peru often work in very hostile atmospheres. Can they positively influence conflict resolution?

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Understanding Crime

Crime in Mexico City is a multi-layered problem. We asked two experts to break down the figures and cut through the complexities.

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Development and Security

The story of tightrope wall between peacebuilding, counter-terrorism and state-building

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A History of Responsibilities

Our global society is a history of injustices. How can we take responsibility for the past?

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Transparency

A New Information Paradigm for International Development: Open Data

Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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Open Contracting: Walking the Talk

The quest for transparency, accountability, and meaningful public participation in governance continues to inspire the development of mechanisms that give life to these values.

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More Top-Down Participation, Please!

Wouldn’t it be true empowerment though if the right of citizens to speak their minds were directly integrated into political and administrative decision-making processes?

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The People’s Victory

The recent elections in Myanmar led to a victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) over the military - an outcome of an open access to information.

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Can’t We do Something to Be More Useful?

Feedback loops: how citizen engagement can improve aid

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Transparency in Microfinance

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Interview: From the Transparent Citizen to the Transparent State

How big is the influence of an NGO such as Human Rights Watch on political decision-making processes?

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Development Cooperation

Aid Effectiveness: What For?

From aid effectiveness to development effectiveness

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Editorial

DDD’s 19th issue explores how people around the world share hopes for love, peace, health, money and joy.

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Message from Minister Müller

Opening remarks by the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Dr Gerd Müller.

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Baladini – Slow Food for Everyone

Baladini was founded in 2014 to train Egyptian women in artisanal food production. DDD talked to one of the founders.

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Introduction: Biodiversity

Why the topic of biodiversity matters

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Financing Development: Feasible Paths Through the Mine Field

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European Aid: Aspiring to the Gold Medal

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Do we Need Universal Health Care?

Only one development goal will focus on health in the Post-2015 Agenda. The health community debates which is the best one.

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