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Politics

Governance

Good Reason for Optimism

Kofi Annan identifies the two most important challenges for Africa's future development in this urgent and inspirational call to action.

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The Big Bone of Partnerships

Expectations of triangular cooperation are very high, as it changes the way partners interact. Can they be met?

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Gift of God

Some saw Katrina as a gift of God: After the storm destroyed much of New Orleans’ public housing, investors and politicians moved in to demolish the rest.

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Computing Sustainability

Software that learns from sensors on garbage bins adapts to urban issues and generates solutions the human eye cannot see.

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Morocco’s Solar Bet

Morocco’s new solar power plants are expected to support 1.1 million people and hopes are high for a boost in job creation. Yet obstacles still remain.

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Environmental Activists Take Back the Power

Governments are no longer the ones who rule the world, the power shifted to global megacorporations.

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Global Governance: Rationale – Hurdles – Perspectives

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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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Society

Editorial

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The Israeli Summer: An Impressive Protest, but Not a Revolution

Protests Israel: A mass movement that refuses to be political

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Shopping Against Capitalism

Revolutions smash capitalism – not. Instead consumer’s disobedience will, says this intriguing short story. (Maybe.)

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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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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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Interview: Inside ICC

10 years of International Criminal Court (ICC)

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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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Who Got Shooters?

Gangsta rappers promote a violent lifestyle while carrying the banner of peace and responsibility. What are their values?

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Security & Conflict

The Trauma of Child Soldiers

What happens to a child after having been abused as a soldier?

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On the Mobility of Roma

Roma are often pictured as a homogenous group, exceptionally willing to travel. Research disproves this image.

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Central American Youth Gangs

Highly violent Central American youth gangs spread to ever more countries

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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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Introduction: The Complex Security-Development

Introduction: The Complex Security-Developement Nexus

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Prescribed Reconciliation

The Gacaca Courts in Rwanda offered a socially acceptable framework for overcoming the deep gap rent between Hutu and Tutsi by war and genocide.

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Is Anyone Listening?

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

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Climate Change - a Security Issue?

Is Climate Change a security issue?

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Transparency

Cambodia: How Data Lowers Poverty

Falling rice prices strongly affect the rural poor in Cambodia. Open data and freer information flows help farmers to deal with it.

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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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It's Just a Fad!

Why most of the arguments against open data are short-sighted.

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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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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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Transparency in Microfinance

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A New Information Paradigm for International Development: Open Data

Open data is not a niche topic for technology enthusiasts.

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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

Reconstructing Responsibility

The reconstruction of Afghanistan has created a culture of dependency. Only projects that delegate responsibility to the local population can be sustainable.

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Introduction: Development Cooperation

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Food and Development Go Hand in Hand

Welthungerhilfe’s president Bärbel Dieckmann on her vision of a world without hunger and insecurity.

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Competitive Advantage in the Light of Rio+20

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China’s Foreign Aid – Interests, Strategies and Instruments

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Editorial

DDD takes a close look at the way food is produced today and what we will be eating tomorrow.

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Big Data, Big Development?

New technologies open up new solutions to long lingering problems. Yet, this promise comes with risks of exclusion. How can big data be used responsibly?

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Editorial

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