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Politics

Governance

What Do You Share With a Stranger?

Performance-based artist from India, Amitesh Grover connects strangers from all around the world – without sharing a room.

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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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Interview: Participatory Budgeting

When citizens decide on the communal budget

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Global Governance: Rationale – Hurdles – Perspectives

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On the Eve of Putin's Third Term

One has to be careful when considering the prospects of Putin's third term in office.

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Introduction: Development Cooperation

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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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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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Society

Standing with God to End Oppression

Liberation theologians use Christianity as weapon in the fight for the poor. And in a way, even the pope is on their side.

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“Society Is Always Divided”

Renowned political theorist Chantal Mouffe discusses democracy, right-wing populism, and the possibility of a multi-polar world order.

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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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Sports as a Tool for Conflict Transformation and Prevention in Sri Lanka

Sports as a Tool For Conflict Transformation And Prevention In Sri Lanka

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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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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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The Real Utopia

By definition a utopia is a place that does not exist. Around the world though, activists are working to stop the destruction of our planet: Meet the degrowth movement.

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Not 'Progress' But Prejudice: Development

What does "development" mean for Tribal people: for whom, by whom and to what end?

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Security & Conflict

The New Faces of the Favela

Young people from the favelas can be so much more than just members of a drug gang.

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The Brightest Colour of Syria

Despite the cruel face of the Syrian war artist Diala Brisly refuses to give up hope. With her art she paints another story.

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Interview: "The Whole System has Been Infiltrated"

Drug trafficking: the criminalisation of policies and politisation of crime

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The Trauma of Child Soldiers

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

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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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Army, Brotherhood, and Liberals

The Story of Power Struggle in Egypt: Three parties hold most of the power in Egypt. Who is going to last?

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NATO's Neverending Challenge: Securing Peace

NATO has to adopt to be able to rise to current security problems

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Libya: Stress Test for the Responsibility to Protect?

Libya: At what point is a development to protect human rights over?

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Transparency

Transparency in Microfinance

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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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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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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 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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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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Basta Ya – Enough Already!

Colombia has been shaken by violence for the last two decades. What is and needs to be done to overcome the nation’s past?

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Development Cooperation

Editorial

Access to sport and physical activity is a fundamental right.

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The Elephant Still in the Room: Aid Policy Regarding Corruption

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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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The Integrity Strategy of the African Development Bank

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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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Competitive Advantage in the Light of Rio+20

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Global Governance: Rationale – Hurdles – Perspectives

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Aid Effectiveness: What For?

From aid effectiveness to development effectiveness

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