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Politics

Governance

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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Food Injustice on Our Plates

Two root causes of the global food crisis are the corporate domination of the food supply and the systemic destruction of local food systems. We need a fundamental change.

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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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Europe’s Working Poor

In some parts of Europe, garment workers earn less than their Asian counterparts – even if they work for big brands

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Interview: Participatory Budgeting

When citizens decide on the communal budget

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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: A Vote-o-Matic for Tunisia

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Voices for Peace

You have gotten know these modern day heroes in our articles. Now they have met in Germany to support each other in their fight for peace. Join them!

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Society

A Traditional Shareconomy

Indigenous communities in the Andes traditionally manage commons such as water. Their potential is still not exhausted.

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Editorial

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Senegalese Children: Exploited and Neglected

Too many Sengalese children go begging in the streets. Many are even sent out by their parents or teachers.

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Churchill’s Nightmare

The changes that democracies have undergone since the advent of governance are frequently underestimated. The good, the bad, and some cautious optimism.

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The Loneliness of Power

The life of the politically powerful tends often to isolation and loneliness. But nevertheless, many politicians still aspire to this life.

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Editorial

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Where the Secret Service Is Still Called the KGB

This isn't the last dictatorship in Europe, it is the first one in the 21st century

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The People of Tepito

Tepito is Mexico City’s most notorious quarter. While the media generally focuses on violence and crime, Francisco Mata portrays the barrio’s inhabitants.

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Security & Conflict

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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Introduction: The Complex Security-Development

Introduction: The Complex Security-Developement Nexus

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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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Alma – A Tale of Violence

Alma has been a member of one of Guatemala's most brutal gangs. Watch her video testimony.

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20 Years After the Outbreak of the Bosnian

The terrible effective power of prejudices came fully to the fore in the Bosnian War

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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 Devil's Work

Attacks on women set off unrest in Sri Lanka

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Art as a Weapon

Syria: Art can be a weapon when journalists are forced to shut up.

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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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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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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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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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Can’t We do Something to Be More Useful?

Feedback loops: how citizen engagement can improve aid

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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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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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

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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Editorial

DDD’s 17th issue treats the various ways how people collaborate – online and offline.

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Much Upgrading, Little Effect?

More than half of Nairobi lives in slums where they face stalled projects and poor service. But improvements could be made.

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Editorial

Access to sport and physical activity is a fundamental right.

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Introduction: Development Cooperation

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Aid Effectiveness: What For?

From aid effectiveness to development effectiveness

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Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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Financing Development: Feasible Paths Through the Mine Field

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