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Politics

Governance

Predictable Missteps

Working in Myanmar’s garment industry is rarely any better than in neighboring countries. Exploitation is wide spread. But unions are fighting for change.

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The Vibrant Sciences of Biodiversity

We talked with Vandana Shiva about her origins, current developments in Indian and global agriculture and the future of farming.

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Editorial

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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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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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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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Violence Is Not Normal

The Caucasus has been splintered by war into Georgia, South Ossetia, and Abkhazia. Three women are harnessing words to counter barbed wire.

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Society

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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Refugee Portraits

Sadly, refugees are often presented as an anonymous mass in the media, a burden to welfare states, a security hazard. These photos tell a different story.

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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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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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My Big Indian Wedding

Centuries of history, Indian gods and transgender pilgrims: The annual Koothandavar Festival in South India is tolerant, colourful and, at times, violent.

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Cambodia’s Mighty Girls

In Cambodia, Khmer girls are supposed to be gentle and obedient. A young woman in shorts is tackling this ideal with her prowess on the football pitch.

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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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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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Security & Conflict

Drug Policy in Latin America

Could the legalization of drugs be a solution for Latin America?

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Introduction: The Complex Security-Development

Introduction: The Complex Security-Developement Nexus

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Engaging Armed Groups in Development Cooperation

"Engagement" with armed groups in development cooperation takes many forms.

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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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The Fear of Suitcase Bombs

Europe's new security demands represent a hurdle for poor countries

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Climate Change - a Security Issue?

Is Climate Change a security issue?

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Interview with Joy Ngozi Ezeilo: Slavery Is Not a Term of the Past

Interview with UN-Special Rapperteur Joy Ngozi Ezeilo about modern slavery.

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Iran - NuclearConflict: Prejudices, Myths and Facts

Is Iran really a threat?

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Transparency

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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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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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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It's Just a Fad!

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

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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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Transparency in Microfinance

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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Development Cooperation

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 Emergence of New Donors

South-South cooperation thrives, but efforts remain fragmented. International institutions need to adjust to the reality of a new distribution of power.

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Introduction: Biodiversity

Why the topic of biodiversity matters

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China’s Foreign Aid – Interests, Strategies and Instruments

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Editorial

“Post-2015” sounds like a very technical term .We decided to fill it with live and show the ideas behind it, the community projects, the big picture and the small one, and, most important, the people shaping it.

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Editorial

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

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Global Governance: Rationale – Hurdles – Perspectives

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Cyberconflict and Hacktivism in a Contemporary Context

Cyberconflict, the role of networks and communication technology in future warfares.

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