RSSDevelopment, Inequality, and Poverty

Accountability for the Sustainable Development Goals: A Lost Opportunity?

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The question of accountability—or, more precisely, the question of how governments will be held to account for implementing the commitments made in this new agenda—was a critical point of contention throughout the negotiations, resulting in a significant watering down of initial proposals by the end of the process.

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The Rise of China: Continuity or Change in the Global Governance of Development

| December 2015
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Exercising its vast material power, China is rapidly becoming a top lender in the bilateral field, and it is asserting its alternative ideas on aid funding and development cooperation.

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Justice for All: The Promise of Democracy in the Global Age

| December 2015
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For Carol Gould, to make democracy fulfill its potential, it has to be transformed from its static and formal state to a more engaged, participatory, and interactive mode of governance.

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Unethical Consumption and Obligations to Signal

| September 2015
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To bring about an end to the harms involved in the production of everyday goods, what should the individual do?

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Preventing Corporate Human Rights Abuse: It’s Time for Government Action

| April 2014
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Each time we celebrate a bold move of a company, we do so precisely because embedding human rights in business practice is just that: a bold move, and still far from the norm.

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The Flaws in FAO’s New Measurements of Hunger

| July 2013
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In this Policy Brief, forthcoming in the Fall issue, leading international development specialists critique the methodology used in 2012 by FAO to count the world’s hungry. The new measurements, they argue, underestimate the extent of hunger, are not sensitive to regional and country-specific variations, and obscure important policy lessons.

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The Arab Spring Two Years On: Reflections on Dignity, Democracy, and Devotion

The Arab Spring Two Years On: Reflections on Dignity, Democracy, and Devotion

| May 2013
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The demise of long-standing dictators has shaken the foundations of authoritarianism in the Middle East and North Africa.

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The Resource Curse and the Separation of Powers

| April 2013
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The resource curse is a complex problem that affects a great many. It has rightly occupied an important place in debates about global justice. Creating needed constitutional changes will be key to solving this problem.

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