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How Academics Can Help People Make Better Decisions Concerning Global Poverty

| July 2012
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In this essay I focus mainly on one decision one group of decision-makers faces—concerning whether to give money to NGOs working to combat global poverty—highlighting some of the key issues and discussing the academic input on those issues.

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Global Poverty and the Limits of Academic Expertise

| July 2012
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Academics are not a natural kind. They have varied expertise and aims, and most have no expertise that is particularly relevant to problems of poverty and development.

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After the MDGs: Citizen Deliberation and the Post-2015 Development Framework

| March 2012
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For those concerned with and affected by global development and human deprivation, 2015 looms large, for this is the date by which the ambitious Millennium Development Goals are to be achieved. Citizen assemblies offer one promising mechanism for putting poor men and women at the heart of discussions about global development priorities.

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Clean Trade in Natural Resources

| April 2011
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The resource curse impedes core interests of importing states, while the policies of these states drive the resource curse. These policies violate importing states’ existing international commitments.

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<i>National Responsibility and Global Justice</i> by David Miller

National Responsibility and Global Justice by David Miller

| September 2009
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Miller builds on his seminal work on national identity and special duties to co-nationals to carve out a position on such issues as global poverty and immigration that is distinct from both the recent stream of cosmopolitan theories and a narrow “citizens-only” account of obligations.

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More Money, Less Cure: Why Global Health Assistance Needs Restructuring

| September 2009
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Is more money for global health always good news? No, argues Esser, who suggests that many of the problems that plague decision-making in global health assistance lie not in the global South but in the North, where the monetary flows originate and where most policies are conceived.

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<i>The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers </i> by Ngaire Woods

The Globalizers: The IMF, the World Bank, and Their Borrowers by Ngaire Woods

| November 2007
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Woods is an insightful and thoughtful authority on the Bretton Woods institutions. In this book she examines their activities and focuses on their engagements with Mexico, Russia, and the sub-Saharan African nations.

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<i>Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad: In Search of Knowledge</i>, edited by Thomas Carothers

Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad: In Search of Knowledge, edited by Thomas Carothers

| November 2007
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This book is an attempt to collect some of the little known about Rule-of-law (ROL) reform, and it does this creditably. Although the book’s contributors are rather pessimistic about the theory and practice of ROL reform, they do point to ways to improve its prospects.

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