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Women's Economic Empowerment Insights from Africa and South Asia

Women's Economic Empowerment: Insights from Africa and South Asia

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Kate Grantham, Gillian Dowie, Arjan de Haan
February 23, 2021

This book investigates the barriers to women’s economic empowerment in the global south. Drawing on evidence from a wide range of countries, the book outlines important lessons and practical solutions for promoting gender equality. Despite global progress in closing gender gaps in education and ...

Civil Society in the Global South

Civil Society in the Global South

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Palash Kamruzzaman
December 18, 2020

In recent years civil society has been seen as a key route for democracy promotion and solving development ‘problems’ in low-income countries. However, the very concept of civil society is deeply rooted in European traditions and values. In pursuing civil society reform in non-Western countries, ...

Transnational Social Mobilisation and Minority Rights Identity, Advocacy and Norms

Transnational Social Mobilisation and Minority Rights: Identity, Advocacy and Norms

1st Edition

By Corinne Lennox
December 05, 2019

This book explores the ways in which minority groups across the world are reshaping the international minority rights protection system. It documents the actions of four major groups that are using transnational social mobilisation to achieve recognition of their identities and their rights. The ...

The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda

The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda

1st Edition

By Stephanie E.L. Bengtsson, Bilal Barakat, Raya Muttarak
October 17, 2019

The Role of Education in Enabling the Sustainable Development Agenda explores the relationship between education and other key sectors of development in the context of the new global Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) agenda. While it is widely understood that there is a positive relationship ...

The Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America Inside the Implementation Gap

The Prior Consultation of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America: Inside the Implementation Gap

1st Edition

Edited By Claire Wright, Alexandra Tomaselli
August 22, 2019

This book delves into the reasons behind and the consequences of the implementation gap regarding the right to prior consultation and the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America. In recent years, the economic and political projects of Latin American States ...

Cultural Resistance and Security from Below Power and Escape through Capoeira

Cultural Resistance and Security from Below: Power and Escape through Capoeira

1st Edition

By Zoë Marriage
June 25, 2019

This book uses the Afro-Brazilian art of capoeira to examine how security has been pursued from below and what significance this has for security analysis and policy. Illegal at the beginning of the twentieth century, capoeira is now a cultural institution and export that is protected by the ...

Quality in Higher Education as a Tool for Human Development Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe

Quality in Higher Education as a Tool for Human Development: Enhancing Teaching and Learning in Zimbabwe

1st Edition

By Patience Mukwambo
April 17, 2019

Whilst many studies have explored how quality in higher education is conceptualised in the Global North, less attention has been paid to quality in higher education in Africa and the Global South. This book uses the human development and capabilities approach to demonstrate how quality in teaching ...

Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women International Perspectives

Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives

1st Edition

Edited By Mahnaz Akhami, Yakın Ertürk, Ann Elizabeth Mayer
September 18, 2018

Around the world, discriminatory legislation prevents women from accessing their human rights. It can affect almost every aspect of a woman's life, including the right to choose a partner, inherit property, hold a job, and obtain child custody. Often referred to as family law, these laws have ...

Poverty Alleviation and Poverty of Aid Pakistan

Poverty Alleviation and Poverty of Aid: Pakistan

1st Edition

By Fayyaz Baqir
August 20, 2018

Aid effectiveness has emerged as an intensely debated issue amongst policy makers, donors, development practitioners, civil society and academics during the past decade. This debate revolves around one important question: does official development assistance complement, duplicate or disregard the ...

Governance, Development, and Social Work

Governance, Development, and Social Work

1st Edition

Edited By Chathapuram S. Ramanathan, Subhabrata Dutta
August 09, 2018

This book explores how many issues related to development and governance –including migration, disaster management, environmental justice, peace and security, sustainability, public-private partnerships, and terrorism – impact the practice of social work. It takes a global, comparative ...

Inclusive Innovation for Development Meeting the Demands of Justice through Public Action

Inclusive Innovation for Development: Meeting the Demands of Justice through Public Action

1st Edition

By Theo Papaioannou
June 13, 2018

Innovation has the potential to address a number of development challenges such as combating poverty and delivering health services, but all too often technological progress has failed to consider the needs of the poor, and has actually served to increase inequalities, rather than sharing out the ...

The Gates Foundation's Rise to Power Private Authority in Global Politics

The Gates Foundation's Rise to Power: Private Authority in Global Politics

1st Edition

By Adam Moe Fejerskov
May 08, 2018

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has established itself as one of the most powerful private forces in global politics, shaping the trajectories of international policy-making. Driven by fierce confidence and immense expectations about its ability to change the world through its normative and ...

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