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14 UNU-WIDER articles, publications, projects, experts...
Journal ArticleTransitional Justice, Gender Programming, and the UNSCR 1325: African Context and the Case of Kenya
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid for Gender Equality and DevelopmentDemocracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Justice, Administration of
Journal ArticleImpact Assessment of the Facilitadores Judiciales Programme in Nicaragua
Part of Journal Special Issue Development Assistance for PeacebuildingConflict management Justice, Administration of
BlogGetting into a State?
30 October 2013 Roger Williamson The UNU-WIDER meeting held last week in New York on the topic of fragility and aid argued forcefully that you cannot ‘fix’ failed states as you would a broken window...Agriculture Budget Conflict management
Working PaperLiberia’s Gender-Sensitive Police Reform: Starting from Scratch? Improving Representation and Responsiveness
After its 14-year civil war, Liberia worked with multiple donors and partners to restore security...Bureaucracy Crime Economic assistance and foreign aid
Working PaperImpact Assessment of the Facilitadores Judiciales Programme in Nicaragua
Facilitadores Judiciales is a programme run by the Organization of the American States and the Nicaraguan judiciary. The main objective of the programme is to improve access to justice for the disadvantaged people in Nicaragua...Justice, Administration of Rural development
BlogDemocracy, Transparency, and Parliamentary Broadcasting
22 August 2013 Patrick Gregory ‘Justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done’...Democracy Government accountability Justice, Administration of
Research BriefGender and Transitional Justice
Transitional justice processes often fail to adequately deal with gender issues. Attempting to deal with gender-based violence during periods of transitional justice is often seen as destabilizing and a threat to future stability...Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Justice, Administration of
BlogFrom The Editor's Desk (December 2012)
Tony Addison This year has rushed by at speed. For UNU-WIDER it’s been a year of big successes. We will have published some 110 working papers by the end of December, up from 96 in 2011 (go here for the latest list)...Accessibility Economic development Climate change
BlogFrom the Editor's Desk (February 2012)
Tony Addison It’s now February, and Helsinki remains deep in snow. We had an extended blizzard last weekend, with temperatures hovering around minus five...Human capital Nationalism Democracy
Working PaperTransitional Justice and Aid
This paper examines the current security–governance–development nexus, something that is often also discussed under the concept of ‘transitional justice’ (TJ)...Democracy Economic assistance and foreign aid Justice, Administration of
Book ChapterEthics, Rhetoric and Politics of Post-Conflict Reconstruction: How Can the Concept of Social Contract Help Us in Understanding How to Make Peace Work?
From the book: Making Peace WorkConflict management Justice, Administration of Economic power
Working PaperEthics, Rhetoric and Politics of Post-conflict Reconstruction: How Can the Concept of Social Contract Help Us in Understanding How to Make Peace Work?
Since existing injustices and the quest for justice are seen to be the main causes for violent clashes, it is often claimed that the restoration of justice must be the most important goal of post-conflict reconstruction...Conflict management Justice, Administration of Economic power
Working PaperCrime, Isolation, and Law Enforcement
This paper investigates the relationship between criminal activity and geographical isolation...Conflict management Justice, Administration of Regional economics