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Using legal empowerment for labour rights in India

This paper brings labour back into the literature on legal empowerment against poverty. Employing a historical lens, I outline three waves of legal movements. Each wave is distinguished by its timing, the state-level target, and the actors involved...

Labour Judicial activism Legal empowerment
Book Chapter
Protesting for a Better Tomorrow?: Youth Mobilization in Africa

Democracy Political science Social movement
Blog
Economic Elites, Crises, and Austerity in 21st Century Capitalism

24 September 2014 Andrés Solimano The era of neoliberal capitalism starting by the late 1970s and early 1980s promotes free trade, capital mobility, fragmented migration, privatization, deregulation and marketization...

Capitalism Democracy Economic policy
Research Brief
The Politics of Urban Poverty Reduction

Foreign aid has been slow to react to the challenge of urbanization, but must do so if it is to be an effective force going forward...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Measurement (Poverty) Poverty
Book Chapter
Irregular Urbanization as a Catalyst for Radical Social Mobilization: The Case of the Housing Movements of São Paulo

From the book: Latin American Urban Development into the 21st Century

Equality and inequality Social movement Urban planning
Blog
Learning How to Promote Social Protection from Cambodia’s Garment Workers
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Alisa DiCaprio Innovations in social protection systems design have moved forward quickly on the supply-side over the past decade...

Employee rights Human rights Labor laws and legislation
Blog
From the Editor's Desk (December 2011)

Tony Addison With the end of the year fast approaching, we bring you the last Angle of 2011. Here in Helsinki, the shortest day of the year is nearly upon us when we will have six hours of daylight...

Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic aspects (Right of property)
Working Paper
Lessons of Experience in International Democracy Support: Implications for Supporting Democratic Change in North Africa

The so-called ‘Arab spring’ in North Africa and the Middle East in early 2011 took many political commentators by surprise...

Democracy Democratization Security, International
Research Brief
Lessons of Experience in International Democracy Support

The view that democracy can be good for development has held sway in influential international development policy circles for over two decades now...

Democracy Democratization Security, International
Blog
Resilient People, Fragile Governance: Bangladesh Achieving Middle-Income Status (Part 2)
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Lucy Scott Part 1 of this article, which appeared in last month’s issue, discussed the ‘Bangladesh Paradox’ that Bangladesh has made economic and social strides forwards despite having weak governance...

Climatic changes Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Blog
From the Editor's desk (November 2011)

Tony Addison As we come to the end of November, the snow has yet to arrive in Helsinki...

Economic aspects (Finance) Climatic changes Economic aspects (Raw materials)
Working Paper
Improving Donor Support for Urban Poverty Reduction: A focus on South Asia

The growing urbanization of poverty poses a significant challenge to governments and donors alike, particularly in Asia, which houses 60 per cent of the world’s slum dwellers...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Poverty Measurement (Poverty)
Working Paper
The Demand Side of Social Protection: Lessons from Cambodia’s Labour Rights Experience

In fragile states, social protection programmes are often a kaleidoscope of projects financed and implemented by a variety of donors, government agencies and NGOs...

Labor unions Social movement Social security
Research Brief
Learning How to Promote Social Protection from Cambodia’s Garment Workers

Innovations in social protection systems design have moved forward quickly on the supply-side over the past decade. But the same degree of creativity has not been applied to the equally critical demand-side constraints to social protection...

Labor unions Social movement Social security
Working Paper
Irregular Urbanization as a Catalyst for Radical Social Mobilization: The Case of the Housing Movements of São Paulo

This study focuses on the city of São Paulo, Brazil and examines the ways in which irregular and illegal growth have influenced the collective action of social movements of the urban poor...

Equality and inequality Social movement Urban planning
Book Chapter
The Westernization Movement

From the book: China and the Global Economy since 1840

International relations International trade Social movement
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