The legal basis for affirmative action in India
The affirmative action policy in India came into practice because of the generations of struggle undergone by the untouchable castes and other backward classes, who were historically excluded from education and administration. As society changed, it...
Climate justice for persons with disability
Building on Rawls’ theory of justice and Sen’s theory of capabilities, I present an outline of social justice under climate shocks, illustrating it with the experiences of persons with disability. Social justice holds when inequality is responded to...
COVID-19 intensifies global need to support informal workers in their struggle: Three guiding principles for a better deal
The world is facing an existential crisis that poses challenging questions: whether to put people and nature before owners of capital and technology...
WIDER Annual Lecture 9 - The World is not Flat: Inequality and Injustice in our Global Economy
26 October 2005
Marina Congress Center, Katajanokanlaituri 6, Helsinki, Finland
Real business cycle theory
Invited Guest Lecturer, Yongfu Huang, Research Fellow at UNU-WIDER on 'Real Business Cycle Theory'. The lecture is on real business cycle model covering the effects of global shocks on economic fluctuations and business cycle in the context of...
11 October 2012
University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä, Finland
Presentation - AL9
The title of the lecture is ‘The World is not Flat: Inequality and Injustice in our Global Economy’. The reference to ‘flatness’ alludes to the more level playing field due to globalization that has enabled China, India, and others to start catching...
Building state capability through Problem-Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA)
As a sub-component of the Research and Communication on Foreign Aid (ReCom) programme, the PDIA project feeds into the themes: governance and fragility & social sectors. An integral part of development is the expansion of capability of the state to...
WIDER Book 'Making Peace Work' Launched in Berlin
Making Peace Work book presentation and seminar. Hosted by DIW Berlin and the United Nations Association of Germany.
Affirmative action around the world: insights from a new dataset
Affirmative action, or positive discrimination favouring the members of marginalized populations, is a key policy approach for addressing group-based inequalities along ethnic, religious, and racial lines (e.g. horizontal inequalities). It is adopted...