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Fighting for Prosperity: Reflections on the Crisis and Politics of Poverty in Bolivia
(Iberoamericana. Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies vol. 36 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2006-01-01)
"Flooding our eyes with rubbish": urban waste management in Maputo, Mozambique
(Environment and UrbanizationEnvironment and Urbanization vol. 30 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-01)
Critical voices on urban management tend to portray conflicting governmentalities, with western 'top-down' municipal development models on the one hand, and the everyday practices and diffuse forms of power of the poor ...
Ways to Regain Afghan Trust
(Journal article, 2007-01-01)
If humanitarian agencies are to regain the trust of the Afghans it remains of crucial importance that they continue to demonstrate their distance from the military forces. The military forces need to understand and respect ...
Tax bargains in unlikely places: The politics of Zambian mining taxes
(The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 4 no. 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-04-01)
In developed nations, issues of taxation rank high on the agendas of political parties. In Africa’s new democracies taxation does not figure as a central campaign issue. Lack of attention to issues of taxation reflects the ...
'Goats eat where they are tied up': illicit and habitual corruption in Mozambique
(Review of African Political Economy vol. 45 no. 158, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-12-01)
The article shows that corruption is structural and omnipresent in Mozambican society, effectively legitimising corrupt practices at all levels. Using an anthropological approach, it argues that small-scale corruption has ...
The health status of adolescents in Ecuador and the country’s response to the need for differentiated healthcare for adolescents
(Reproductive Health vol. 14 no. 29, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
Background Adolescents face a range of health problems but many barriers block their access to health services, and in particular to sexual and reproductive health services. The objective of this study was to assess the ...
Enemies of the state: Curbing women activists advocating rape reform in Sudan
(Journal of International Women's Studies vol. 18 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
Sudanese women activists launched a legal campaign in 2009 calling attention to how the country’s Sharia based Criminal Act of 1991 produced impunity for sexual assault in the Darfur conflict. After years of mobilization, ...
Political determinants of sustainable development goals
(The Lancet vol. 390 no. 10112, Journal article, 2017-12-01)
We read with interest the article by the GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators 1 (Sept 16, p 1423), which presents a comprehensive analysis of the potential gaps and gains in the health-related Sustainable Development Goals ...
Labour-Intensive Jobs for Women and Development: Intra-household Welfare Effects and Its Transmission Channels
(Journal of Development Studies vol. 54 no. 7, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-04-01)
We examine the welfare impacts of poor women getting low-skilled jobs and find large positive income, consumption and poverty effects at household and individual levels. However, the women workers, their husbands and oldest ...
Deciding over nature: Corruption and environmental impact assessments
(Environmental Impact Assessment Review vol. 65, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-01)
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are an important analytic tool for identifying and potentially mitigating project risks and negative environmental and societal impacts. Their usefulness, however, depends on how ...