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Tag Archives: development
Apr 9 2013
The EU should do more to engage with migrant diasporas to encourage development within and outside of Europe
There is growing recognition that migrants to Europe can act as agents of development for their countries of origin, and that this is something that should be encouraged through engagement with diaspora and migrant organisations. Using nine examples of good … Continue reading
Posted by: April 9, 2013
Mar 17 2013
One Laptop Per Child started out with a very ambitious mission: to provide more information and better education to the world’s poor via an inexpensive laptop. This book tells not only the story of this pioneering project, but also puts … Continue reading
Posted by: March 17, 2013
Feb 3 2013
Combining studies of demography, climate change, technology, political development, and global governance frameworks, this book highlights the major underlying determinants of change in the African context and key uncertainties about the continent’s future development prospects. Sasha Jesperson believes this collection will be … Continue reading
Posted by: February 3, 2013
Dec 21 2012
If Europe is to preserve influence in the Middle East and North Africa, it must move on from technocratic policies towards more flexible cooperation.
The combination of the eurozone crisis and the Arab Spring mean that Europe can no longer count on a technocratic multilateral strategy to maintain influence in the Mediterranean, argues Kristina Kausch. Europe must now move towards more nuanced and flexible … Continue reading
Posted by: December 21, 2012
Nov 20 2012
EU funding for NGOs in Turkey is part of a long-term strategy aimed at strengthening democracy in the country, with funded organisations seen as a ‘bulwark’ against the excesses of state power. Markus Ketola argues, however, that Turkish NGOs do … Continue reading
Posted by: November 20, 2012
Oct 10 2012
Despite souring relations, the EU should avoid the temptation to further disengage with Belarus and enhance its policy of critical engagement.
Considered by many to be Europe’s ‘last dictatorship’ under President Alexander Lukashenka, Belarus’s relations with the EU have been in decline for several years, despite initiatives such as the Eastern Partnership. Giselle Bosse warns that instead of disengaging, the EU … Continue reading
Posted by: October 10, 2012