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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 3 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you have missed it, you can read part […]

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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 2 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 2 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month. You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

In case you have missed it, you can read part […]

June 15th, 2017|Publications|0 Comments|
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    Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

Sneak peak of Professor Faguet’s Popular Democracy, part 1 of 5

To celebrate the Spanish-language launch of Professor Jean-Paul Faguet’s book Popular Democracy: Governance from Below in Bolivia, we will be publishing the first chapter of the book as part of a five part series over the coming month.

You can read our post about the book launches in Bolivia here.

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Where is the Water Crisis?

Usmaan Farooqui examines the everyday political and power-laden relationships that characterize Karachi’s water situation.

Preparing for a research trip to Pakistan, I spent hours reading about one of the most water stressed cities in the world. Karachi, I was shocked to discover, missed its daily water demand by a margin of over fifty percent. Within a few days of arriving I […]

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    How Change Happens: a conversation with 25 top campaigners from around the world – Duncan Green

How Change Happens: a conversation with 25 top campaigners from around the world – Duncan Green

Spent an exhilarating morning last week with Oxfam’s ‘Campaigns and Advocacy Leadership Programme’. Must have been at least 20 nationalities in the room, with huge experience and wisdom. The topic was How Change Happens (what else).

To give you a flavour, here are some of the topics that came up, with my takes on them:

Is power a zero sum game, i.e. […]

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    Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Can the Chinese Communist Party Survive? The Limits of Adaptation limits

Professor of International Development Jude Howell talks about her recent research into governance in China in this post written for the LSE International Development blog, based on her article on the same subject published in Journal of Social Policy in January.
In 2016 the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) will have been in power for almost 70 years. While the former Soviet […]

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    Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 2 – The Economic Transformation

Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 2 – The Economic Transformation

In the second of our three-part series, academics from the Department of International Development consider the consequences for China’s economic growth and productivity following the formal repeal of the one-child policy. Maintaining rapid growth requires people – Shamel Azmeh The change in China’s “one child policy” is highly interesting from the perspective of China’s economic transformation and its position in […]

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    Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 1 – How Revolutionary?

Response to the Repeal of China’s One-Child Policy: Part 1 – How Revolutionary?

Last week, it was announced that China’s one-child policy, first introduced in the late 1970s, was to be formally adjusted. In the first of a series of posts, academics from the Department of International Development examine the various reasons behind the decision and establish whether it really is a revolutionary move. For Growth, Not Rights – Jude Howell At last […]

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    Fiscal compact treaty adds to chaos in Europe – Robert Wade

Fiscal compact treaty adds to chaos in Europe – Robert Wade

Robert Wade’s recent letter to the Financial Times highlights an overlooked ‘shock’ that is negatively affecting growth prospects in Europe. September 29 Sir, Wolfgang Münchau discusses five shocks hitting Europe simultaneously: refugees, eurozone periphery debt, the global economic downturn, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and Volkswagen’s crimes and misdemeanours (“Five concurrent crises push Europe into the realm of chaos”, Comment, September […]

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    From Poverty to Power: 5 trends that explain why civil society space is under assault around the world

From Poverty to Power: 5 trends that explain why civil society space is under assault around the world

Originally posted on From Poverty to Poverty, by Duncan Green. In the 1980s and 90s, civil society, and civil society organizations (CSOs) came to be seen as key players in development; aid donors and INGOs like Oxfam increasingly sought them out as partners. So the current global crackdown on ‘civil society space’ is particularly worrying – a major pillar of […]