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Social Mobility in Developing Countries. Concepts, Methods, and Determinants (Open Access Book)

18 Jan 2022
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2021/12 – United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); research paper; Author(s): Vegard Iversen, Anirudh Krishna, Kunal Sen (eds)

Social mobility — defined as the ability to move from a lower to a higher level of education or occupational status, or from a lower to a higher social class or income group — is the hope of economic development and the mantra of a good society. This open access book by UNU-WIDER brings together leading scholars from different disciplines working on social mobility, presents an overview of the state-of-the art in the subject and covers all important dimensions of social mobility in developing countries

The Routledge Handbook of Smuggling (Open Access)

18 Jan 2022
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2021/12 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; book; Author(s): Max Gallien, Florian Weigand (eds)

This book offers a comprehensive survey of interdisciplinary research related to smuggling, reflecting on key themes, and charting current and future trends. Divided into six parts and spanning over 30 chapters, the volume covers themes such as mobility, borders, violent conflict, and state politics, as well as looks at the smuggling of specific goods – from rice and gasoline to wildlife, weapons, and cocaine.

China and International Development: Knowledge, Governance, and Practice

09 Dec 2021
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2021/11 – Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Brighton; IDS Bulletin; Author(s): Xiaoyun Li, Jing Gu and Chuanhong Zhang (eds.)

China’s global engagement with the developing world is changing rapidly in an era where ‘traditional’ aid discourses and the practices of new ‘emerging powers’ in development cooperation are evolving. As the largest South–South cooperation (SSC) provider and the second largest economy in the world, China’s development activities overseas have spurred intense debate over its role as a rising power in international development. This issue  brings together studies of the primary institutions and policies that are guiding China’s activities in development cooperation

Decolonisation: A Past That Keeps Questioning Us

11 Nov 2021
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2021/10 – Graduate Institute (IHEID); Global Challenges special issue; Author(s): Graduate Institute

"In the context of a lingering Eurocentrism, not least within academia, scholars and development professionals are increasingly calling for the decolonisation of their respective fields. However, as nationalist ideologues from Europe to Asia have shown, the challenges to effective decolonial action go well beyond intellectual intransigence: the prospects for a neo-imperialist subversion of the decolonial discourse itself remain alarmingly real", write Grégoire Mallard, Dominic Eggel, and Marc Galvin in the introduction to the special issue of the Graduate Institute's Global Challenges series.

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