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Chapter 3 Global migration governance, civil society and the paradoxes of sustainability (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Rethinking Globalizations ISBN: 9780367147266 Year: Pages: 18 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: History --- Migration
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Against the presentation of an asymmetric global governance, this article&#xD;analyzes the formation of global migration governance with its focus on the&#xD;politics of migration and development. It traces the marginalization of a&#xD;rights-based approach to migration and the streamlining of migration&#xD;governance into business-friendly migration management and a geopolitical&#xD;securitization agenda. It also reviews the trajectory towards factoring&#xD;migration into a global development policy discourse as formulated in the&#xD;UN 2030 Development Agenda. Specifically, it indicates that the inclusion of&#xD;migration into the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) may promote&#xD;migrant workers’ rights because several of these invoke universal human&#xD;rights instruments, social protection and the observance of the ILO decent&#xD;work agenda. However, this will only be possible if civil society critically&#xD;engages powerful state and non-state actors in the process of monitoring the&#xD;SDGs’ implementation, and resists their streamlining into investment and free&#xD;trade neoliberal development regimes.

Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability

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ISBN: 9781783474554 9781783474561 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.4337/9781783474561 Language: English
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Subject: Social Sciences --- Environmental Sciences --- Environmental Technology --- Economics
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The dynamism of science has been catalytic for human prosperity in recent history. Conventional perspectives of the ivory tower model of modern science are, however, rivalled by the failure of humanity to tackle global crises of an economic, environmental and social nature. Operational solutions to these pressures have grown and exposed pitfalls of modern science to date. Sustainability Science for Strong Sustainability investigates core concepts, tools and institutional strategies of transdisciplinary sustainability science. Prominent research programs within heterodox economics, the environmental sciences and transition theory are explored through diverse case studies, revealing challenges and advancements for transdisciplinary research. In this book, the reform of modern science is facilitated by the consideration of action points to overcome the institutional barriers of putting sustainability science into practice. Researchers, students and policy practitioners will benefit from up to date knowledge on the practice of transdisciplinary research for sustainability.

The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT)

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Book Series: Routledge Global Institutions Series ISBN: 9780415631648 Year: Pages: 192 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Computer Science --- Business and Management
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This book traces the history and development of a mutual organization in the financial sector called SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial&#xD;Telecommunication. Over the last 40 years, SWIFT has served the financial services&#xD;sector as proprietary communications platform, provider of products and services,&#xD;standards developer, and conference organizer (Sibos). Founded to create efficiencies&#xD;by replacing telegram and telex (or “wires”) for international payments, SWIFT now&#xD;forms a core part of the financial services infrastructure. It is widely regarded as the&#xD;most secure trusted third-party network in the world serving 212 countries and over&#xD;10,000 banking organizations, securities institutions, and corporate customers.&#xD;Through every phase of its development, SWIFT has maintained the status of industry&#xD;cooperative, thus presenting an opportunity to study broader themes of globalization&#xD;and governance in the financial services sector.&#xD;In this book the authors focus on how the design and current state of SWIFT were&#xD;influenced by its historical origins, presenting a comprehensive account in a succinct&#xD;form which provides an informative guide to the history, structure, activities, and&#xD;future challenges of this key international organization.&#xD;This work will be of great interest to students and scholars in a wide range of&#xD;fields including IPE, comparative political economy, international economics, business&#xD;studies, and business history.

Water Governance, Stakeholder Engagement, and Sustainable Water Resources Management

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ISBN: 9783038424475 9783038424468 Year: Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Environmental Technology
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This Special Issue of Water will focus on the relationship of water governance practices and stakeholder engagement approaches to the development, evaluation, and adoption of solutions to water management challenges. It is well recognized that the human dimensions of considering alternative water management scenarios and policy options are as least as important as their engineering, hydrological, and financial aspects. Identifying good governance practices and successful stakeholder engagement approaches can assist decision makers and water managers as they grapple with meeting the multiple environmental, economic, and societal objectives associated with sustainable water management. Papers are solicited that connect governance and/or stakeholder engagement approaches to the identification, characterization, and/or adoption of sustainable water management strategies, including conservation focused, flood risk reduction and technological solutions. The Guest Editors will consider papers addressing water governance and stakeholder engagement at all geographic scales, including transboundary. Papers addressing surface water, groundwater, and/or integrated water resources management are of interest, as are papers that examine indicators for governance and stakeholder engagement practices.

Collapse of the Opposition Inter-Party Coalition in Uganda

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ISBN: 9782940503292 9782940503308 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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“It’s not so much what you agree upon, what you write on paper, but something intangible that in the end determines the success of political cooperation,” stated the leader of the Uganda People’s Congress Dr. Olara Otunnu. Hoping to put an end to the dominant-party system of Uganda – where President Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Movement had ruled since 1986 – in 2008, four parties of the opposition gathered under the banner of the Inter-Party Cooperation (IPC). Their intention ...

Nichtwissen lenken

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Book Series: Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung ISBN: 9783845279695 Year: Volume: 18 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5771/9783845279695 Language: de
Publisher: Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG
Subject: Sociology
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This book develops a fresh and challenging perspective on ignorance. Drawing on a wide and diverse range of expert interviews and policy documents from nanotechnology discourses in Britain, Germany, the US and the EU, it argues that contemporary knowledge societies lack robust instruments with which they can regulate technosciences. Due to the high amount of ignorance inherent in technosciences and emerging technologies, a broad range of societal actors are involved in assessing and regulating them. This leads to a situation where expertise is being delegated to society as a whole, the boundaries between reliable and speculative knowledge are merging and responsibilities specific to certain institutions are dissolving.

Civil Society and Social Movements in Food System Governance

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Book Series: Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment ISBN: 9781138588073 9780429503597 Year: Pages: 216 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book offers insights into the governance of contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation by social movements.&#xD;As global food systems face multiple threats and challenges there is an opportunity for social movements and civil society to play a more active role in building social justice and ecological sustainability. Drawing on case studies from Canada, the United States, Europe, and New Zealand, this edited collection showcases promising ways forward for civil society actors to engage in governance. The authors address topics including: the variety of forms that governance engagement takes from multi-stakeholderism to co-governance to polycentrism/self-governance; the values and power dynamics that underpin these different types of governance processes; effective approaches for achieving desired values and goals; and, the broader relationships and networks that may be activated to support change. By examining and comparing a variety of governance innovations, at a range of scales, the book offers insights for those considering contemporary food systems and their ongoing transformation.&#xD;It is suitable for food studies students and researchers within geography, environmental studies, anthropology, policy studies, planning, health sciences and sociology, and will also be of interest to policy makers and civil society organizations with a focus on food systems.

Arctic Geopolitics, Media and Power

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Book Series: Routledge Geopolitics Series ISBN: 9780367189822 9780429199646 Year: Pages: 130 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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Arctic Geopolitics, Media and Power provides a fresh way of looking at the potential and limitations of regional international governance in the Arctic region.&#xD;&#xD;Far-reaching impacts of climate change, its wealth of resources and potential for new commercial activities have placed the Arctic region into the political limelight. In an era of rapid environmental change, the Arctic provides a complex and challenging case of geopolitical interplay. Based on analyses of how actors from within and outside the Arctic region assert their interests and how such discourses travel in the media, this book scrutinizes the social and material contexts within which new imaginaries, spatial constructs and scalar preferences emerge. It places ground-breaking attention to shifting media landscapes as a critical component of the social, environmental and technological change. It also reflects on the fundamental dilemmas inherent in democratic decision making at a time when an urgent need for addressing climate change is challenged by conflicting interests and growing geopolitical tensions.&#xD;&#xD;This book will be of great interest to geography academics, media and communication studies and students focusing on policy, climate change and geopolitics, as well as policy-makers and NGOs working within the environmental sector or with the Arctic region.

Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa: Where do we Stand?

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ISBN: 9781780405421 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_578131 Language: English
Publisher: IWA Publishing
Subject: Environmental Technology
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"The Third African Sanitation and Hygiene Conference was held in Kigali, Rwanda in July 2011. It was hosted by the Government of the Republic of Rwanda, and the African Minister s Council on Water. The meeting attracted extraordinary interest: over 1000 people registered and nearly 900 people attended from a total of 67 countries, including representatives of 42 African countries. The content of AfricaSan 3 was aligned with the needs of countries as defined in country preparation meetings which took place in advance. AfricaSan 3 looked to address the country needs and to commitments and country action planning. Different groups (ministers, civil society, local government, utilities, and donors) committed to actions to support the goals of AfricaSan. The goal of the AfricaSan process is to support countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goal, (MDG) for sanitation and hygiene. &#xD;&#xD;Sanitation and Hygiene in Africa: Where do We Stand? takes stock of progress made by African countries through the AfricaSan process since 2008 and the progress needed to meet the MDG on sanitation by 2015 and beyond. This book addresses priorities which have been identified by African countries as the key elements which need to be addressed in order to accelerate progress. &#xD;&#xD;-- Reviews progress on implementing the eThekwini Declaration to meet the MDG for sanitation and progress generally in Africa. It analyses what is needed to accelerate the rate of access to sanitation in Africa. &#xD;-- Shares advances in the evidence base on sanitation and hygiene in Africa to be able to assist decision-makers to overcome key blockages in implementing large-scale sanitation and hygiene programs. &#xD;-- Raises the profile of sanitation and hygiene as a determinant of sustainable development in order to strengthen leadership and advocacy for sustained sanitation and behavior changes. &#xD;&#xD;This book is essential reading for government staff from Ministries responsible for sanitation, sector stakeholders working in NGOs, CSOs and agencies with a focus on sanitation and hygiene and water and sanitation specialists. It is also suitable for Masters courses in water and sanitation and for researchers and the donor community."

From Communism to Anti-Communism

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ISBN: 9782940503957 9782940503971 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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