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1325 + 17 = ?: Filling in the Blanks of the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda  

Kimberly Theidon

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Feb 2018
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Dec 2017
This chapter focuses on the absence of certain marginal groups from the United Nations’ Women, Peace, and Security Agenda and suggests correctives to those exclusions. The chapter ... More

Accountability and the Survival of Governments  

José María Maravall

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Jul 2009
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Sep 2009
This article considers accountability and the survival of governments. A government is considered to be accountable when its citizens can hold it responsible for its actions and punish or ... More

Advancing Justice and Making Amends Through Reparations: Legal and Operational Considerations  

Kristin Kalla

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Feb 2018
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Dec 2017
This chapter describes the development of reparations in international humanitarian and international criminal law. It then highlights the tension between judicial reparations and the ... More

Agenda Setting  

Giandomenico Majone

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses agenda setting, and is organized into four main sections. The first section looks at the possibility that some individual or institution may hold exclusive power ... More

Arguing, Bargaining, and Getting Agreement  

Lawrence Susskind

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article discusses three options that the article dubs as arguing, bargaining, and getting agreement. It emphasizes what seem to be usefully prescriptive norms of behaviour for the ... More

Assisting Civil Society and Promoting Democracy  

Omar G. Encarnación

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article discusses issues concerning the promotion of democracy and the assisting of civil society. It explains the process of building the infrastructure of civil society assistance ... More

Canadian Environmental Politics and Policy  

Michael Howlett and Sima Joshi‐Koop

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Apr 2010
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Sep 2010
This article examines government engagement in environmental issues in Canada since the 1950s. It focuses on the changes that have happened during this period at the federal level. In ... More

Carbon Trading: A Critique  

Clive L. Spash

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Aug 2011
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Jan 2012
This article explains the complexities involved in pollution control and aspects of vested interests in Carbon emissions trading schemes (ETS). As this article explains, there are two ... More

Challenges and Reforms of Local and Regional Governments in Sweden  

Lars Niklasson

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Dec 2015
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Jun 2016
Three major themes or waves of regional reform are distinguished—consolidation, decentralization, and collaboration combined with regionalization. Efficiency has been the main driver, ... More

Choosing Governance Systems: A Plea for Comparative Research  

Oran R. Young

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Jun 2008
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Sep 2009
This article looks at the public choices that feature in the creation of governance systems or institutional arrangements. It emphasizes the added value that can be derived from ... More

Civic Knowledge  

Peter Levine

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article discusses the relation between civil society and civic knowledge. It explains that civil society and knowledge are connected in three major ways in that civil society both ... More

Civil Society and the Public Sphere  

Craig Calhoun

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article examines the importance of the public sphere theory to civil society. It explains that theories of the public sphere developed alongside both the modern state with its ... More

Civil Society in China  

Jude Howell

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article reviews the development of civil society in China since the start of economic reforms in the late 1970s. It examines the key constraints and opportunities shaping the past and ... More

Civil Society in India  

Neera Chandhoke

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article explores the specific features of civil society in India and their implications for the concept of civil society in general. It traces the discovery of civil society and ... More

Civil Society in Latin America  

Evelina Dagnino

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article focuses on civil society in Latin America. It examines the various understandings of civil society in Latin America and explores the factors underlying their diversity. It ... More

Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe  

Marc Morjé Howard

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article examines the history of civil society in post-communist regions in Europe. A closer look at the regions shows that shortly after the revolutionary moment had passed, people ... More

Civil Society in Sub-Saharan Africa  

Ebenezer Obadare

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article provides a critical survey of the contemporary history of civil society in sub-Saharan Africa. It discusses criticisms on the alleged weaknesses of contemporary civil society ... More

Civil Society in the Digital Age  

Roberta G. Lentz

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article examines the place of civil society in the digital age and the role of technology in civil society. It explains that research and commentary about the role of information and ... More

Civil Society in the Middle East  

Eberhard Kienle

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Aug 2011
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May 2012
This article explores the history of civil society in the Middle East. It suggests that the fate of civil society in the region has been closely tied to the political regimes in place and ... More

Climate Change and Agriculture: Countering Doomsday Scenarios  

Derrill D. Watson II

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Jan 2015
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May 2014
Complementarities between improving agricultural production, adapting to climate change, and reducing poverty are likely to increase with climate change. Thus, the worse you believe the ... More

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