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Ideas to Come Out of the Crisis
by Roberto Savio I believe that we need a new paradigm to face problems organically. These global problems are experienced in different ways in different regions of the world...
Democracy vs Development: A puzzling paradigm?
by Kwame Owino In response to Dick McCall and Arthur Muliro on Governance Participation and New Social Contracts. It is not possible to find a serious scholar or commentator who...
Kenya's Constitutional Transition: Opportunities and challenges
On the occasion of the visit of the Swedish cabinet minister for International Development Cooperation, Ms Gunilla Carlsson, SID Regional Office for Eastern Africa, together with...
Is the Tide Turning for the Middle East? Interview with Ariel Dloomy
Dramatic changes are taking place in the Middle East. Governments that were stable for decades are being challenged by civil society groups bringing a new spirit to the region....
Governance, Participation, and New Social Contracts: Lessons learned from diverse pathways
by Dick McCall and Arthur Muliro Democracy advocates and development specialists have long debated which comes first, democracy or development. For instance Roland Paris's At War...
Gary Dymski Speaks at SID Netherlands Chapter 2010-2011 Lecture Series
Synergy of State and Society in a Globalized World On Monday 21 March 2011, Gary Dymski, Professor of Economics at the University of California (Riverside), delivered the sixth...
The Common Good in a Divided World
by Jos van Gennip This article is a transcript of the speech delivered by Jos van Gennip on the occasion of his farewell address as President of the SID Netherlands Chapter during...
Selmyah! Selmyah! A semantic revolution
by Lamis Shejni So many words have been used (not as much as those that will be once all events have unfolded) to describe, define, deconstruct and reinvent the Egyptian 25th...
Away from Tahrir Square
by Aya El-Hilaly Tahrir Square has been the focus of world's media since a group of young Egyptians called for a peaceful demonstration on January 25. Many of us thought it would...
A Revolution It Is!
by Ziad Abdel Tawab Yesterday, on 10 February I was standing in the middle of Tahrir square surrounded by millions of Egyptians, watching as my friends began to weep in response...