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  • Accountability Amidst Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Learning from Recent Cases 

    Joshi, Anuradha (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-27)
    Estimates suggest that by 2030, about half of the world’s poor will live in contexts of fragility, conflict and violence, all of which exacerbate the difficulties faced by poor and marginalised people, particularly in ...
  • Notes on Contributors: Accountability Amidst Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Learning from Recent Cases 

    Joshi, Anuradha (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-27)
    This is the notes on contributors for IDS Bulletin 50.3, 'Accountability Amidst Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Learning from Recent Cases'.
  • Introduction: Accountability Amidst Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Learning from Recent Cases 

    Joshi, Anuradha (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-27)
    Conflict, violence, and fragility exacerbate the difficulties faced by poor and marginalised people, particularly in influencing the policy decisions that affect their lives. Comparing five cases in conflict-affected ...
  • Myanmar’s Top-Down Transition: Challenges for Civil Society 

    Brenner, David; Schulman, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-27)
    This article historicises the nature of political transition in Myanmar to better appreciate the challenges faced by civil society. After Myanmar’s political reforms in 2011, Western donors rushed into the country in support ...
  • Youth-Led Anti-Corruption Movement in Post-Conflict Guatemala: ‘Weaving the Future’? 

    Flores, Walter (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-27)
    This article examines youth-led anti-corruption protests in Guatemala in 2015, which contributed to the resignation of the president and vice-president. It outlines three key factors that were part of the initial success ...
  • Empowerment without Accountability? The Lawyers’ Movement in Pakistan and its Aftershocks 

    Khan, Maryam (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-27)
    This case study on the Pakistan Lawyers’ Movement and its aftermath aims to add to our knowledge of judicial empowerment processes, particularly the role of lawyers in mobilising for an independent judiciary, and the ...
  • Localising National Accountability Claims in Fragile Settings: The Right to Food Campaign in India 

    Joshi, Anuradha; Chowdhury, Aheli (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-27)
    How does a national movement go local in places with multiple armed actors, simultaneously retaining credibility at the grass roots, while making claims and negotiating with the state? This article explores how a rights-based ...
  • Civilian Action in Conflict Settings: The Case of Colombia 

    Justino, Patricia (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-27)
    This article analyses how social and political action among civilians during violent conflict may affect efforts to sustain peace and strengthen peace-building processes in the post-conflict period. The main argument ...
  • Glossary: Accountability Amidst Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Learning from Recent Cases 

    Joshi, Anuradha (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-09-27)
    This is the glossary of IDS Bulletin 50.3, 'Accountability Amidst Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Learning from Recent Cases'.
  • The Political Economy of Food 

    Harris, Jody; Molly, Anderson; Clément, Chantal; Nisbett, Nicholas (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    This issue of the IDS Bulletin examines different perspectives on power in food systems, and the web of actors, relationships, activities, and institutions that play a major role in shaping them. By including articles ...
  • Notes on Contributors: The Political Economy of Food 

    Harris, Jody (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    This is the Notes on Contributors for IDS Bulletin 50.2, 'The Political Economy of Food'.
  • Introduction: Valuing Different Perspectives on Power in the Food System 

    Anderson, Molly; Nisbett, Nicholas; Clément, Chantal; Harris, Jody (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    In this introductory article, we highlight debates that emerged in the IDS–IPES-Food workshop on the political economy of food as a way of introducing the articles that follow. In exploring how different groups view power ...
  • The Political Economy Approach to Food Systems Reform 

    De Schutter, Olivier (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    The political economy approach to food systems steers away both from approaches that focus on biogeochemical flows and the embeddedness of food systems in the biosphere, and from classical economists’ approaches that address ...
  • Reflections on IPES-Food: Can Power Analysis Change the World? 

    McNeill, Desmond (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    The major way in which IPES-Food seeks to achieve change is by preparing and widely disseminating reports on different aspects of the global food system, which are rigorous in both empirical and analytical terms. These ...
  • Envisioning New Horizons for the Political Economy of Sustainable Food Systems 

    Duncan, Jessica; Levkoe, Charles Z.; Moragues-Faus, Ana (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    This article considers how political economy can expand to contribute to the contemporary study of sustainable food systems, raising new questions for researchers, practitioners, and social movement actors engaged in ...
  • Evidence-Based Policymaking in the Food–Health Nexus 

    Rocha, Cecilia; Harris, Jody (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    This article examines the role of evidence in influencing food and nutrition-related public health policy, and starts to chart a way through the political economy of knowledge and evidence within this nexus. We propose an ...
  • Purchasing and Protesting: Power from Below in the Global Food Crisis 

    Hossain, Naomi; Scott-Villiers, Patta (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    The IPES-Food framework calls for closer attention to power relations across the levels of the global food system, and to feedbacks and cycles throughout the system. This article responds to this call with an account of ...
  • Agroecology and Food Sovereignty 

    Gliessman, Steve; Friedmann, Harriet; H. Howard, Philip (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    We propose that agroecology provides a framework for understanding ‘levels’ for the transition to sustainable food systems. If we agree that agroecology includes social and political dimensions of governing territorial ...
  • Building a Sustainable Food City: A Collective Approach 

    O’Brien, Emily; Nisbett, Nicholas (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    Brighton – a city on the south coast of the UK with a vibrant food scene but also home to some entrenched inequalities – presents an excellent local case from which to explore some of the wider issues considered in this ...
  • Power in the Zambian Nutrition Policy Process 

    Harris, Jody (Institute of Development Studies, 2019-07-30)
    This article presents an example of a power analysis in the nutrition policy process in Zambia, using the ‘power cube’ framework. Here, nutrition policy priorities were found to have been shaped by a global epistemic ...

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