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This paper argues that Westphalian sovereignty was crucial in placing Africa on the periphery of the world order and focuses on Africa's resistance to that marginalisation.
Dr Kwame Nimako teaches international relations at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, University of Amsterdam....
This report contributes to the debate about approaches to gender within Australian non-government aid and development organisations. It highlights strong progress towards integration of gender in programming, and identifies gaps in related to performance and accountability mechanisms.
The current framework for improving aid effectiveness, the 'Paris' agenda of harmonisation and alignment, has been found lacking. Alternatives are needed. This paper highlights some examples of recent innovations in the management and delivery of development aid. Drawing upon Barder (2009) and Howes (2011), the...
This paper explores the distinctions between faith-based and secular aid and development organisations and the unique challenges and opportunities associated with the faith-based community.
Governments are struggling to meet the rising demand for secondary education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, where there are enough school places for just 36% of children of age to enrol. Girls face the greatest barriers as the gender gap widens across the region, according to...
Steps taken in the next few days and weeks will decisively shape the post-Qaddafi order.
As Libyans prepare for the Qaddafi regime’s imminent demise, the country faces a pivotal moment of historic proportions. Steps taken in the next few days and weeks will decisively...
On 16 November 2010, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Kevin Rudd MP, announced the Australian Government had commissioned an independent review of the Australian aid program.
The Independent Review of Aid Effectiveness Panel consisted of: Sandy Hollway AO (Chair), Professor Stephen Howes,...
Since the early decades of the 20th century, an element of international relations has been the notion that democratic ideals are universal and that their spread across the globe can be encouraged by governments. One of the more recent expressions of the idea has been...
A detailed narrative of the diplomatic exchanges that occurred during the Libyan war.
Some crises flare up and are forgotten fairly quickly. Others offer lasting insights into the global balance of power and the state of international diplomacy. The Libyan crisis falls into the...
This report explores the many ways that resource exploitation in African countries lead to human rights violations, government corruption and major environmental degardation.
In numerous countries, the exploitation of mineral and fossil natural resources is resulting in violations of human rights, rising poverty and...