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Mobility of Labour versus Capital: A Global Governance Perspective (Global Trends. Analysis 01/2019)
Rosewarne, Stuart / Piper, Nicola

The mobility of people can engender positive effects for global economic development. Yet, migration has not been backed by an internationally-endorsed governance architecture as was the case with the liberalisation of international trade or finance. The challenge lies in advancing the development promise of international migration and reconciling it with the integrity of national sovereignty without compromising human rights.

In the latest issue of GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS Stuart Rosewarne and Nicola Piper characterise this challenge as the securitisation-liberalisation paradox wich also reveals itself in the UN’s Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration. The authors advocate a broader focus on migration, including a better understanding of its various forms, and a rights-based approach in migration governance.



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The Global Refugee Crisis: Towards a just response (Global Trends. Analysis 03/2018)
B.S. Chimni

With their effort to keep refugees and migrants out of their territories, Western nations abdicate their historical and political responsibility, according to the analysis of the renowned Indian migration researcher B.S. Chimni in the latest issue of GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. And what is more: by leaving it to the poor and poorest countries in the world to deal with the growing number of refugees, they allow new crises to emerge.

Chimni therefore calls for a just response from the international community to the global refugee crisis. Such a response could only consist of a multipronged and multidimensional strategy that has to be worked out in a genuine dialogue between all stakeholders taking into account all relevant economic and political factors.



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Relaunch of the Publication Series of INEF and sef:

The Development and Peace Foundation (sef:) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) are launching a new publications series: GLOBAL TRENDS. ANALYSIS. The new series aims to identify options for international policy action in an ever more complex world. Furthermore, it presents perspectives from different world regions. The series analyses current developments and challenges against the background of long-term political trends, and it illustrates facts with figures and tables. It thus follows on from GLOBAL TRENDS, published from 1991 to 2015.

Get more information on the relaunch of the series here.

GLOBALE TRENDS. ANALYSEN 01, by Dr Michèle Roth and Dr Cornelia Ulbert, looks at the current state of global governance and identifies options for the further evolution of global cooperation for peaceful, sustainable and equitable development.

GLOBALE TRENDS. ANALYSEN 02, by Dr Jakkie Cilliers, deals with the urgently needed UN Security Copuncil reform and the necessary political and intellectual leap to overcome the current reform impasse.



Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility

Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility
Ulbert, Cornelia/ Finkenbusch, Peter/ Sondermann, Elena/ Debiel, Tobias (Eds.)

“Moral Agency and the Politics of Responsibility” investigates how actors in our globally connected world negotiate, delegate and distribute responsibility. This book asks how moral duties can be defined beyond the territorial and legal confines of the nation-state and how the moral agency of individual and collective actors can be enhanced. It analyzes how obligations and accountability mechanisms can be established for a post-national world, in which responsibility remains vague, ambiguous and contested. Using both empirical and theoretical perspectives, the book explores the politics of responsibility that plays out as responsibility relationships emerge, develop and change. This book is perfect for scholars of international relations, politics, philosophy and political economy with an interest in the increasingly popular topics of moral agency and responsibility.

Find further information here


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Home-Grown School Feeding as a “Good Practice” for Poverty Alleviation and Nutrition Security in Cambodia
Bliss, Frank

Pupils from approx. 1200 primary schools in Cambodia receive a daily hot meal as part of a school feeding program supported by the United Nations World Food Program (WFP). 85 of these schools converted from centralized procurement to “home-grown” by mid-2017. This means all necessary food is produced locally at the school sites. The INEF study shows that the effects are very positive, not only in terms of children and their school performance, but also on local added value and enhanced engagement of the involved stakeholders such as teachers, parents and local administration.

You can download the paper here .


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INEF cooperates with the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), the Working Group on Peace and Development (FriEnt) and the platform Plattform Zivile Konfliktbearbeitung e.V. in the field of application orientation and policy advice.

In the field of research and graduation the INEF participates in the Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research (KHK/GCR21) as well as the UAR Graduate Centre for Development Studies. 

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