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  • Land deals in Africa: What is in the contracts?

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    Over the past few years, agribusiness, investment funds and government agencies have been acquiring long-term rights over large areas of land in Africa. Together with applicable national and international law, contracts define the terms of an investment project, and the way risks, costs and benefits are distributed. Who has the […]

  • The Gender Implications of Large-Scale Land Deals

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    Whether viewed as “land grabs” or as agricultural investment for development, large-scale land deals by investors in developing countries are generating considerable attention. However, investors, policymakers, officials, and other key stakeholders have paid little attention to a dimension of these deals essential to truly understanding their impact: gender. [issuu width=420 […]

  • New Foundations for World Economy and Global Governance

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    A report from this year’s Salzburg Trilogue, addressing the anthropological and normative foundations of our world economy and the necessity to adapt global governance to the new realities of the 21st century. [issuu width=420 height=297 backgroundColor=%23222222 documentId=110916160038-be4a441ff3bb49ff8b04d6ed5b5c9822 name=paper_salzburg_trilogue_fin username=futurechallenges tag=paper unit=px id=56b56b89-5c1a-a353-e0ff-14b87e6422b4 v=2]

  • Governing Climate Change by Diffusion

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    This study aims to assess the governance capacity of Transnational Municipal Networks (TMNs) active in climate policy. For this purpose, Lukas Hakelberg performs an Event History Analysis (EHA) and two case studies, testing the impact of network membership on the likelihood of a city adopting a local climate strategy. [issuu […]

  • The future of democracy in the face of climate change

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    Paper by Halina Ward: Democracy and climate change: why and what matters. Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development [issuu showflipbtn=true documentid=110808172141-5cd34d546d054c23aafa2bbcce46f44f docname=democracy-and-climate-change-why-and-what-matters username=stevefromthechurch loadinginfotext=The%20Future%20of%20Democracy%20in%20the%20Face%20of%20Climate%20Change showhtmllink=true tag=climate%20change width=420 height=297 unit=px]