Search results

156 items
  1. Thumbnail

    Justice is no half-way house

    Praful Bidwai
    11 August 2007
    Article
  2. Thumbnail

    Indian policy founders on Burma

    Praful Bidwai
    08 October 2007
    Article
  3. Thumbnail

    Reflections on three decades of international politics and development

    Praful Bidwai
    01 June 2006
    Article

    In this contribution to the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation’s “What Next” project, Bidwai charts thirty years of international politics and development.

  4. Open Letter: Threats in Colombia: Serious Concern regarding lack of guarantees

    15 October 2015
    Declaration

    Although there is talk of peace, there are no safeguards for the activities of the social organisations that are working to defend social rights and to oppose an economic model that is deepening inequality and that violates fundamental rights.

  5. Thumbnail

    Land, Rural Social Movements and Democratisation in Indonesia

    Dianto Bachriadi
    30 June 2009
    Article

    Although support from urban-based students and activists was important, the rural protest in Indonesia during President Suharto's regime was built on continued protest and organisation around land issues.

  6. Thumbnail

    Introduction

    01 December 1996
    Article
  7. Thumbnail

    Bolivia’s New Constitution

    05 February 2009
    Article
    Against a barrage of opposition media propaganda funded by Bolivia’s elites, the new constitution was approved with 61% of the popular vote. Bolivia was once the prized pupil for its wholesale application of policies encouraged by the IMF and the World Bank. Now it is one of the countries articulating an alternative.
  8. Thumbnail

    Rural social movements and their historical contribution for building democracy in Brazil

    Sérgio Sauer
    01 December 2008
    Article

    Brazil has not experienced any sort of major agrarian reform since then, but dozens of rural movements have been organised and hundreds of thousands of landless peasants have acquired the right of access to land (especially through settlement projects) as a result of these social movements’ struggles. After so many years of fighting and popular mobilisation, what are these movements’ contributions to building rural democracy? This study seeks to understand this process by evaluating social movements’ alliances (both rural and urban alliances) and evaluating their relationships with political parties, especially with the Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT) and with the Brazilian Federal Government.

  9. Thumbnail

    Pakistan Sinks Deeper Into The Night

    Tariq Ali
    05 November 2007
    Article
  10. Thumbnail

    Mired in immaturity

    Praful Bidwai
    21 April 2007
    Article
  11. Thumbnail

    On Just Grounds:

    • Jun Borras, Jennifer Franco, Romulo J. de la Rosa, Salvador H. Feranil
    25 June 2007
    Book
  12. Thumbnail

    Aurora de uma Venezuela inovadora

    Marcos Arruda
    01 August 2007
    Article
  13. Egyptian rural markets as a new space of everyday resistance: Towards a rural social non-movement

    • Sahar SafaAllah
    15 March 2018
    Paper

    How do state interventions to organize markets as a rural public sphere affect the transformation of rural non movements in Egypt?

  14. Thumbnail

    Savage Repression In Chhattisgarh

    Praful Bidwai
    29 May 2007
    Article
  15. Thumbnail

    Pro-Poor Policy Reforms and Governance in State/Public Lands:

    Jennifer Franco
    17 June 2009
    Article

    This paper attempts to specify the key criteria of a ‘pro-poor land policy’ and ‘truly democratic land governance’ concerning state/public lands, using the lessons from activist databases, including that of the international human rights organization Foodfirst Information and Action Network (FIAN).

  16. Thumbnail

    Angola: empowerment of the few

    David Sogge
    30 May 2007
    Article
  17. Thumbnail

    Rural democratisation in Mexico’s deep south

    Jonathan Fox, Carlos García Jiménez, Libby Haight
    01 December 2008
    Article

    Has political regime change led to changes in state-society relations? This study begins to address this question by analysing rural movement efforts to exercise newly-won citizen rights. The specific focus is on rural civil society initiatives to use the “right to know” as a tool to bolster long-standing campaigns to build self-managed, community-based economic development institutions, to bolster peasant influence over the policy process, to defend human rights, and to respect indigenous rights.

  18. Thumbnail

    Local politics and the sustainability of rural life

    UNAC Rural Democratisation Research Team
    01 December 2008
    Article

    To be a strong peasant movement in a place like Chokwe, Mozambique requires going beyond ambiguous compromises to develop collective political thinking and to develop the capacity to use political power in ways that ensure that governmental and non-governmental organisations that help the peasantry act in line with what peasants wish and need.

  19. Thumbnail

    Nandigram carnage

    Praful Bidwai
    17 November 2007
    Article

Pages