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  1. The corporate wax nose

    David Sogge
    17 November 2016
    Article
  2. Cartoon by South African cartoonist captures the Davos inequality debate

    How does Davos Man plan to tackle inequality

    David Sogge, Nick Buxton
    22 January 2016
    Article

    Will it mean consigning today’s neoliberal model, that has created the transfer of wealth upwards, to history’s trash-heap? Perhaps unsurprisingly, no, not at all.

  3. Exorcising the Curse of Voodoo Economics

    David Sogge
    14 April 2014
    Article

    Reclaiming Development, a closely-argued critique of neoliberal economic policy, is debunking development orthodoxies at its best. Republished now, ten years after its first appearance, the book has lost none of its relevance for students and those trying to re-direct economic policies away from their financialized doom-loops.

  4. Not everybody’s business

    David Sogge
    24 January 2014
    Article

    As invitation-only Davos gets under way, our public space and politics shrink that little bit more across the globe. Rolling back state authority will turn today’s accountability gap into a yawning abyss.

  5. Caballo de Troya: las transnacionales en la gobernanza internacional

    David Sogge
    23 January 2014
    Article

    Los intereses privados reunidos en Davos han empezado a ocupar el espacio público de la desvencijada estructura de la gobernanza internacional.

  6. Thatcher’s Voices in the Air

    David Sogge
    18 April 2013
    Article

    Keynes, convinced of the power of ideas over that of “vested interests”, famously held that “Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air, are distilling their frenzy from some academic scribbler of a few years back.” Now there’s little doubt that the social life of ideas helps explain the astonishing persistence of ‘Thatcherism’.

  7. Angola's Ten Years of Peace: Some Perspectives

    David Sogge
    25 April 2012
    Article

    A presentation with a general overview of social and political transformation in Angola

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    Supranational governance: a challenge to building resilient states and peace

    • David Sogge
    22 September 2011
    Paper

    In troubled areas, the vital work of building peace and resilient states continues to be undone by weak and distorted governance at the supranational level. 

  9. We want our money back

    David Sogge
    14 July 2011
    Article

    Angry citizens want their nations’ money back and rightfully so. Banks should be curbed instead of allowed to enthusiastically facilitate the illicit outflow of money by dictators.

  10. Millennium Development Goals for the Rich?

    David Sogge
    21 September 2010
    Article

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are today’s global foreign aid agenda. Yet if we look at who's aiding whom, the world's pro-rich global agenda is rather more obvious.

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    Angola: Reinventing Pasts and Futures

    • David Sogge
    07 June 2010
    Paper

    Today’s political economy in Angola resembles the colonial order of yesterday: a narrow state-based elite manages the economy to promote a development model that redistributes wealth upward and outward.

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    Moving targets: notes on social movements

    • David Sogge, Gisela Dütting
    23 March 2010
    Paper

    Social movements cannot be built or engineered, but outside actors - such as aid agencies seeking to support transformative change - can play a constructive role in enabling an environment in which movements can flourish and expand their outreach.

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    Repairing the weakest links: a new agenda for fragile states

    • David Sogge
    27 October 2009

    In order for fragile states and the concept of state weakness to be properly understood, they need to be considered in the contexts of political economy and world history. Four apparently disparate cases – Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo and Angola – show surprising similarities, and highlight common lessons for international state-building efforts.

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    Angola: “Estado fracassado” bem-sucedido

    David Sogge
    03 June 2009
    Article
    Angola ha estado durante años en las listas de los 'Estados fallidos', pero su Gobierno ha conseguido poner fin a 40 años de conflicto violento y, a medida que la situación se estabiliza, la economía empieza a crecer.
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    Angola, "Failed" yet "Successful"

    David Sogge
    07 May 2009
    Article
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    “Talk of human security helps frame power relations”

    David Sogge, Interviewed by José Manuel Pureza
    01 February 2009
    Article
    Talk of "human security" asserts a prerogative of the powerful to say whose rights are to be respected, whose not respected, and to say who shall be system of domination now in place -– a risky thing, given that “stabilisation” practices have a way of triggering a lot of instability.
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    “Falar de segurança humana ajuda a contextualizar relações de poder”

    David Sogge, José Manuel Pureza
    01 January 2009
    Article

    O discurso da segurança humana tem ajudado as elites políticas ocidentais, nomeadamente nos domínios militar, diplomático e de cooperação, a resgatar legitimidade em fóruns domésticos e internacionais, a forjar pactos de benefício mútuo e a expandir os seus orçamentos.

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    La debilidad del Estado: Mirar a través de otros cristales

    David Sogge
    07 October 2008
    Article

    Para salvaguardar y mejorar la seguridad y el bienestar de todos, los Estados deberían intentar garantizar mejores oportunidades de vida para todos los ciudadanos.

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    State weakness: seen from another perspective

    David Sogge
    26 September 2008
    Article

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