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WHITHER CAPITALISM? THE CRISIS OF FINANCIALIZATION FROM THE CORE TO THE PERIPHERY

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"....The task is to form a new kind of capitalism with smaller inequalities both globally and within individual societies as well, in which real economy is not subordinated to the financial sector, where SME’s providing job opportunities have access to investment resources just as much as large corporations, where the peripheries are provided real chances for development, and in which more labour-intensive and resource-saving means of production provide solution for unemployment and poverty."

Gábor Scheiring  Read more »

Local food systems through the lens of the food crisis

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The food crisis of 2007-2008, affecting over forty countries worldwide, acted as a wake up call. It reminded the international community that – in accordance with the founding principles of food sovereignty- thriving localized food systems are essential in ensuring the food security of local populations in the face of severe food supply shocks.  Read more »

From climate change and peak oil to the Transition Towns Movement: BUILDING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

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Transition is an idea which has grabbed peoples’ imagination, empowered them, and helped channel energy into progressive community action for community resilience in the face of climate change and peak oil.  Read more »

Fuel Poverty in Hungary: an initial assessment

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Though fuel poverty (i.e., the inability to afford adequate energy services for the household) is a concept to be framed in more general considerations about poverty and deprivation, there are several reasons to detach it from the common struggle of families to make ends meet. Some key distinctive features of this phenomenon as identified in the literature are:  Read more »

HUNGARIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION: PROBLEMS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

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This paper provides a brief overview of Hungarian international development cooperation (IDC). After a short introduction into the history, legal context, institutional setup and the system of bi- and multilateral Hungarian development cooperation the main weaknesses and possible solutions are discussed. The main problems include the lack of sufficient funding (worsened by the practice of aid inflation), aid ineffectiveness, a weak legal and institutional background and the lack of coherence between different policy areas affecting poverty.  Read more »

Food Crisis and EU Responses Conference

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03/02/2009 - 09:00
03/03/2009 - 17:00
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Food Crisis and EU Responses Conference

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Expert seminar on food security and agriculture

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02/07/2009 - 09:00
02/07/2009 - 17:00
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Expert seminar on food security and agriculture

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Summer University

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07/16/2008 - 16:00
07/20/2008 - 15:00
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Ever heard the word ’development’?
Ever wondered just what this means – who is doing the ’developing’, and who is being ’developed’?
Do you wonder if all this development is actually going in the right direction?
Perhaps you’re already asking these questions, and are already making your opinion heard?
Perhaps you want to have a say in this?
Our ’Summer University on Development – making a more liveable world’ is what you are looking for!

Summer University on Development, Participation and Active Citizenship
16-20, July 2008
Szentendrei Island, Hungary  Read more »

The State and Challenges of International Development

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The State and Challenges of International Development
Gábor Scheiring
April 2008

Musing on the situation of international development politics at the dawn of the 21st century, one has to ask the question whether the development path followed in the past decades has actually taken present and future generations closer to the fulfilment of their human rights and the creative unfolding of their freedom. How sustainable and just is the global order that came as the result of development following the Second World War? And if we find that the inequalities characterising today’s world are obscene , and the extent of the exploitation of the ecosystem is insane, what development policies shall we envision? This present study seeks the answer to that question. First, we have to identify the major challenges that international development faces, then we have to examine whether the development approaches applied so far are capable of giving appropriate answers to these. By drawing the conclusions of the theoretical overview, we can identify the major underlying causes, and we can sketch an alternative vision for the future. The study closes with the outline of the public policies needed to fulfill that vision.  Read more »

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Presentation of CEE Capacity building Seminar 20-23 May 2007

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Presentation of CEE Capacity building Seminar-
Agriculture, Climate and Development Alternatives- NGO Advocacy
20-23 May 2007  Read more »