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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 »

Agriculture and development – a global analysis

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Borbála Sarbu-Simonyi

AGRICULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

Agriculture and development – a global analysis

On the dawn of the 21st century, about half of the Earth’s six billion inhabitants are living in poverty, on 2 dollars a day. Deep poverty is accompanied by chronic hunger as well as famines incurring in the wake of wars and natural catastrophes.  Read more »

Energy and Climate

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Energy and Climate
Jan Dolezal

There is now a strong consensus that climate change presents an urgent challenge to the well-being of all countries, particularly the poorest countries and the poorest people in them. It epitomizes the complexity of the development challenge in a globalizing but still highly unequal world. It magnifies growing concerns about food security, water scarcity and energy security. It is a daunting environmental threat that raises the most difficult issues of economic disparity, political power, and social justice. The primary direct effects of climate change are an increase in droughts and floods, more seasonal peaks in river flow and a higher probability of stronger tropical storms. The poorest countries and communities are likely to suffer the most because of their geographical location, low incomes and low institutional capacity as well as their greater reliance on climate-sensitive sectors like agriculture. This could lead to population displacement, migration, and potential conflicts. In the longer term, sea level rise and glacier melting threaten the existence of nations and the development foundation of sub-continents.  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 »

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 »

Hungary and the IMF: indebted future

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In Hungary, the IMF seems to be modestly improving its flexibility and conditionality compared to its dreadful practices in previous decades. However, a still distinctively neoliberal vision of how economies work is in play attributable as much to the Hungarian government as to the IMF. The deficits of democracy and poor economic governance in Hungary make our indebted future increasingly bleak.

By Zsolt Boda, Védegylet, Budapest, Hungary

http://brettonwoodsproject.org/hungary66  Read more »

Democratisation, development, civil society

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Democratisation, development, civil society
Zsolt Boda

We are going to examine the connections between the three concepts. First we make an attempt at interpreting the relationship between democracy and development, and quickly look at the arguments which are based on the assumption that there is some cause and effect relationship between the two. The basic question is, of course, which definition of democracy or development we take as a starting point. For a start, we accept that development is one with economic growth, but the next step is to discuss development as a more complex social phenomenon – this, of course, will have consequences on the question of its relationship with democracy. In a normative approach we can safely argue that democracy itself is part of the concept of social development and in this case it does not make sense to look for cause and effect relationships between the two phenomena.  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 »