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Marx and Colonialism

28. September 2022 - 10:49
By Lucia Pradella It is widely believed that Marx did not systematically consider the role of colonialism within the process of capital accumulation. According to David Harvey, Marx concentrated on a self-closed national economy in his main work. Although he did mention colonialism in Part 8 of Capital Volume 1 on the so-called primitive accumulation, …
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Our bright digital lives: some critical thoughts

15. September 2022 - 9:42
By Basile Boulay We find ourselves at a strange crossroads. Never have we been more aware of the devastating impact of consumer goods on the environment and never have we been so dependent upon them. Technological innovations are embedded in the daily lives of even the most critical among us, and both usage of and …
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What do the global supply chain disruptions tell us about the world economy?

1. September 2022 - 9:49
By Intan Suwandi Lockdowns and shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic led to what is being referred to as the “first global supply chain crisis.” The supply chain disruption has made havoc since the beginning of the pandemic, with more than 90 percent of the 1000 Fortune multinational corporations having a tier-one or tier-two supplier …
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Social protection and social cohesion are key for climate action

18. August 2022 - 11:27
The current energy crisis stemming from the war in Ukraine has shown that long-term climate mitigation needs to be coupled with the reduction of poverty and inequality; it is obvious that climate change is a global problem, and one that needs to be addressed in combination with social justice. In a recent article in an …
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Food transformations and (un)sustainable diets: Taking consumption seriously in development research

2. August 2022 - 11:08
By Arve Hansen The world is in dire need of more sustainable and healthy food systems. The development field has much to say on the topic but has historically had a clear focus on either food supply or food deprivation. The potential benefits and positive spill-over effects of eating healthier and more sustainably have, however, …
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The ecological consequences of ‘economic development’: the expansion of gold mining in the Volta Grande do Xingu

20. Juli 2022 - 8:28
By Amélie Foko’o Magoua, Anna Chevalier, Cassandra Ajufoh and Tomaso Ferrando On June 5th, a group of inhabitants of the agrarian reform settlement Ressaca in the Brazilian state of Para organized a collective action to take back public land previously turned over to Belo Sun Ltd, a Canadian mining company. The action, conducted with the …
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Displaced as data in times of climate crisis: the shrieking silence of disaster-displacement in India

7. Juli 2022 - 10:09
By Mausumi Moran Chetia Assam in the Northeast of India is tormented with disasters such as floods, riverbank erosion, and related displacement. Baan-Khohonia, as colloquially called, or floods-erosion are mutually related – floods can increase the rate of erosion of a river’s banks, and erosion in turn can lead to increased flooding. As this is …
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Who to blame? The rough start for living income cocoa prices in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

27. Juni 2022 - 9:27
By Felix Maile, Bernhard Tröster, Cornelia Staritz and Jan Grumiller Commodity price instability is a major challenge for commodity-dependent countries. This is also true for the major cocoa producer countries Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, which account for two thirds of world’s cocoa production. As we argue in a recent article in the EJDR , the two …
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Time to consider ‘multidimensional poverty’ and ‘inequality’ in Fiji and the wider Pacific

14. Juni 2022 - 9:15
By Kim Andreas Kessler The recent adjustment of Fiji’s estimated poverty rate by the World Bank has caused controversies. While it is important to scrutinise this key figure, policy dialogue and policymaking should not miss the bigger picture. Economic poverty is only one dimension of poverty. Besides this, considering inequalities is crucial to evaluate Fiji’s …
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