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Jul 07, 2011

Is EITI Another Western Agenda?

Jul 07, 2011
Experience has increasingly shown that the abundance of natural resources does not necessarily produce rapid development in countries where they are found. Instead, paradoxically, they all too often produce poverty, conflict and corruption whose consequences become increasingly widespread and impact development, not only in the country in question, but more broadly in an interconnected world. The rapidly globalizing world means that these consequences transcend boundaries and threaten stability of both the developed and developing world. It is therefore common sense that a search for the reversal of this disturbing trend becomes a global collective. more

CES 1 Part 2

Jul 07, 2011

CES 8 Commentaries, pp.85-104:

Jul 07, 2011
Energy Efficiency in China: Impetus for a Global Climate Policy Breakthrough? By Anne Arquit Niederberger, Conrad U. Brunner, and Zhou Dadi* China's Water-Short Cities: Some Number Games By James E. Nickum and Yok-Shiu F. Lee China's Cities Seize the Initiative: Strengthening Auto Emissions Control on the Streets By Isabella Notar Public Participation with Chinese Characteristics By Margret J. Kim and Robert E. Jones Spotlight on NGO Activism in China: Recent Developments at the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution Victims (CLAPV) more

Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed

Jul 07, 2011
Rethinking the Economics of War: The Intersection of Need, Creed, and Greed questions the adequacy of explaining today's internal armed conflicts purely in terms of economic factors and reestablishes the importance of identity and grievances in creating and sustaining such wars. This collection of essays responds to current works asserting that the income from natural resources is the end and not just a means for warring rebel groups. The study puts greed in its place and restores the importance of deprivation and discrimination as the primary causes of armed conflict within states. Countries studied include Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Angola, the Republic of the Congo, Colombia, and Afghanistan. More about this title can be found on the Wilson Center Press website. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.