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    Cross-Border movements of people

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000
    This article initially takes a historical look at international labour migration over the past fifty years and draws a distinction between different categories of labour flows in the contemporary world economy.The article stresses the importance of focusing on structural explanations of migration at a macrolevel, to understand the determinants and patterns of migration.
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    Capital flows to developing countries of the international financial system

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000
    This article discusses, in the wake of the recent financial crisis (which has had a particularly severe effect on developing countries) led to wide ranging debate on international financial reform. The article indicates that this debate has led to the need to confront the implications of the huge growth of international capital movements.
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    The United Nations system: prospects for institutional renewal

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000
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    Nationalism and economic policy in the era of globalization

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000
    This article argues that the reason for the nation state existing is the ideology of nationalism. The article argues that nationalism is a complex notion which includes the society, the state and the economy. Each individual thus has a complex number of affiliations and multiple loyalties.
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    The root causes of humanitarian emergencies

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2001
    This article aims identify the 'root causes' of complex humanitarian emergencies and means of avoiding such emergencies.What conditions cause such emergencies?
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    Globalization, technology, and income inequality: a critical analysis

    World Institute for Development Economics Research (WIDER), 2000
    Changes in income distribution in advanced countries are usually attributed either to globalization (usually in the form of trade liberalization with low-wage developing countries), or/and to a skill-biased technology. A growing consensus indicates that this had led to reduced relative demand for unskilled labour and increased demand for skilled workers.
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    Environmental policymaking in Zimbabwe: discourses, science and politics

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    This paper asks why policy processes in Zimbabwe have consistently reinforced a highly technocratic approach to natural resources management, while excluding alternative perspectives and framings of problems for policy. Political contexts and interests, it is argued, shape policy discourses.
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    Equity in health in unequal societies: towards health equity during rapid social change

    Institute of Development Studies UK, 2000
    This paper explores the implications for health policy of the segmentation of society into social groups with very different levels of income and wealth.
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    China's paper industry: growth and environmental policy during economic reform

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 2000
    The study uses a three-stage procedure to estimate the effects of pollution levies on the emissions of environmental pollutants and on production efficiency. The first stage provided estimates of the endogenous factors of production, including those environmental factors targeted by the pollution levy.
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    Farm pesticide, rice production, and human health

    IDRC Economy and Environment Program for Southeast Asia, 2000
    Analyses both positive and negative impacts of farm pesticide use on rice production and farmer’s health.

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