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    Betweeen violence and desire: space, power and identitity in the making of metropolitan Delhi

    Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University, 2001
    This article discusses Indian state-making through the interventions within Delhi via the effort to improve the environmental ‘quality of life’ for Delhi’s bourgeoisie.
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    Foreign direct investment: a lead driver for sustainable development?

    Stakeholder Forum, 2001
    In consideration of a number of advantages and disadvantages of Foreign Direct Investment, and analysis of regional trends, the author considers the "role and responsibilities of institutions in order to utilise FDI in a more effective manner".
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    Many dollars, any change?: executive summary

    European Network on Debt and Development, 2001
    In this two-part paper the authors focus on two areas that are integral to the poverty reduction debate. The first part looks at the role of donors and creditors in influencing the shape of countries’ strategies for poverty reduction, and how this can inhibit the emergence of a greater degree of ‘ownership’.
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    On obnoxious markets

    Department of Economics [Cornell University], 2001
    Certain markets evoke popular discomfort, distrust and even outrage. Trade in arms, drugs, toxic waste, child labor and body parts, for example, elicits these reactions to different degrees.
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    Megaprojects as instruments of landscape transformation: a framework for understanding the dialectics of biophysical process, development politics, and social change

    Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University, 2001
    This article stresses that despite claims about the increasing dematerialisaton of the global economy, economic development continues to entail the consumption of land and natural resources on a massive scale throughout the world.
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    Your park, my poverty: the growth of greenlining in Africa

    Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University, 2001
    This paper examines the rapidly accelerating growth in African parks and protected areas as a form of place-making with welcome and unwelcome human consequences.The article finds that:there are various forms of human displacement (and de-placement) which accompany greenlining-the removal of humans from protected areas for other than scientific or touristic endsconservation refugees
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    Displacement and the end of modernity

    Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University, 2001
    This article discusses the world-wide phenomenon of displacement.The article finds that:while there were forms of displacement in many historical periods, contemporary displacement shows the limitations of modernityas the displacement of people and nature becomes common place, it emerges as the underside of the attempts by the current form of modernity (neo-liberal globalization) to
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    Making property in the Taos valleys

    Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University, 2001
    This article emphasises that society makes property and that when one society is displaced by another it often is the case that existing property arrangements are recast to favor the newcomers and disadvantage the former inhabitants.
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    Who will bear the torch tomorrow?: charismatic leadership and second-line leaders in development NGOs

    Centre for Civil Society, LSE, 2001
    This paper investigates and analyses the question of NGO leadership in Bangladesh and UK and the problems NGOs encounter in developing second-line leaders.The article finds that:in spite of the exceptional qualities of many NGO leaders, there has been no systematic approach to the development of successful second-line leadershipThe article recommends:continuous appropriate capacity b
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    Development economics, sociology, and displacement: a vexing dilemma under interdisciplinary dialogue

    Polson Institute for Global Development at Cornell University, 2001
    This article tackles the issue of preventing the onset of new impoverishing processes and causes.

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