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Reinforcing Governance

Perspectives on Development, Poverty and Global Crises – RISC 2010

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Julia Affolderbach, Travis Du Bry, Olga L. Gonzalez and Constanza Parra

Throughout the world, development policies have made great strides in addressing the structural inequalities that have traditionally characterized and divided world regions. Nonetheless, many development challenges remain, in part because effective governance strategies are still evolving in local, national and international development systems. The global economic crisis of 2008-2009 highlighted this fact as world leaders publicly declared the need for new forms of governance and economic regulation. This book examines poverty and development within the framework of recent global crises and governance, with contributions from keynote panels at the 2010 Conference of the Consortium for Regional Integration and Social Cohesion, which focused in particular on concepts of fragility, development, vulnerability and democracy.