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Results: 1 - 20 of 52
  • The boundaries of solidarity: multi-level governance and redistribution

    The economic downturns that hit Europe in the last few decades have raised important questions on inequality and on the sustainability of our economies. As the result of increasing globalisation and integration, people have been questioning not ...

  • Gentrification in Latin America: Real estate development and the right to housing

    It is my pleasure to have a short discussion with Lorena, a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam about her research about gentrification in Latin America. During the interview, she highlighted that the study about gentrification should ...

  • Why we measure our economies the way we do: the political economy of macroeconomic measurement

    When studying regulation of financial markets dr. Mügge recognized that the politics behind seemingly ‘technical issues’ such as rules of banks and accounting have an immense impact on how society is crafted. Macroeconomic indicators codify the ...

  • Housing for refugees and the story of spatial justice

    In one of his papers, Dr. Tsavdaroglou described the issue of housing for refugees in Istanbul, Turkey. The paper inspires questions about spatial justice and the refugees’ daily efforts for social integration of a project about the refugees’ ...

  • What is governed in Amsterdam?

    This blog offers some reflections on governance, resilience and sustainability resulting from an interview with prof. dr. Tuna Tasan-Kok from the Urban Governance and Planning Department, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, held the 4th of ...

  • The Landscape Approach in Zambia

    What does the landscape approach look like in practice? Insight into the work of PhD candidates from the University of Amsterdam’s AISSR, Freddie Siangulube and Malaika Yanou.

  • The Landscape Approach in Indonesia

    What does the landscape approach look like in practice? Insight into the work of PhD candidate Augusta Anandi from the University of Amsterdam’s AISSR.

  • The Landscape Approach in Ghana

    What does the landscape approach look like in practice? Insight into the work of PhD candidate Eric Bayala from the University of Amsterdam’s AISSR.

  • Inclusive business for sustainable food systems

    Inclusive business has gained much prominence in international policy debates and research on sustainable and inclusive development in recent years. Public stakeholders acknowledge a growing need for innovative market-based solutions that drive ...

  • An Interview with Dr. Dorine van Norren

    DEVELOPMENT AS SERVICE: A Happiness, Ubuntu and Buen Vivir interdisciplinary view of the Sustainable Development Goals. PhD research by Dorine van Norren

  • Satellite cities – opportunities and challenges

    Satellite cities: visionary cities or spaces of uncertainty? The discussion with Yves Van Leynseele inspired a refreshing perspective about satellite cities, one of the typical planning strategies in emerging economies and especially in African ...

  • Learning Exchange on Inclusive Agribusiness

    In November 2019, the Science for Global Development Programme (WOTRO), of NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP) organized a conference in The Hague. The objective was to ...

  • Inclusive business in the food system and the hidden potential of Bottom of the Pyramid communities

    In general, “inclusiveness” in the discussion about sustainable development often aims to steer the attention to groups within a community with low power that are often ignored. In an overview on the inclusive food systems approach for ...

  • Inclusiveness is a process, not a state of being: Mirjam Ros-Tonen et al. (2019) operationalize ‘Inclusivity’ in smallholder value chain integration

    Ros-Tonen et al. take on a comprehensive approach to operationalizing a rather elusive term within development circles, namely ‘inclusivity’.

  • Operationalizing the Landscape Approach: a study with the COLANDS program in Indonesia

    The Landscape Approach in practice – learning lessons with indigenous communities in Kapuas Hulu

  • Inclusive Business for Food and Nutrition Security

    How can Inclusive Business models contribute to more inclusive and sustainable food systems in low and middle income countries? This is the question that the following report tries to answer by looking at collected evidence from the Global ...

  • Conceptualizing inclusiveness of smallholder value chain integration

    How does the integration of smallholders in high-end value chains work in terms of inclusivity? The following research aims to answer and conceptualise this idea of inclusiveness in value chain integration that, in their own words, has been sold ...

  • master marine biology
    Towards a Sustainable and Equitable Blue Economy

    This following article brings forward the voices of researchers across the globe who together highlight the cost of viewing our oceans increasingly as economic opportunities and not harbouring enough interest for their sustainability. They ...

  • Unintended Consequences: Towards a Theory of Adverse Inclusion

    The period of sustainable development has seen a reduction in international inequalities. Yet, intranational inequalities and new forms of ecological degradation have increased. Daniel Sloman is theorizing about the circumstances under which ...

  • MARE
    Blue Lifeblood: 10th MARE “People and the Sea” Conference

    I come across it wherever I go: blue lifeblood, blue lifeblood, blue lifeblood. Last month marked the 10th edition of the MARE “People and the Sea” conference. In this article, we explore why the conference theme was “time”, as well as the ...