» Archive for: February, 2016


The Scalabrini Institute for Human Mobility in Africa (SIHMA) publishes the on-line (open access) African Human Mobility Review (AHMR)

Capture2-250x358Now in its third issue, the AHMR is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed on-line journal created in 2015 to encourage and facilitate the study of Human Mobility in Africa.

In the third (special) issue, there are articles on:

  • Violent xenophobic episodes in South Africa, 2008 and 2015
  • Preventing Xenophobia in Africa: What Must the African Union Do?
  • Violent Conflict and Forced Displacement in the Horn of Africa: Government and Donor Policies and Programs in Search of Durable Solutions
  • Development-Induced Displacement and Its Impacts on the Livelihoods of Poor Urban Households in Bahir Dar, North Western Ethiopia

Download the Special issue of AHMR.

Submission guidelines are available here.

GGSJ Senior Researcher Des Gasper and Irene van Staveren published contributions in the newly published Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics

9780199766635The Oxford Handbook of Professional Economic Ethics (edited by George F. DeMartino and Deirdre N. McCloskey, Oxford University Press, 2016), brings together 36 essays that give detailed attention to ethical issues involved in economics practice, the ethical consequences of choices in theorizing and in the treatment of risk and uncertainty, ethical issues in various areas of economics research and of applied economics, and to ethics in economics education and the possible design and use of codes of ethics.

Gasper’s chapter deals with ‘The Ethics of Economic Development and Human Displacement’.

The chapter by ISS colleague van Staveren is on ‘Alternative Ethical Perspectives on the Financial Crisis: Lessons for Economists’.

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International Institute of Social Studies

The Governance, Globalization and Social Justice research programme aims to produce internationally leading, socially committed and societally relevant research outcomes on issues of governance from an explicitly social justice perspective. This blog is a forum on which to share and discuss themes and issues which fall within the broad framework of the programme.