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Call for papers

Workshop for young scholars: Private actors in politics and policy-making: Trespassers producing norms?
May 12, 2016, Prague, Czech Republic

The CEFRES Platform workshop for young scholars, entitled Private actors in politics and policy-making: Trespassers producing norms? has announced a call for papers. The workshop is organised by the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences in Prague in cooperation with Charles University in Prague and the Czech Academy of Sciences.

Prospective conference participants are welcome to apply and submit their  CV, paper title and a 500 words-long abstract to jana.vargovcikova@cefres.cz by 29 February 2016 (decision notification due: 14 March 2016).


DUBAI, 8 March 2013 (IRIN) – Researchers and civil society activists in the Arab world have always complained that a lack of information has contributed to poor policies on development and resource management.

Photo: Amr Emam/IRIN

“Arab countries do not have enough data and when they have it they are reluctant to share it among them,” says Hamed Assaf, a water resource management specialist at the American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates.

Now, aid workers and policymakers working on food security and looking for easy access to malnutrition data in Yemen, or how rainfall tends to vary in Syria, can turn to a handy web-based tool.

For the full story, see: http://www.irinnews.org/Report/97613/Middle-East-food-security-tracking-tool-launched

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.