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COVID-19: Should Europe embrace frugality?

Saradindu Bhaduri and Peter Knorringa
July 9, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic, emerging in the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis, could potentially further shake the confidence that Europeans have in their institutions. Rigid and slow decision-making processes and an excessive institutional reliance on super-specialisation and protocol-driven scientific evidence can at least partly explain why Europe finds it so difficult to predict disruptions and why it adapts its institutional machineries so slowly. Greater flexibility, including space for experimentation and improvisation, can help Europe to adapt more quickly to future contingencies, write Saradindu Bhaduri and Peter Knorringa.
July 9, 2020
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COVID-19 | Remembering the ongoing assassination of human rights defenders in Colombia

Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón and Ana María Arbeláez Trujillo
July 6, 2020
When a peace agreement was signed in 2016 in Colombia between the government and armed forces (FARC), citizens and activists seized the opportunity to make longstanding grievances heard and press for change. But between September 2016 and March 2020, 442 social leaders were assassinated. As death becomes part of the daily discourse, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we should look beyond these shocking numbers and understand that the massive killing of social leaders is not only a humanitarian crisis, but also a threat to the process of social transformation and local empowerment.
July 6, 2020

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South and South-eastern Asia
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Western and Central Asia
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Conflict & Peace
Development Economics
Development Philosophy & Practice
Gender, Sexuality & Diversity
Governance, Politics & Justice
Humanitarian Aid & Development Assistance
Livelihoods, Human & Labour Rights
Migration
Natural Resources, Environment & Climate
Resistance, Activism & Decolonisation
Social Protection & Social Policy
Series
COVID-19
Creative Development
Deglobalisation
Development Dialogue 2018
EADI/ISS
Epistemic Diversity
IHSA Conference 2018
Women's Month 2019
Drawing of doctors wearing masks

COVID-19: Should Europe embrace frugality?

Saradindu Bhaduri and Peter Knorringa
July 9, 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic, emerging in the aftermath of the recent global financial crisis, could potentially further shake the confidence that Europeans have in their institutions. Rigid and slow decision-making processes and an excessive institutional reliance on super-specialisation and protocol-driven scientific evidence can at least partly explain why Europe finds it so difficult to predict disruptions and why it adapts its institutional machineries so slowly. Greater flexibility, including space for experimentation and improvisation, can help Europe to adapt more quickly to future contingencies, write Saradindu Bhaduri and Peter Knorringa.
July 9, 2020
Postales para la memoria

COVID-19 | Remembering the ongoing assassination of human rights defenders in Colombia

Fabio Andrés Díaz Pabón and Ana María Arbeláez Trujillo
July 6, 2020
When a peace agreement was signed in 2016 in Colombia between the government and armed forces (FARC), citizens and activists seized the opportunity to make longstanding grievances heard and press for change. But between September 2016 and March 2020, 442 social leaders were assassinated. As death becomes part of the daily discourse, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, we should look beyond these shocking numbers and understand that the massive killing of social leaders is not only a humanitarian crisis, but also a threat to the process of social transformation and local empowerment.
July 6, 2020