Category Archives: Campaigning

So you want to start another organisation to combat poverty? A possible case of too many cooks spoiling the broth


“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” so wrote John Lennon is his extremely well known song Imagine. Many people individually or collectively imagine they can creating something, even though they know others have already done … Continue reading

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Squaring the Circle: is it time to stop this 0.7% nonsense?


Originally posted on Phil Vernon's blog:
People and organisations in the UK’s overseas development sector are getting hot under the collar. This is because the government is not prioritising legislation to enshrine a perpetual commitment to spend 0.7% of UK Gross…

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STAR night, Star bright…


No this is Christmas-related entry. Continue reading

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Celebrity Chefs and Campaigning: What to really campaign for


An unusual title for a social science blog on IPE and International development, you may ask. Well this post comes in the wake of UK Channel 4’s fish week, featuring programmes such as Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight and Gordon Ramsay’s biased Shark’s Bait (ie. Ramsay wants to ban shark’s fin soup to save sharks). Continue reading

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