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India: Social Development Report 2016—Disability Rights Perspectives

  The India: Social Development Report 2016—Disability Rights Perspectives presents new research in disability studies, a little understood subject in the social sciences and humanities in India, as also in the development discourse. The disproportionate disadvantage, exclusion and stigmatization suffered by persons with disabilities are caused by cultural, social and physical barriers that obstruct their […]

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AFTER PARIS (and Istanbul)

  Roberto Cipriani is a full professor of Sociology at the Università Roma Tre. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Berkeley, and visiting professor at the University of Sao Paulo, at the Laval University and at the University of Buenos Aires. He is also Past President of the International Sociological Association Research […]

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Monopoly’s New Era

  Joseph E. Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences in 2001 and the John Bates Clark Medal in 1979, is University Professor at Columbia University, Co-Chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A […]

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The need to preserve the historical memory and defend the democratization process in Brazil and the region

José Esteban Castro Professor of Sociology Newcastle University, United Kingdom     The democratization process in Latin America and the Caribbean has entered a new stage, which perhaps we should not rush to name, for the time being. For some, the stage initiated with the Twentieth-first Century constituted a post-neoliberal moment, a concept that prompted […]

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Poverty and lack of essential water and sanitation systems are paramount in the outbreak of the Zika virus

Interview with Dr Esteban Castro, coordinator of DESAFIO The Project DESAFIO focused on the impact of the lack of safe water and sanitation services in vulnerable communities of South America, with emphasis on Brazil. Some of DESAFIO’s case studies were conducted in the areas that are now at the centre of the international epidemic outbreak […]

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