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DDRN Newsletter August 2010: Public administration, democracy and human rights 

Dear network member,

In this newsletter you can read all news posted on the DDRN website since the latest monthly newsletter (June 2010) related to the theme: "Public administration, democracy and human rights"

In order to promote a lively communication within DDRN, you are most welcome to send news items that you wish to share within the network to Marianne Forti: maf@ddrn.dk. Thanks!

Please use the headings as links to read more about the news. 

EVENTS:
Call for papers: CEESP Conference - Sharing Power: A New Vision for Development. January 10-15, 2011 - Whakatâne, New Zealand. Deadline for submission of abstracts or proposals: September 18, 2010.

Health, Human Rights and Migration. September 30, 2010 - University of Copenhagen, CSS, Copenhagen.

Urban LandMark Conference - Rethinking emerging land markets in rapidly growing southern African cities. November 1-2, 2010 - Johannesburg, South Africa.

For upcoming events announced previously, plese visit the DDRN website.

PAPERS AND DOCUMENTS:
Working in neopatrimonial settings: Perceptions of public sector staff in Tanzania and Uganda. Johannes Gutenberg University, Department of Anthropology and African Studies, Working Paper No. 117 by Ole Therkildsen, 2010.

The Security-Politics-Development Nexus: The Lessons of State-Building in Sub-Saharan Africa. European University Institute (EUI) Working Paper RSCAS 2010/35, by Necla Tschitgi, 2010.

Natural Resources and State Fragility. European University Institute (EUI) Working Paper RSCAS 2010/36, by Paul Collier and Anthony J. Venables, 2010. 

Regional Integration, Fragility and Institution Building: An Analytical Framework Applied to the African Context. European University Institute (EUI) Working Paper RSCAS 2010/38, by Thierry Verdier, 2010.

Building Public Support for Anti-Corruption Efforts: Why anti-corruption agencies need to communicate and how. Communication for Governance & Accountability Program (CommGAP) report, by E. Byrne, A.K. Arnold and F. Nagano, 2010.

The Politics of Poverty: Elites, Citizens and States. Findings from ten years of DFID-funded research on Governance and Fragile States 2001-2010. Department for International Development (DFID) Synthesis Paper, 2010.

The changing coordinates of trade and power in Latin America: Implications for policy space and policy coherence. United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) programme paper no. 7, by Manuel Mejido Costoya, Peter Utting and Gloria Carrión, May 2010.

For publications announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

BRIEFS:
Broadening Spaces for Citizens in Violent Contexts. Development Research Centre (DRC) citizenship policy briefing, by Lyndsay McLean-Hilker, Nicholas Benequista and Greg Barrett, 2010.

What do Public Financial Management assessments tell us about PFM reform? Overseas Development Institute (ODI) background note, by Edward Hedger and Paolo de Renzio, July 2010.  

Tackling child vulnerabilities through social protection: lessons from West and Central Africa. Overseas Development Institute (ODI) background note, by Nicola Jones and Rebecca Holmes , July 2010.

African Developments: continental conflict management - a glass half full or half empty? Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) briefing paper 7/2010, by Stefan Gänzle and Benedikt Franke, July 2010.

For briefs announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

MANUALS AND GUIDELINES:
Topic Guide on Communications and Governance. Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC) guide, by Claire Mcloughlin and Zoë Scott, May 2010.

User's guide on measuring fragility. German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) guide, by Javier Fabra Mata and Sebastian Ziaja, September 2009.

For manuals and guidelines announced previously, please visit the DDRN website.

FUNDING SOURCES:
Call for proposals: Global Development Network (GDN) Global Research Project on Governance. Deadline for submissions: August 30, 2010.

NEW LINKS ON THE DDRN WEBSITE:
Global Programme on Capacity Development for Democratic Governance Assessments and Measurements
Governance and Social Development Resource Centre (GSDRC)
Human Rights and Business Country Risk Portal

OTHER NEWS:
Governance and Development Review

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Best regards
Marianne Hedegaard K. Forti

Communications Officer
Danish Development Research Network
Department of Geography and Geology
University of Copenhagen
Øster Voldgade 10
1350 Copenhagen K
Tel: +45 35322522
Email: maf@ddrn.dk

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