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Assisted “voluntary” return of women to Kosovo

Rhetoric and reality within the framework of development

Sandra Sacchetti

the family has the will, desire, and actual means to sustain the returned person. Both assumptions remain unconfirmed by the findings of this study. Mirlinda’s story illustrates how women, if they refuse to comply with social norms, are ostracized

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Women and development in Vietnam

Caught between social tradition and economic globalization

Khuat Thu Hong

, while at the same time they are required to be modest, reserved and obedient as insisted upon by traditional norms and stereotypes seen as the root core of the identity of “true Vietnamese women.” Does discrimination exist in Vietnam today? If so

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Human rights-based service delivery

Assessing the role of national human rights institutions in democracy and development in Ghana and Uganda

Richard Iroanya, Patrick Dzimiri, and Edith Phaswana

serve as important links between international human rights norms and the states. This unique role provides critical national and international institutional support to citizens’ human rights claims and reinforces the idea that state authority is derived

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Conceptualizing sub-national regional cooperation

Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia case study

Diana Morales

“written and unwritten codes and norms that provide necessary stability and predictability to enable basic economic functions—production, distribution, [and] consumption” ( Gertler, 2010, p.2 ). These rules have diverse origins and hierarchies, ranging from

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The psychology of regions

A Vygotskian perspective

Luk Van Langenhove

any analyses of the social realm with a study of communicative interactions, or conversations, which are the essence of human exchanges. It is within conversations that ideas and norms emerge and are being spread. Another key element of social

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Sébastien Dubé

. Riggirozzi , P. ( 2017 ). Regional integration and welfare: Framing and advocating pro-poor norms through southern regionalisms . New Political Economy 22 ( 6 ), 661 – 675 . . 10

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Anne-Laure Amilhat Szary

,” a term that first appeared in a Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2016, means the matching of sex and gender identity; it gives a name to the dominant norm of our society and frames the path to heterosexual relationships. Gendering the region implies

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Naila Maier-Knapp

instances, where various actors seek to promote their interests and norms into the process of recovery. Tracing the relationship between crises, cooperation and cohesion, 1978–2003 One month after the first ministerial meeting between the foreign

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Timothy M. Shaw and Abigail Kabandula

comparative politics text, citing the Ibrahim Index, and it emphasizes demand from the continent's emerging middle classes. In turn, especially in Africa, “contemporary” “global” issues—wide varieties of ecology, gender, governance, health, norms, technology

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The Ukrainian divide

The power of historical narratives, imagined communities, and collective memories

Alina Penkala, Ilse Derluyn, and Ine Lietaert

overarching norm. However, imperial policies toward particular regions and ethnic groups varied. Little Russians, because they were Orthodox, were allowed to join the ruling “Great Russian” community ( Bilenky, 2012 ; Szporluk, 2008 ), and many joined the