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Naila Maier-Knapp

common concern of economic growth and national resilience, ASEAN now has established regional structures which have been vital in enhancing development and dialogue on a broad range of issues across the Southeast Asian region. Over the years, the

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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

A new space for a study of novel forms of diplomacy

Zane Šime

that paradiplomacy gains prominence where national leadership fails to address certain community's aspirations, identity traits, or demands. On the contrary, German Länder mirror the overall observation of sub-national regions cherishing increasingly

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Eliana Elisabeth Diehl and Esther Jean Langdon

inequities and inequalities. Based on the concept of “differentiated attention” for its Indigenous Peoples, Brazil’s National Policy for Health Care of Indigenous Peoples guarantees universal access, respect and validation of traditional practices, and

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From philanthropy to impact investing

The case of Luxembourg

Shirlita Espinosa

key to Filipino diaspora identity. Called bayanihan —the selfless contribution to help in the spirit of belonging to one’s community—this collective behaviour is oft-cited by the state to encourage transfers and is also the reason philanthropic giving

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Steve Kwok-Leung Chan

study and high on the agenda of the United Nations, IGOs, and many NGOs. The term “trafficking” in persons is well defined legally as well as in various international covenants and national policy papers. The United Nations Convention against

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positioning in places such as Turkey that act as bridges between regions and thus, connections between economies, political systems, and identities. Whereas nodes of intersections between regions can provide opportunities to dynamic communities, the recent

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Regional and sub-regional effects on development policies

The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared

Lauri Siitonen

kind of analysis is to take a step away from centrifugal to sub-regional focus, from an institutional approach to one looking at policy processes from within the countries concerned. When looking at the national culture and identity as possible factors

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Improving and protecting human rights

A reflection of the quality of education for migrant and marginalized Roma children in Europe

Silvia-Maria Chireac and Anna Devis Arbona

countries they sett led in, regarding language and ethnic identity, they recognize each other as part of a special people sharing and shaping a common cultural tradition over many hundreds of years. The attempted cultural extermination of the community in

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From proclamation to denial

Indigenous rights and political participation in Venezuela

Catherine Alès

despite legal protections at the regional, national, and local levels. Also, if such a situation is common for indigenous people in many countries in Latin America, what is specific to the Venezuelan case? These questions will be at the heart of this

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Regional integration from “below” in West Africa

A study of transboundary town-twinning of Idiroko (Nigeria) and Igolo (Benin)

Olukayode A. Faleye

; Schultz, 2009 ). As observed by Arreola (1996) , twinning is inevitably transnational and international. It contributes in varying degrees to the formation of commonality reaching beyond national configurations. In Europe, twinning has a recognized