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Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

The Social Worlds of Wheat

Jessica Barnes

exemplifies the significance of this seed exchange ( Paulsen and Shroyer 2008 ). In the spring of 1842 Fife planted some wheat seeds that he had received from a friend. The friend had obtained the seeds at the Glasgow docks from a German shipment. Only one of

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Natural Resources by Numbers

The Promise of “El uno por mil” in Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Oil Operations

Amelia Fiske

estimated dollar values oil would bring. In August 2013, however, Correa announced that since only $13.3 million had been raised from donors such as Spain, Germany, and Italy, he was terminating the initiative. For Correa, the failure of the Yasuní

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Neglected Tropical Diseases

Creating a New Disease Grouping

Samantha Vanderslott

” meaning other than malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS (WHO 2005). The meeting was hosted by WHO and the German government, with public health, economics, and human rights experts present, and led to the creation of the WHO department for NTDs ( Savioli et

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Fostering peace through dialogue

The international social democratic movement and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Pentti Väänänen

The Socialist International (SI), the worldwide forum of the socialist, social democratic, and labor parties, actively looked for a solution to the Jewish-Palestinian conflict in the 1980s. At that time, the Israeli Labour Party still was the leading political force in Israel, as it had been historically since the foundation of the country. The Labour Party was also an active member of the SI. The Party’s leader, Shimon Peres, was one of its vice-presidents. At the same time, the social democratic parties were the leading political force in Western Europe. Several important European leaders, many of them presidents and prime ministers, were involved in the SI’s work. They included personalities such as Willy Brandt of Germany; former president of the SI, Francois Mitterrand of France; James Callaghan of Great Britain; Bruno Kreisky of Austria; Bettini Craxi of Italy; Felipe Gonzalez of Spain; Mario Soares of Portugal; Joop de Uyl of the Netherlands; Olof Palme of Sweden; Kalevi Sorsa of Finland; Anker Jörgensen of Denmark; and Gro Harlem Brudtland of Norway—all of whom are former vice-presidents of the SI. As a result, in the 1980s, the SI in many ways represented Europe in global affairs, despite the existence of the European Community (which did not yet have well-defined common foreign policy objectives).

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Bret Gustafson, Francesco Carpanini, Martin Kalb, James Giblin, Sarah Besky, Patrick Gallagher, Andrew Curley, Jen Gobby, and Ryan Anderson

drylands. Martin Kalb Bridgewater College Gissibl, Berhard. 2016. The Nature of German Imperialism: Conservation and the Politics of Wildlife in Colonial East Africa . New York: Berghahn Books, 2016. 374 pp. ISBN 978-1-78533-175-6. The Nature of German

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John Agnew

wealthier northerners (Germany, the Netherlands, etc.) insisted on loan conditions that placed the consequences on the backs of southern citizens rather than on the banks that had made the bad bets. New crises, including the British decision to leave the EU

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’s promises to renegotiate North American regionalism be implemented? Will voters support populist movements in key European elections in France, Germany, and the Netherlands? Will Turkey continue to suffer from terrorism? For 2017 Regions & Cohesion

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EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

A new space for a study of novel forms of diplomacy

Zane Šime

( Tatham & Bauer, 2014, p. 260 ). Then there is a whole list of regions known for their decades-long active presence in Brussels and direct interest articulation to the EU institutions ( Newhouse, 1997, p. 68 ). Among German Länder , the existing body of

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Richard Meissner and Jeroen Warner

-based, German-born international human rights advocate and Earth Peoples’ representative, posted the signed declarations on the interest group's blog in February 2012 (Earth Peoples, 2012). The declarations also have tags that take the reader to a webpage

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Zenyram Koff Maganda

. I know a few European countries that are on their way to sustainability, which include: Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Finland. I have visited these countries, and they look clean and organized. When I walk through their cities, I