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A Dignified Meal

Negotiated Spaces in India’s School Meal Program

Sony Pellissery, Sattwick Dey Biswas, and Biju Abraham

through the window. It is drizzling outside. He is perplexed at the thought of going out in the rain against his mother’s advice. But he has no option other than to stand in the queue, whether in the rain or under the hot sun, since the food is served in

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The Rise of the "Global Social"

Origins and Transformations of Social Rights under UN Human Rights Law

Ulrike Davy

The article explores how national social policy ideas and UN-sponsored international social rights interrelate, historically and recently. Based on UN documents of the 1940s and 1950s, the article argues that UN-sponsored social rights – the "global social" – originally did not primarily reflect welfare statism (as taken for granted today), but drew on competing ideas (liberal welfare statism, developmental thinking, socialism). Based on an analysis of the state reports under the Social Covenant from 1977 to 2011, the article also argues that the states' reading of the UN social rights became more homogeneous over time. Only from the 1990s did essentials of welfare statism spread globally. This recent reading of the "global social" focuses on poverty and basic rights, such as the right to food and housing, with instruments like social assistance and measures enabling access to health services, education and land. The article draws on a global database of UN documents created by the author.

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The Role of Small-Scale Farming in Familial Care

Reducing Work Risks Stemming from the Market Economy in Northeast Thailand

Shinsuke Tomita, Mario Ivan Lopez, and Yasuyuki Kono

stabilize the provision of food for consumption ( Rambo 2017 ). Out-migration to Bangkok and to central Thailand has been a major source of income for households in the northeast since the late 1980s ( Konchan and Kono 1996 ), and at present, out

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The Rule of Law as a Condition for Development Toward Sustainability

Toward a New Legally Oriented Environment at a Global Level

Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini

the LOE approach as an enabler is quite significant as far as food and nutrition security are concerned. The reciprocal links on this ground are of increasing importance, as evident in the Second International Conference on Nutrition organized jointly

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Sisyphean Struggles

Encounters and Interactions within Two US Public Housing Programs

Erika Gubrium, Sabina Dhakal, Laura Sylvester, and Aline Gubrium

, categorical social security benefits—old age/survivor insurance, unemployment benefits, workers’ compensation, disability insurance, and Medicare—and a bottom tier of means-tested benefits—Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, earned income tax

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Humanosphere Potentiality Index

Appraising Existing Indicators from a Long-term Perspective

Takahiro Sato, Mario Ivan López, Taizo Wada, Shiro Sato, Makoto Nishi, and Kazuo Watanabe

than a hundred scholars to conduct a wide range of interdisciplinary studies on sustainable development in Asia and Africa from a global, long-term perspective. 4 Without serious goals and global political will for meeting food security and

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Love and Violence

Sartre and the Ethics of Need

Katharine Wolfe

interminable, ever re-enfolding, ‘end.’ The human being in search of food, water, or shelter experiences—through a lived sense of lack—the external world as threatening her inner world with destruction. She responds to this threat by seeking to incorporate into

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Ananta Kumar Giri

forget that the sun rises every morning, birds sing, we get energy and will to live not only from the sun, the moon, food, money, and petrol but also from the way we look at each other, smile with each other, and sing together. Poetry here constitutes a

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Governing the Sun

The Challenges of Geoengineering

Klaus Radunsky and Tim Cadman

, livelihoods, water supply, food security, and economic growth are projected to increase with existing and near-future levels of CO2 ( Berringer 2013 ; Cockfield 2013 ; Gow 2013 ; Hil 2013 ; Pittock 2013 ; Rose 2013 ). Despite this, nation-states seem

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Antipoverty Measures

The Potential for Shaming and Dignity Building through Delivery Interactions

Erika Gubrium and Sony Pellissery

Sen 1983 ; Townsend 1979 ). Our working definition of poverty moves beyond a sole focus on income or the material (what someone earns or owns) to the multidimensional and relational. In addition to failing to have the necessary food, housing, and