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Policy coherence for development and migration

Analyzing US and EU policies through the lens of normative transformation

Harlan Koff

The European Union’s 2015–2016 “migration/asylum crisis” gave renewed prominence to discussions over the relationship between migration, security and development in global affairs. The EU’s policy responses to these flows have confirmed that

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Policing, Policy and Practice

Responding to Disorder in North Belfast

Neil Jarman

Rioting and street disorder have been a recurrent problem in Northern Ireland over the course of the peace process. This article reviews a range of the responses that have been developed to try to address the disorder and to better understand the process of the creation and development of policy. The article starts from interpretation of policy as a process of social relations involving the interaction of different sectors of society and it discusses how government and community actors have responded in different ways to the violence, but over the course of time have come to a broadly shared understanding of the most appropriate means of managing the conflict.

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Regional and sub-regional effects on development policies

The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared

Lauri Siitonen

mainly in Europe. Nevertheless, the argument could be made that continued mutual cooperation molds small states’ role perceptions and thereby also their foreign policies, including development policies. Indeed, the Nordic countries cooperated in the 1960s

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Policy as Experimentation

Failing ‘Forward’ Towards Universal Health Coverage in India

Ursula Rao

participating private and public hospitals. The publicly funded policy covered up to five family members, whose biometric and demographic data were stored on a smart card for secure identification at hospital receptions. Reading the card details would trigger a

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Erin R. Eldridge

disaster from 2009 to 2013, primary and secondary data, and insights from preliminary research in North Carolina, this article describes the social and ecological violence administrated through coal ash policies and practices. Utilizing various frameworks

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Workshop Scribbles, Policy Work and Impact

Anthropological Sensibilities in Praxis at an FASD Workshop

Michelle Stewart

This article reports on a workshop that was held with frontline workers in Canada and discusses the role of anthropological sensibilities as they inform research, community engagement and policy outcomes. The workshop brought together frontline workers to discuss foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, a complex and lifelong disability – one that often raises social-justice concerns. The goal was to facilitate a space in which participants could share their experiences and potentially bring about better outcomes for people living with this disability. The article focuses on the workshop in relationship to anthropological sensibilities, anchored in lateral research practices, with attention to poly-vocality and relational ways of understanding, all of which inform our practice and potential impacts. This article critically analyses the role of applied research as it is informed by other disciplines and concurrently constrained by different forces.

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Introducing a New Dataset

The Israeli Policy Agendas Project

Amnon Cavari, Maoz Rosenthal, and Ilana Shpaizman

Elmer E. Schattschneider famously claimed that the struggle over what to fight about is the most fundamental political struggle (1960). The Israeli policy agenda project focuses on assessing this struggle in Israel. In doing so, the project

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Constructing and practising student engagement in changing institutional cultures

Lisa Garforth and Anselma Gallinat

practices; as a policy goal and pedagogical strategy; and as an instrument for managing rapid reform and changing institutional cultures – in institutional discourses and in students’ experiences. This special issue draws together some of the contributions

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Victoria C. Ramenzoni and David Yoskowitz

interagency groups to undertake the task of embedding social, behavioral, and economic tools into policy and governance. As a result, the US Department of the Interior (DOI), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency

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Ethnographic Humanism

Migrant Experiences in the Quest for Well-Being

Anne Sigfrid Grønseth and Robin Oakley

The articles in this volume reinforce the power of ethnographic humanism, of anthropology in action. The focus is on the relationship between macro political forces and their influence on the varied experiences of health in advanced industrial capitalist contexts. Our approach views migrants as capable agents negotiating new lives for themselves and confronting the challenges they face. We strongly advocate socially informed policy that offers at minimum recognition to migrants as full fledged members of the new society that they have voluntarily or involuntarily migrated to.