RLC Valdívia: 7th Dialogue at Human Scale with RLA Laureates Juan Pablo Orrego and Juan Garcés

On July 9, 2021, RLC Campus Valdivia virtually organized the 7th Dialogue at Human Scale which was transmitted live on Youtube and Facebook. This year, the two RLA Laureates Juan Pablo Orrego (Chile) and Juan Garcés (Spain) spoke on the topic “From environmental degradation to social degradation, reflections to consider …

No Women, No Peace: Gender Equality, Conflict and Peace in Myanmar

Myanmar Policy Briefing There has long been a need for a deeper understanding of the intersections of gender, ethnicity and other identities in peace-building and democratisation. Progress on the rights of women and the participation by women’s organisations in conflict resolution and national reform are vital if sustainable peace and …

Power in India: radical pathways

India has strongly entrenched power hierarchies that have historical roots but have also been exacerbated by inequalities and injustices that have deepened with economic globalisation. However grassroots political movements are emerging in India that could signal a gradual shift to direct or radical democracy, coupled with making representative democracy more …

Freedom technologists and the future of global justice

In the wake of early 2010s upheavals such as the Arab Spring, Spain’s indignados, or the global Occupy movement, many commentators were quick to either invoke the presumed tech-savvy of ‘digital natives’ or the purported ‘cyber-utopianism’ of net freedom advocates who supported the protests. But what role have internet freedom …

The Effect of Industrial Cluster Policy on Firm Performance in Ethiopia: Evidence from the Leather Footware Clust

by Tigabu Degu Getahun This paper empirically analyzes the productivity, profitability,  innovation and network effects of a public policy promoting micro and small scale industrial clusters in Ethiopia. To this end, firm-level survey data was collected from randomly selected clustered leather shoe manufacturers that have directly benefited from the policy …

Marginality as a Root Cause of Poverty: Identifying Marginality Hotspots in Ethiopia

by Christine Husmann Marginality refers to a position at the margins of social, political, economic, ecological, and biophysical systems. The paper applies this concept to the case of Ethiopia. Marginality hotspots are mapped by overlaying seven different indicators using Geographic Information System software. Results show that people in the South-West …

Conflict over Ltungai Conservancy: A Case of Fatal Competition over Grazing Land and Water among the Samburu and Pokot in north-western Kenya

by Willis Okumu PhD student at the RLC Campus Bonn, published a working paper  on “Conflict over Ltungai Conservancy: A Case of Fatal Competition over Grazing Land and Water among the Samburu and Pokot in north-western Kenya”, in: Mulugeta Gebrehiwot Berhe (eds.) “A Delicate Balance Land Use, Minority Rights and Social …