Do human rights matter in bilateral aid allocation? The article analyzes the role of human aid allocation of 21 donor countries. It applies econometric analysis to a panel covering a period from 1985 to 1997. Results show that respect for human rights splays a statistically significant role for most donors at the aid eligibility stage.
Economic development and democracy reconsidered No abstract available
“He didn’t mean to hit mom, I think”: positioning, agency and point in adolescents 'narratives about domestic violence ABSTRATCT: This paper analyses the narratives of adolescents who have experienced domestic violence. It focuses on what we can learn about being an adolescent who experiences domestic violence, using a narrative approach. Attentive to both form and content, the paper sheds light on why the narrative, is being told, who the actors in the narratives are, who are positioned in the forefront/background and what the point of the narrative is….
Critical reflections on youth and equality in the rural context Drawing on a research study in a rural school in Victoria, Australia, this paper seeks to examine the ways in which young people make sense of and negotiate the challenges they encounter in their communities and in their post-secondary school transitions through two dominant discourses of equality: liberal egalitarianism and neoliberalism.
Longing to belong: Children in the residential care and their experiences to peer relationships at school and in the children’s home This paper explores the meaning and experience of peer relationships to one group of children living in residential care in Ireland. The findings suggest that the children are aware of their “care” status and developed a number of strategies to manage this identity at school.
International peace-building: A theoretical analysis International peace building can improve the prospects that a civil war will be resolved. The researchers test this proposition with an extensive data set of 124 post WWII civil wars and find that multilateral, United Nations peace operations make a positive difference. UN peacekeeping is positively correlated with democratization processes after civil war.
“For Maori, language is precious. And without it we are a bit lost”: Maori experiences of aphasia Background experiences of aphasia are shaped by culture. Therefore to provide appropriate services for people with aphasia, speech language therapists must understand aphasia from their potential clients' cultural perspective. This study aimed to describe and interpret the experiences of Maori with aphasia to inform service delivery for this population.
Stepping into formal politics: Women’s engagement in formal political processes in irrigation in rural India Based on a survey of 592 women in rural Himachal Pradesh, this paper analyses how these policies affect women engagement in formal political processes. Results indicate that factors from the private and individual domains influence female participation in formal political processes.
On social inequality: Analyzing the rich-poor disparity This paper presents a new approach to the analysis of wealth and income distributions, which sets its spotlight on the most heated facet of the current heated debate on social inequality. Our approach offers researchers highly applicable tools to statistically analyze the growing gap between the rich and the poor.
“My life’s been a total disaster but I feel privileged”: care-leavers' access to personal records and their implication for social work practice. Drawing on in-depth interviews with a group of Australian care-leavers, this paper discusses their experiences of accessing personal records. Accessing these records was often highly significant to identity formation, but could produce both positive and negative effects…