On inequality, let’s do the Palma (because the Gini is so last century)

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How to build local government accountability in South Africa? A conversation with partners

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When it comes to closing down Google Reader, I’m with Hitler

I start most days catching up on the news via Google Reader. Anything new from all my favourite wonk gurus, handily collected together, to be read for subsequent blogging and tweeting. So of course they’re shutting it down. Grrrrrrr. Let me know when the campaign begins [h/t Chris Blattman]

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When it comes to closing down Google Reader, I'm with Hitler

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Doing a big Alaska: the case for a global social protection fund

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How can South Africa promote citizenship and accountability? A conversation with some state planners

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What’s the link between land grabs, trade rules and climate change? Good new briefing from Sophia Murphy

You can rely on Sophia Murphy for crisp, credible analyses of agricultural trade and food issues. Her latest paper, Land Grabs and Fragile Food Systems, is up to her usual standard. She locates the current row over land grabs in some broader debates that have rather fallen off the agenda, namely globalization and trade rules. […]

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What's the link between land grabs, trade rules and climate change? Good new briefing from Sophia Murphy

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The state of Africa – report from a 23 country road trip (and I’m in South Africa for a couple of weeks)

I’m in South Africa this week, speaking at various events, including a panel on the developmental state and inequality at Wits in Johannesburg (Tuesday 12th), a book launch in Durban on Thursday 14th, a panel on active citizenship and food justice at the Sustainability Institute in Cape Town on Monday 18th and a lecture on […]

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The state of Africa – report from a 23 country road trip (and I'm in South Africa for a couple of weeks)

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