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Elizabeth Arkell |
Elizabeth Arkell is Events Coordinator and Policy Researcher at Student Movement for Real Change. » People

Katherine Chamblee |
Katherine Chamblee is director of The Village Education Project, a non-profit organization that conducts a comprehensive education program in rural Ecuador. She is a senior at Swarthmore College, where she is a double major in History and English Literature and a Phillip Evans Scholar. Ms. Chamblee is also a 2006 Truman Scholar. » People

Mined Fair for the Fair-minded | 02/14/13
Kenneth Porter, Evan O'Neil
The Alliance for Responsible Mining is working to bring ethical gold to the retail jewelry market through a new Fairtrade and Fairmined Standard. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Briefings

Can Bioregionalism Go Global Before Collapse? | 08/10/12
Richard Evanoff, Evan O'Neil
Bioregionalism proposes an alternative future in which overconsumption is drastically reduced, the natural environment is preserved, and proactive measures are taken to provide basic needs. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Briefings

The Practice of Bioregionalism | 08/09/12
Richard Evanoff, Evan O'Neil
Through local governance, appropriate technologies, and the occasional confederation for solving big problems, bioregionalism promotes human flourishing along with natural sustainability. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Briefings

Obama's Tricky Trip to El Salvador | 03/24/11
Kevin Gallagher
Coming into office, Obama seemed to be in tune with Latin America in terms of economic policy, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations indicate an about-face. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Commentary

Innovating Sovereign Wealth Funds | 02/17/11
Saleem H. Ali, Gary Flomenhoft
As we struggle to tackle financial and ecological sustainability, sovereign wealth funds such as in Alaska deserve far greater attention for positive adoption. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil | 10/07/09
Peter Maass
From Ecuador to Nigeria, in most oil-producing countries oil has not brought any benefits to the poor and has often damaged people's health and ruined the environment, says Peter Maass. As for Iraq, although the war was not "all about oil," oil certainly played an important role. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil | 10/06/09
Peter Maass, Joanne J. Myers
From Ecuador to Nigeria, in most oil-producing countries oil has not brought any benefits to the poor and has often damaged people's health and ruined the environment, says Peter Maass. As for Iraq, although the war was not "all about oil," oil certainly played an important role. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil | 10/02/09
Peter Maass, Joanne J. Myers
From Ecuador to Nigeria, in most oil-producing countries oil has not brought any benefits to the poor and has often damaged people's health and ruined the environment, says Peter Maass. As for Iraq, although the war was not "all about oil," oil certainly played an important role. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Laws Gone Wild in Ecuador | 10/02/08
Christina Madden
Ecuador is the first country to constitutionally enact ecosystem rights, expanding the mandate of environmental protection beyond personal injury and corporate license to pollute. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Briefings

Salvaging Peace with Syria | 11/20/07
Saleem H. Ali, Michael Cohen
The geography, demographics, and environment of the Golan Heights make it suitable for environmental peace-building. Putting it on the agenda at the upcoming Middle East peace talks in Annapolis may help bring Syria to the table. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Commentary

The Enclave Effect | 10/12/07
Kevin Gallagher
New research suggests that signing a trade agreement with the United States may not bring the desired investment, and if investment comes it may not translate into economic growth. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Commentary

Building The Village Education Project | 03/21/07
Katherine Chamblee
After teaching elementary school for ten weeks in a small village in rural Ecuador, I came away from the experience with a lot more than the standard shock at the poverty and conditions in the developing world. Instead, I was surprised by how little is really needed to change those conditions. » Publications » Archive » Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016) » Innovations

Sharing the Riches of the Earth: Democratizing Natural Resource-Led Development [Abstract] | 02/03/04
Keith Slack
Many developing countries are attempting to use their natural resource endowments as the basis for economic growth and development. But countries that depend heavily on resource extraction do poorly on a variety of economic indicators, including growth rates, education levels, and income inequality. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs, Volume 18.1 (Winter 2004) » Articles

Prioritizing Rights | 06/19/03
Argentina Santacruz, Juana Sotomayor
Argentina Santacruz and Juana Sotomayor illustrate the different ways that their organization is attempting to hold the Ecuadorian government accountable for undermining economic and social rights by devoting much of the country’s resources to debt repayment. » Publications » Archive » Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005) » Series 2 No. 9 (Spring 2003): Making Human Rights Work in a Globalizing World » Articles

The Meaning of a Legal Victory in the Ecuadorian Amazon | 04/06/00
Tamara Jezic, Chris Jochnick
Tamara Jezic and Chris Jochnickv try to find the meaning of a legal victory in the case of Arco Oriente and towns of Shuar and Achuar in terms of expliotation of oil, and wheter it was effective or not. » Publications » Archive » Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005) » Series 2, No. 2 (Spring 2000): Litigating Human Rights: Promise v. Perils » Articles

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