1963-2013 - 50 years of Research for Social Change

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Publications


UNRISD pursues an active and varied publications programme, which includes in-house and commercially published books, special reports, programme and occasional papers, as well as newsletters on specific events and the Institute’s work in general.

This section provides a catalogue of our publications, and free online access to many of them. We encourage you to subscribe to our free email alerts service to be informed when new publications are posted on this Web site.

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Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe

March 2015

Social and Solidarity Economy: Beyond the Fringe

Author: Peter Utting

As economic crises, growing inequality and climate change prompt a global debate on the meaning and trajectory of development, increasing attention is focusing on 'social and solidarity economy' as a distinctive approach to sustainable and rights-based development. But can social and solidarity economy move beyond its fringe status? and under what conditions can it expand? Bringing together leading researchers, blending theoretical and empirical analysis, and drawing on experiences and case studies from multiple countries and regions, this volume addresses these questions. In so doing, it aims to inform a broad constituency of development actors, including scholars, practitioners, activists and policy makers.

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A Hundred Key Questions for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

March 2015

A Hundred Key Questions for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

This paper present the results of a consultative and participatory exercise that addresses the need to articulate and better align the research interests and priorities of academics and practitioners working on international development in a post-2015 international development framework. A total of 705 individuals from 109 organizations based in 34 countries were involved in the formulation of 704 questions. The questions were then discussed and shortlisted during a two-day workshop with academic and practitioners representing different world regions and areas of expertise, among whom are also the authors of this paper. The final 100 questions address a varied combination of long-standing problems that have hindered the development agenda for decades as well as new challenges emerging from broader socioeconomic, political and environmental changes.

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Migration and Health: Examining the Linkages through a Gender Lens

February 2015

Migration and Health: Examining the Linkages through a Gender Lens

Author: Jasmine Gideon

Analysing migration through a gender lens involves understanding the social relations and norms that influence women’s and men’s roles and responsibilities, and their differential access to resources and services. Gendered norms around men and women’s roles and responsibilities have also shaped migration processes and debates. This paper discusses the tensions between the feminization of migration and the domestic roles women typically assume, including unpaid care work, and examines issues related to health of migrants through a gender lens.

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Constraints on Universal Health Care in the Russian Federation: Inequality, Informality and the Failures of Mandatory Health Insurance Reforms

February 2015

Constraints on Universal Health Care in the Russian Federation: Inequality, Informality and the Failures of Mandatory Health Insurance Reforms

Author: Linda Cook

Healthcare in Russia has gone through many transformative stages, from a Soviet-era model of public provision to an emphasis on privatization under economic liberalization during the 1990, and a mix of both public and private healthcare provision now operates across Russia. Throughout all these periods, universalism has been enshrined as a guarantee. The extent to which this right has been upheld varies greatly. Underfinancing presents a persistent obstacle to universal access, and substantial inequalities in healthcare access and quality exist across different regions and income groups, with some vulnerable and marginalized groups left almost entirely excluded. Dspite efforts to improve quality and provision of healthcare, Russia has a poor record in many health indicators, and its national system is struggling to become more efficient and effective.

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Democratic Transition and Women’s Rights: Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Indonesia (Project Brief 10)

February 2015

Democratic Transition and Women’s Rights: Understanding Gender-Egalitarian Policy Change in Indonesia (Project Brief 10)

In 1998, after three decades of authoritarian rule, women’s organizations re-emerged across Indonesia in the participatory spaces opened up by the democratic transition and the decentralization process. This Brief outlines how women’s rights advocates have taken advantage of this renewed participation to influence policy change on the issues of violence against women and domestic work. Progress has been made thanks to the ability to forge broad-based alliances beyond women’s organizations. However, alliance and consensus can also collapse along the fault lines of custom and religion.

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