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.

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Political Economy of Citizenship Regimes: Tax in India and Brazil

July 2015

Political Economy of Citizenship Regimes: Tax in India and Brazil

Author: Aaron Schneider

Patterns of change in citizenship regimes help explain differences in tax structure in Brazil and India. The lessons of this study shed light on the role of cross-class coalitions in supporting state capacity in the form of increased revenues. At the same time, they reveal that the formation of cross-class coalitions is a highly contingent process, depending on the political, economic, and cultural determinants of changes to citizenship regimes, in which previously excluded groups mobilize and pursue mechanisms of incorporation to the polity.

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Social and Solidarity Finance: Tensions, Opportunities and Transformative Potential (Event Brief)

July 2015

Social and Solidarity Finance: Tensions, Opportunities and Transformative Potential (Event Brief)

Author: Simon Gewölb, Marie-Adélaïde Matheï, Joannah Caborn Wengler

This is the Event Brief of the UNRISD Workshop, in collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and the International Labour Organization, that took place on 11-12 May 2015. Recent financial crises have brought to light the social and environmental harm that can be caused by instability in the financial system. Social and solidarity finance (SSF)—which includes a range of forms of finance and exchange that pursue a social mission—may offer less volatile, and therefore more sustainable, alternatives. At a time when the development community is deciding how to finance the ambitious post-2015 sustainable development agenda, the potential for SSF to contribute to a more stable financial system that is conducive to sustainable development should not be ignored.

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Developmental Pathways to Poverty Reduction

July 2015

Developmental Pathways to Poverty Reduction

Author: Yusuf Bangura

In 2000, governments made a commitment through the MDGs to reduce poverty and hunger by half by 2015. However, despite the reorientation of much of aid policy towards the fight against poverty, there are concerns that many countries will be unable to make meaningful dents in their levels of poverty. At the centre of these concerns is whether countries are following the right development path. This book is about pathways to poverty reduction that emphasize employment-centred structural change, social policies that both protect citizens and contribute to economic development, and types of politics that support growth and redistribution. It draws on the experiences of countries that transformed their economies and reduced poverty in very short periods.

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UNRISD Classics, Volume II: Gendered Dimensions of Development

April 2015

UNRISD Classics, Volume II: Gendered Dimensions of Development

Author: Shahra Razavi, Silke Staab

This is the second volume in the UNRISD Classics series, which were produced for our 50th anniversary and bring together half a century of the Institute's research on social policy, gender and sustainable development.

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UNRISD Classics, Volume III: Revisiting Sustainable Development

April 2015

UNRISD Classics, Volume III: Revisiting Sustainable Development

Author: Peter Utting

This is the third volume in the UNRISD Classics series, which were produced for our 50th anniversary and bring together half a century of the Institute's research on social policy, gender and sustainable development.

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