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Assessing African Energy Transitions: Renewable Energy Policies, Energy Justice, and SDG 7
Renewable energy has made significant inroads in addressing growing energy demands on the African continent. However, progress towards SDG 7 is still limited and difficult to trace. Furthermore, the results-oriented rationale of the SDGs means that both policy change and the dimension of environmental justice are not covered properly. We argue that the energy justice concept may provide a powerful tool to offset looming trade-offs and enhance the co-benefits of SDG 7 within broader transition endeavours. In doing so, ...
Book Review: Qin, Yaqing. 2018. A Relational Theory of World Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 978-1316634257
Book Review: Qin, Yaqing. 2018. A Relational Theory of World Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. A Relational Theory of World Politics by Qin Yaqing offers a significant and alternative theoretical perspective as well as timely and novel insights on international relations in a rapidly changing world. It makes an important contribution to IR theorizing by providing a new ontological foundation in which relationality plays a central role.
The Dairy Value Chain
By tradition dairy farming has been a prestigious occupation in the fertile lands of the Indus basin. In Pakistan, the practice of rearing dairy animals remained a complementary activity to crop production. Deeply embedded in the rural life, dairy farming still is a sign of prestige within the agriculture sector; it forms an integral part of the socio-economic activities in rural areas and plays a supportive role in mitigating the effects of poverty by providing essential food items of daily use, family income, and ...
Credit Exclusion of the Poor
In India, about 55% of the workforce is dependent on agriculture and most of these cultivators, being small or marginal farmers, require financial help on a regular basis for their farming activities. Needless to say, such poor farmers suffer from irregular and volatile income. As these households do not possess adequate savings, accessibility to financial resources at reasonable terms and conditions is becoming a crucial parameter for their productive activities and hence, in turn, their well-being. Based on the ...
Mercosur–EU Agreement: Impact on Agriculture, Environment, and Consumers
(kassel university press, 2020-05-06)
Legal Aid Ontario lawyers organizing against the odds: A case study of professional workers unionizing
(kassel university press, 2020-06)
Sozial verantwortliche Beschaffung von Informationstechnik
(ICCD, International Center for Development and Decent Work, University of Kassel, 2013-01)
Opportunities and constraints of peri-urban buffalo and dairy cattle systems in Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
(ICDD, International Center for Development and Decent Work, University of Kassel, 2012-01)
In the big cities of Pakistan, peri-urban dairy production plays an important role for household income generation and the supply of milk and meat to the urban population. On the other hand, milk production in general, and peri-urban dairy production in particular, faces numerous problems that have been well known for decades. Peri-urban dairy producers have been especially neglected by politicians as well as non-government-organizations (NGOs). Against this background, a study in Pakistan’s third largest city, ...