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In A Changing Environment for Human Security. Transformative Approaches to Research, Policy and Action. Publisher: Routledge Earthscan
In PLOS ONE
in Journal of Latin American Studies
This paper examines the concept of vulnerability in the context of maternal morbidity and mortality in Burkina Faso, an impoverished country in West Africa. Drawing on a longitudinal cohort study into the consequences of life-threatening or ‘near miss’ obstetric complications, we provide an in-depth case study of one woman’s experience of such morbidity and its aftermath.
This paper explores factors affecting individual goal satisfaction in Bangladesh and Thailand. Analysing the determinants of goal satisfaction in two countries at different levels of development enables the paper to address the broader question of whether the common practice of classifying goals as ‘universal’ (e.g. health) or ‘local’ (e.g. community relationships) has any empirical support.
This book chapter discusses the impact of China’s investments and aid policies on poverty reduction in Malawi – a country that, at the outset, does not appear to have much to offer China in terms of material benefits.
In Bull's chapter she discusses the extent to which the participation of social movements representing previously excluded groups has contributed to the transformation of current Latin American democracies.
This paper asks to what extent French and Norwegian households link global warming to their own electricity use. Furthermore, we study people’s rationales for selecting renewable sources and reducing electricity consumption at home.
Wilhite develops a new way of understanding energy sustainability through social practice theory. Wilhite highlights that our habits with regard to cooking technologies, lighting strategies, or transportation can be valued differently and practiced in multiple and varied ways.
In this book chapter, Winther examines the social and moral aspects of electricity use in zanzibari homes, highlighting changes in gender and marital relations. She also analyzes the function of electricity in providing improved security in the public sphere, setting the stage for increased engagement in both religious and municipal contexts.