Those landmark cases where courts have assertively defended the rights of poor, vulnerable, or insular groups-such as homosexuals, refugees, or indigenous peoples-even in the face of social hostility and indifference, have generated considerable interest in the role of courts as protectors of the marginalized.
What role can and do courts play in protecting the interests and rights of vulnerable groups? Why do some marginalized groups succeed in having their rights recognized by the courts, while others fail? What makes some judiciaries more activist and receptive to their concerns and others less so?
The four articles presented in this symposium originated in an interdisciplinary workshop held in Santiago, Chile, in December 2005, which attempted to answer these questions. The focus of the workshop was on new democracies in Africa and Latin America, but participants also drew on the experiences of more developed and stable legal systems in Europe.
The Customer is King: Evidence on VAT Compliance in Tanzania
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Cecilia Kagoma, Ephraim Mdee, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen, Vincent Somville
Manly merchants: commerce, mobility and masculinity among Afghan traders in Eurasia
Anthropology of the Middle East
Income Guarantees and Borrowing in Risky Environments: Evidence from India's Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
Clive Bell and Abhiroop Mukhopadhyay
Kinship, Caste, and Health: Illness and Treatment in Upland Orissa
Clive Bell and Susanne van Dillen
Journal of Development Studies
A critical look at civil society and peace building in Sudan (in arabic)
Bulletin of Sudanese Studies
Commentary: Enclosing Blue Commons, Generating Blue Growth? Comment on Fiona McCormack’s “Precarity, Indigeneity and the Market in Māori Fisheries"
The Political, Research, Programmatic, and Social Responses to Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights in the 25 Years Since the International Conference on Population and Development
Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, M.B.B.S., M.Sc. a,*, B. Jane Ferguson, M.S.W., M.S.C. b,
Journal of Adolescent Health
A Critique of the Humanitarian (B)order of Things
Antonio De Lauri
Journal of Identity and Migration Studies