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Creative and Knowledge Society     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Creative Approaches to Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Critical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Critical Studies on Terrorism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales - Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de la Facultad de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales. Universidad Nacional de Jujuy     Open Access  
Cuadernos Interculturales     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Culture Mandala : The Bulletin of the Centre for East-West Cultural and Economic Studies     Open Access  
Culture Scope     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Demographic Research     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Desacatos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Desenvolvimento em Questão     Open Access  
Developing Practice : The Child, Youth and Family Work Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access  
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 70)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Drustvena istrazivanja     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict: Pathways toward terrorism and genocide     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription  
Education, Business and Society : Contemporary Middle Eastern Issues     Hybrid Journal  
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Electronic Journal of Radical Organisation Theory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
EMPIRIA. Revista de Metodología de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Encuentros Multidisciplinares     Open Access  
Enfoques     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios del Desarrollo Social : Cuba y América Latina     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access  
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
European Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
European Review of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal  
Exchanges : the Warwick Research Journal     Open Access  
ExT : Revista de Extensión de la UNC     Open Access  
Families, Relationships and Societies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 3)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 8)
Family Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji     Full-text available via subscription  
FIVE : The Claremont Colleges Journal of Undergraduate Academic Writing     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Flaubert     Open Access  
Formation emploi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Fourth World Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
Future Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Genocide Studies and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Genocide Studies International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Géographie et cultures     Open Access  
Ghana Journal of Development Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Global Journal of Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Graduate Journal of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Hallazgos     Open Access  
He Puna Korero: Journal of Maori and Pacific Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Headmark     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
História e Cultura     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Huria : Journal of the Open University of Tanzania     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Hydra : Interdisciplinary Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
IAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
IAMURE International Journal of Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Iberoforum. Revista de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad Iberoamericana     Open Access  

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Journal Cover   IDS Bulletin
  [SJR: 0.372]   [H-I: 22]   [11 followers]  Follow
   Hybrid Journal Hybrid journal (It can contain Open Access articles)
   ISSN (Print) 0265-5012 - ISSN (Online) 1759-5436
   Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1609 journals]
  • Introduction: Changing Perspectives in Business and Development
    • Authors: Elise Wach; Jodie Thorpe
      Pages: 1 - 6
      Abstract: While development debates have largely shifted away from the polarised view of ‘state versus market’, significant divergences in understandings and approaches remain about the roles and potentials of business, state and society actors. Underlying these differences are often implicit assumptions about the nature of markets themselves. This introduction first provides an overview of current broad lines of debate and their implications and then goes on to discuss the ways in which the articles in this IDS Bulletin provide more nuanced insights about the new actors, relationships and approaches. With questions remaining about the ability of business and market‐focused initiatives to impact on social, environmental and economic aspects of development, the articles in this IDS Bulletin point to the need for approaches which are nuanced, experimental, bottom up and inclusive of multiple perspectives.
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:24.241466-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12139
  • Private Sector and Waste Management in Delhi: A Political Economy
    • Authors: Ashish Chaturvedi; Rachna Arora, Manjeet Singh Saluja
      Pages: 7 - 16
      Abstract: Due to their size and rapid growth, large cities in developing countries are increasingly challenged by burgeoning waste generation. Waste management, however, has traditionally provided employment opportunities to the many urban poor in the informal sector. These traditional models, working largely in parallel with state‐led interventions, are under pressure because they fail to address the waste management crisis. This failure, coupled with the lack of capacities of local governments, has paved the way for formal private sector participation. We examine the case of Delhi where a complex interplay of competing approaches have accompanied efforts of urban local bodies, civil society and the private sector (informal and formal) at finding a sustainable working solution. Our analysis of the complex relationship within the private sector players, and between private and public actors, provides novel insights into potential contribution of public–private partnerships for effective waste management in developing countries.
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:25.540247-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12140
  • Bangladesh Health Service Delivery: Innovative NGO and Private Sector
    • Authors: Md Rubaiyath Sarwar
      Pages: 17 - 28
      Abstract: The recent health service delivery achievements in Bangladesh have been attributed, in part, to partnerships between the government and non‐state actors and the early and rapid adoption of innovations. Through the analysis of two case studies, this article examines the factors contributing to successful partnerships for health market innovations in Bangladesh and the extent to which these innovations can contribute to market systems changes that benefit the poor. The first case examines an innovation which aims to address maternal and child health issues by creating access to information on prenatal and post‐natal care through mobile phones. The other case illustrates how Bangladesh's leading NGO partnered with one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh to develop a model for rural distribution of a micronutrient food supplement, ‘sprinkles’, to tackle the problem of micronutrient deficiency in young children.
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:24.810641-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12141
  • Smallholder Farmers in the Speciality Coffee Industry: Opportunities,
           Constraints and the Businesses that are Making it Possible
    • Authors: Inma Borrella; Carlos Mataix, Ruth Carrasco‐Gallego
      Pages: 29 - 44
      Abstract: Coffee has traditionally been a commodity product sold in a highly competitive and saturated global market. This lack of product differentiation has made coffee farmers very vulnerable to fluctuating prices. During the last decade, the coffee industry is undergoing a process of decommoditisation, offering an opportunity for farmers to differentiate their coffee in terms of sustainability and quality and to commercialise it more directly. However, smallholder farmers face productivity and transactional constraints that inhibit them from accessing these higher‐value market segments. Intermediaries are needed to connect them with this new market. In this article, we present a cross‐case study analysis of three ‘connective businesses’ that are facilitating direct trade relationships between smallholder farmers and speciality coffee roasters.
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:23.824509-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12142
  • The United Nations and Business: Towards New Modes of Global
    • Authors: Carlos Fortin; Richard Jolly
      Pages: 45 - 58
      Abstract: In the last decade and a half there have been sustained efforts on the part of the United Nations to bring the business sector into formal arrangements for dialogue and cooperation and to codify United Nations policies vis‐à‐vis business in order to give the relationship a more structured footing. This article reviews some of the most prominent of those efforts. In particular, it evaluates the available evidence about the extent to which they are achieving the aim of mobilising the skills and resources of private business for the furtherance of the goals of the United Nations; and about some of the main concerns raised by the UN–business interface, including the possible instrumentalisation of the relationship to gain public legitimacy or as a vehicle for business to influence United Nations policies and actions. It concludes that further research is needed to address these questions in a systematic manner.
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:26.340048-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12143
  • Markets for Nutrition: What Role for Business?
    • Authors: John Humphrey; Ewan Robinson
      Pages: 59 - 69
      Abstract: Policymakers are increasingly seeking to use food systems to help reduce rates of chronic undernutrition and to use markets to deliver nutrient‐rich foods to vulnerable populations. This article examines how this might be achieved, drawing lessons from three intervention types: ready‐to‐use therapeutic foods (RUTFs), mandatory fortification and voluntarily fortified products. We find that a common set of constraints tends to inhibit markets from delivering nutrition and makes it difficult to reach populations at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’. Overcoming these constraints requires a shift from working at the level of individual businesses to that of market and food systems. It also suggests a need for renewed focus on the effectiveness of products in reaching key groups, on the informal markets that serve the poor and on the inherent complexity of market systems. These findings suggest that food and nutrition policies and partnerships should be based on principles of experimentation and adaptive learning.
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:25.185-05:00
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12144
  • Is Systemic Change Part of Pro‐poor Business Approaches?
    • Authors: Jodie Thorpe
      Pages: 70 - 80
      Abstract: Business is increasingly seen as central to international development, given the power of companies within markets and other related systems that affect the lives of the poor. However, there is a rising sense that these approaches have generally not achieved substantial impact over the long term or at large scales. Based on a multi‐level perspective of systemic change, this article explores evidence from nine case studies of pro‐poor business initiatives, to examine their potential to go beyond individual company value chains and drive positive shifts in broader market systems. The analysis suggests that initiatives based around existing company value chains are less likely to be systemic than those involving the creation of new companies or platforms of actors from different parts of society. The article concludes with some implications for development agents working with business.
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:24.433453-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12145
  • Explore, Scale Up, Move Out: Three Phases to Managing Change under
           Conditions of Uncertainty
    • Authors: Marcus Jenal; Shawn Cunningham
      Pages: 81 - 92
      Abstract: Private sector development is dominated by the use of ‘good practice’ solutions, driven by a desire of the development donors to control the outcome of development initiatives – with limited success. Bottom‐up participatory approaches are more appropriate to find solutions for the complex challenge of market and private sector development. Theory‐based approaches are used to design and deliver solutions to economic development challenges. We argue that these approaches have limited potential to manage interventions that target systemic change in complex contexts. On the other hand, alternative approaches based on emergence have some essential shortcomings from the perspective of the international development system. Based on our own working experience, we propose a pragmatic way forward that aims to build on the strengths of emergence‐based approaches in complex contexts but is designed to work in the current development environment.
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:23.33126-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12146
  • Building Back Better: Business Contributing to a New Economic Paradigm
    • Authors: Katherine Trebeck
      Pages: 93 - 107
      Abstract: The sort of growth cultivated in the last few decades has come without sufficient regard to its quality or distribution. In business, excessive focus on shareholder value and short‐term objectives is problematic for social justice and sustainability. Benefits are failing to ‘trickle down’ and environmental costs grow, becoming more apparent every day. This article explores a New Economic Paradigm that involves upstream change via systemic shifts; delivering social and environmental outcomes from the outset rather than ameliorating or mitigating damage caused by current structures. Businesses can be facilitator, enhancer and deliverer of such change. To illustrate this, this discussion considers how and when businesses can advance safe and just development in terms of local economies; work; and quality rather than quantity of output. It reflects on the role of the state in galvanising effective contribution of business, for example, by inculcating new horizons and incentives; creating widened goals; and reconstituting business.
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:25.884416-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12147
  • Glossary
    • Pages: 108 - 109
      PubDate: 2015-05-21T05:57:24.746968-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12148
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