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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  
Cultura - Hombre - Sociedad     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cultura Científica     Open Access  
Cultural Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Cultural Trends     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Culturales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
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: 9)
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: 12)
Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Diálogo     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
DIFI Family Research and Proceedings     Open Access  
Discourse & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 228)
Distinktion : Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
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: 7)
e-Gnosis     Open Access  
Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Économie et Solidarités     Full-text available via subscription  
Educación y Territorio     Open Access  
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: 8)
Electoral Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
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)
Enfoques     Open Access  
Enseñanza de las Ciencias Sociales     Open Access  
Entramado     Open Access  
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Espace populations sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 1)     Open Access  
Estudios Avanzados     Open Access  
Estudios del Desarrollo Social : Cuba y América Latina     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Estudios Fronterizos     Open Access  
Estudios Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethics and Social Welfare     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Ethnic and Racial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Ethnobotany Research & Applications : a journal of plants, people and applied research     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Eureka Street     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Futures Research     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
European Online Journal of Natural and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
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: 7)
European View     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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: 4)
Family Matters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Family Process     Partially Free   (Followers: 2)
Family Relations     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
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  
Future Times     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Genocide Studies and Prevention     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Genocide Studies International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Géographie et cultures     Open Access  
Ghana Journal of Development Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Global Journal of Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription  
Global Social Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Graduate Journal of Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Grief Matters : The Australian Journal of Grief and Bereavement     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
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)
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  
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  
Iconos. Revista de Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
IdeAs. Idées d'Amérique     Open Access  
Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
IDS Bulletin     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
IEEE Transactions on Computational Social Systems     Full-text available via subscription  
Illness, Crisis, & Loss     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Immigrants & Minorities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Impact     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access  
InPsych : The Bulletin of the Australian Psychological Society Ltd     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)

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Journal Cover IDS Bulletin
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     ISSN (Print) 0265-5012 - ISSN (Online) 1759-5436
     Published by John Wiley and Sons Homepage  [1604 journals]   [SJR: 0.46]   [H-I: 20]
  • Preface
    • Authors: Harald Schenker; Corinne Huser
      Pages: v - v
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:15.096235-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12098
  • Introduction – Localising Governance: An Outlook on Research and
    • Authors: Anuradha Joshi; Markus Schultze‐Kraft
      Pages: 1 - 8
      Abstract: The past two decades have seen an enormous increase in academic and policy attention to, and engagement with, governance at the sub‐national and local levels. Yet, our understanding of the conditions that enable local governments to deliver services to citizens, reduce poverty, be inclusive and responsive, bridge cleavages in divided post‐conflict societies or represent citizen interests to higher levels of authority remains limited. Drawing on different perspectives, the articles contained in this IDS Bulletin take a fresh look at how local governance ‘really’ works and how it could become more accountable, effective and legitimate to support development that favours poor and marginalised people. Extending the boundaries of prevailing debates on methodological and conceptual issues, civil society, political and power relationships, and the challenges of decentralisation in (post)‐conflict settings, the authors offer an outlook on taking forward the work on localising governance and designing policies that help improve its performance.
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:13.512912-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12099
  • Power Above and Below the Waterline: Bridging Political Economy and Power
    • Authors: Jethro Pettit; Andrés Mejía Acosta
      Pages: 9 - 22
      Abstract: The power relations that underlie poverty and exclusion can make or break development programmes, if not understood and addressed at all stages of design and implementation. Political economy and power analysis represent distinct but complementary approaches to making sense of power in the context of development initiatives. Both approaches are used to provide organisations with a better understanding of key actors and their interests, and of the enabling and constraining structures, conditions and narratives in which their actions take place. These include both observable and less visible norms, institutions and discourses, and the formal and informal motivations shaping different actors’ behaviour in supporting or blocking change. This article seeks to clarify the similarities and differences between political economy and power analysis, what they each can offer, and how they may be used in complementary ways to make development cooperation more effective and transformative.
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:15.480607-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12100
  • Reading the Local Context: A Causal Chain Approach to Social
    • Authors: Anuradha Joshi
      Pages: 23 - 35
      Abstract: There is a general consensus that ‘context’ matters for development outcomes, yet we have little understanding of how exactly ‘context’ affects outcomes. This article focuses on the question of ‘context’ in social accountability (SA) initiatives by separating macro‐ and micro‐contextual factors. On the macro side (country level), accountability processes need to take into account broad factors such as national histories of citizen–state engagement. On the micro side, local factors can drive the extent to which SA initiatives are successful, even within otherwise broadly similar national contexts. The article outlines the basic components of accountability and proposes a ‘causal chain'strategy to better understand the micro‐context. This would allow existing evidence to be reorganised to assess the promise of existing and new initiatives by deconstructing the various mini‐causal pathways (i.e. in the micro‐context) and understanding the contextual conditions that make them work.
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:15.149032-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12101
  • Power, Violence, Citizenship and Agency
    • Authors: Rosemary McGee
      Pages: 36 - 47
      Abstract: Peace‐building, state‐building and democratisation efforts often focus strongly on the state, and follow the Weberian logic of states holding the monopoly of the legitimate use of violence. In doing so, they may be neglecting more recent and nuanced understandings of the nature of governance arrangements in fragile and conflict settings, and of the range and scope of citizen agency both in general and in such settings. This article presents a research programme on Power, Violence, Citizenship and Agency, which sets out to counter the state‐heavy or at best ‘CSO‐heavy’ approach of many aid agencies and peace‐building change agents. Through a fresh look at relevant literature and theory and case studies in five settings marked by violent conflict, the programme seeks to construct the conceptual clarity and synergies that are needed to underpin shifts towards more citizen‐centred perspectives among aid and change agents working in situations of chronic violence and fragility.
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:14.755405-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12102
  • Beyond Ballotocracy: Citizens' Voices and the Many Faces of Unruly
    • Authors: Mariz Tadros
      Pages: 48 - 57
      Abstract: This article is an empirical account of how modes of capturing citizen voices from above (via elections) diverged with expressions of citizen dissidence from below (through unruly politics), leading to a disjuncture between Western policy and scholarly analyses and the situation on the ground in post‐Mubarak Egypt in the period 2011–13. The article does not suggest the abandonment of elections as a means of capturing citizen voices but unless elections are complemented with other measures that capture the changing ‘citizen pulse’ across different times and spaces, disconnects between what is happening on the ground in Egypt and international and national policy will grow, with the outcome of growing violence and loss of human lives. The article argues that attempts to methodologically capture the ‘pulse of citizens’ must be sensitive to its dynamic nature (requiring constant revision and verification) and sensitive to the highly specific contextual nature of its expression and decryption.
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:14.078921-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12103
  • Distributing the Wealth from the Earth
    • Authors: Javier Arellano Yanguas; Andrés Mejía Acosta
      Pages: 58 - 68
      Abstract: This article explains different criteria and mechanisms for distributing extractive industries (EI) revenues between central and local governments across countries and territories. It reveals that institutional or systemic predictors of distribution are not enough to explain different shares of revenue sharing. The proportion of EI revenues effectively transferred to sub‐national governments is neither related to the level of fiscal decentralisation of the countries nor to their federal or unitary nature. We suggest that the relative strength of the sub‐national governments vis-à‐vis the central government as well as the relative alignment of preferences between local and national governments have a significant impact on transferring EI revenues. We conclude that administrative or fiscal decentralisation alone are not sufficient to ensure an effective distribution of natural resource revenues. Effective political decentralisation can reduce vertical asymmetries and ensure a more equitable distribution of wealth across all jurisdictions.
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:13.211044-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12104
  • Devolving the Power to Divide: Sectarian Relations in Egypt
    • Authors: Mariz Tadros
      Pages: 69 - 80
      Abstract: This article is about decentralisation and social cohesion in religiously heterogeneous communities in times of political transition. Post‐Mubarak Egypt is taken as a case study involving the informal devolution of power in managing sectarian relations between the majority Muslim and minority Christian populations between February 2011 and June 2012. On the surface, the process had features of a political decentralisation of power which holds promise of downward accountability. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF) delegated the governance of local sectarian conflict to religious community leaders enjoying high popularity, a policy that was subsequently followed by the Muslim Brotherhood‐led government. However, the process of local leaders assuming the power to govern was also an unintended consequence of the collapse of rule of law in a context of extreme political volatility associated with a country in revolt.
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:13.76286-05:0
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12105
  • Connecting Citizens to the State: Informal Local Governance Institutions
           in the Western Balkans
    • Authors: Shandana Khan Mohmand; Snezana Misic Mihajlovic
      Pages: 81 - 91
      Abstract: There is a growing scholarly and policy awareness of the fact that informal institutions that lie wholly or partly outside formal state structures and that take on various governance‐related functions have tremendous potential to strengthen citizen participation, encourage inclusive decision‐making and promote improved service delivery at the local level. Local informal governance institutions that play an active role in promoting citizen participation in decision‐making at the municipal level exist all over the Western Balkans. However, systematic empirical research on these is limited. This article is an initial analytical attempt at bringing together some of the existing literature and data on these institutions in four Western Balkan countries together with our own original research on the topic. Our analysis indicates an important role that these informal institutions play in the areas of citizen participation, inclusive decision‐making and service provision.
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:15.844565-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12106
  • Decentralisation and Accountability in War‐to‐Peace
           Transitions: The Case of Kosovo
    • Authors: Markus Schultze‐Kraft; Engjellushe Morina
      Pages: 92 - 104
      Abstract: In spite of the scant evidence of a positive correlation between decentralisation and strengthened local development and governance, decentralisation has been promoted as a tool to consolidate peace and re‐build states in countries emerging from violent conflict, especially in settings torn apart by ethnic and other identity‐based cleavages. A key difficulty decentralisation has faced in many non‐conflict settings is related to the challenge of instituting effective mechanisms of accountability. This difficulty is compounded in war‐to‐peace transitions. Using Kosovo as our case study, we highlight the risk of negative trade‐offs between what we call the ‘political’(peace‐building) and ‘functional’(state‐building) dimensions of decentralisation. While quite successful in terms of mitigating tensions between the Albanian majority and Serb minority, decentralisation has contributed little to enhancing cooperation and trust between the two communities and improving local governance. Weak accountability – both formal and social – needs to be addressed to conclude Kosovo's war‐to‐peace transition.
      PubDate: 2014-08-28T09:50:14.415515-05:
      DOI: 10.1111/1759-5436.12107
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