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  1. CfP: On Poverty and Its Eradication

    …ontext, contributions on the classics of poverty and poverty relief are welcomed, not only the well-known foundational reasonings, estimates, and legislative debates but also neglected gems such as John Chrysostom’s fourth century estimate that ten percent of the great city of Antioch lived in poverty (and another ten percent in wealth) and the sixteenth century De Subventione Pauperum, written by Juan Luis Vives for the Senate of Bruges. The new…

  2. CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure. A Sociological Perspective

    over than medium and high-technology industries, such as the pharmaceutical, computer, electronics and automotive sectors. The UN nonetheless notes that the crisis offers the opportunity to foster industrialization and improve the global distribution of groundbreaking technologies. In emerging from the pandemic, it highlights key areas of focus, including continuing to expand mobile broadband networks, increasing R&D investment, and improving rura…

  3. CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 1: No Poverty. A Sociological Perspective

    …been greatly exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, for example, around 120 million people were pushed back into extreme poverty, representing the first increase in extreme poverty in over 20 years. Along with workers in the informal economy, the pandemic has also disproportionately impacted young and female workers. At present, the goal of eradicating poverty by 2030 is not on course to be met, with around 600 million people expected…

  4. CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing. A Sociological Perspective

    …igital social innovation, e-health, plant-based innovation, food innovation, AI, ICT, and 3D solutions, social and service robotics, smart environments, gerontechnology, and welfare technology. Keywords: SDG3, essential health services, mental health, universal health coverage, health inequalities, well-being Co-Editors: – Sangeeta Chattoo, University of York, United Kingdom – Chimaraoke Izugbara, International Center for Research on Women, United…

  5. CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. A Sociological Perspective

    …Development Goal, which is to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.” Progress toward this goal is measured by a number of individual targets and indicators. The UN’s most recent SDG progress report notes that prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, cities had “rising numbers of slum dwellers, worsening air pollution, minimal open public spaces and limited convenient access to public transport.” In recent years, th…

  6. CfP: Towards 2030: Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth. A Sociological Perspective

    …ons of labor rights and secure working environments for all workers. – Open, dynamic, and inclusive labor markets that respect fundamental principles and rights at work, with simple, transparent, flexible, and predictable legal employment frameworks. – Policy measures needed to address global, national, regional, and local asymmetries in resource mobilization, technological know-how, and market power. – Development-oriented policies and comprehens…

  7. 2017 HDCA Conference – Cape Town, South Africa

    *THIS CONFERENCE HAS ENDED*

    HDCA 2017 Conference

    “Challenging Inequalities: Human Development and Social Change” 

    September 6-8, 2017

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Hosted by University of Cape Town

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    with University of the Free State, University of the Western Cape and the Human Sciences Research Council

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    The 2017 HDCA Program Committee cordially invites scholars, government policy makers, practitioners and other interested parties from all over the world to participate in the 2017 HDCA conference.  Original empirical research, theoretical issues, case-studies or reports of experiences, or findings from major research projects, and book panels relevant to conference theme or more broadly related to human development/capabilities approach will be presented.

     

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