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In an early edition of the journal Global Governance, Lawrence Finkelstein (1995:368) rather boldly stated that “‘Global Governance’ appears to be virtually everything” and that “we say ‘governance’ because we...

Last week I presented some of my reflection on global governance to my supervisors and others in the Department. I had some fun playing around with James Rosenau's understanding of...

Here is another report from December titled "MIND THE GAP: Commercialization, Livelihoods and Wealth Disparity in Pastoralist Areas of Ethiopia Mind the Gap Pastoralists in Ethiopia From the Summary:
The issue of pastoralist vulnerability in Ethiopia, and how best to respond to it, remains a key development challenge. Different actors have different perspectives, but in more recent development debates, pastoral destitution and poverty are often attributed to conflict, climate change and weak governance.

Searching through the archives of the Global Governance Journal I came across these podcasts:http://www.acuns.org/podcasts One, by Jennifer Clapp (a really good Canadian scholar) is dedicated to food security governance! ENJOY!...

As I move forward with my PhD research, and dive deep into the literature, I hope to start posting more thoughts and relevant analysis linking academic theories and findings to what we see happening in global food security governance and world food security policy. I am reading through an academic forum on limitations and blind spots within global governance literature and came across an interesting section related to the engagement and participation of the Global South/ third world. Global governance scholars are quick to suggest that global governance is an inherently Western concept that is difficult to translate out of the English context and for this, and other reasons, the processes which it describes are those developed and favoured by the West, which exclude the South.

POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR PASTORALISM IN AFRICA: Securing, Protecting and Improving the Lives, Livelihoods and Rights of Pastoralist Communities The African Union Policy Framework for Pastoralism in Africa is available here: AU...

This afternoon I will be giving a talk titled "World Food Security, Pastoralism and Governance: Reflections on global food security, governance and participation in the wake of the 2007-2008 food...