IEE Working Paper 201

Dieter Bender and Wilhelm Löwenstein:
Immiserizing Capital Flows to Developing Countries.

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New Journal Article by IEE Director Markus Kaltenborn and IEE Research Fellow Johannes Norpoth

Markus Kaltenborn and Johannes Norpoth contributed an article to the current edition of the German-language journal "Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft" (Law of the International Economy). The article entitled "Globale Standards für soziale Unternehmensverantwortung - CSR-Leitlinien als neue Regelungsebene des Internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts" (Global Standards for Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR-Guidelines as a New Regulatory Layer of International Economic Law) provides a systematic overview of current standards and guidelines in the field of social and environmental responsibility of enterprises and traces recent interactions between some of these standards and between national legislation and these standards.

Markus Kaltenborn / Johannes Norpoth, Globale Standards für soziale Unternehmensverantwortung - CSR-Leitlinien als neue Regelungsebene des Internationalen Wirtschaftsrechts, in: Recht der Internationalen Wirtschaft (RIW) 2014, Issue 7, pp. 402-410;

New Thesis Published in UAMR Studies on Development and Global Governance

uamr_studies64_coverCarlos Gustavo Villela Zavala, former PhD student at the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, has published his Ph.D. thesis “Understanding Institutionalized Collective Remittances: The Mexican Tres por Uno Program in Zacatecas”, in the series "UAMR Studies on Devellopment and Global Governance.

This book considers the activities of migrant organizations in the face of state diaspora engagement policies in their members' countries of origin. The case study is the Programa Tres por Uno para los Migrantes in the Mexican state of Zacatecas. The research uses events - understood as festivities and work meetings - as lenses. They offer a door to access the actors' reality and furthermore serve as an object of analysis themselves.
The study combines analysis of biographical interviews at the microlevel with that of organizations' work meetings at the mesolevel and the analysis of the staging in public events as way to access the macrolevel. The work concludes that institutionalizing collective remittances enhances the capital- skills (cultural capital), relations (social capital) and economic resources (economic capital)- generated by lives and practices taking place in a transnational way. The work proposes the term diasporic capital. Diasporic capital creates the identity of and nurtures the belonging to a distinct class. As a result, migrant organizations participating in the Tres por Uno Program are given legitimacy to speak in the name of all the nationals living abroad and their leaders to claim a higher social status.

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Paper of Callistus Agbaam and Mulugeta Dinbabo published

Callistus Agbaam, Alumni of Ruhr University's MA in Development Management at the South African - German Centre for Development Research, together with Mulugeta F. Dinbabo, staff member of the centre, published an article on "Social Grants and Poverty Reduction at the Household Level: Empirical Evidence from Ghana" in the Journal of Social Science. The article can be downloaded here.


IEE on Tour

July 24 - 29:
Lucía Martínez Ordóñez
at St John's College, Cambridge, for a Master Class on Military Warfare

July 30 - August 20:
Anne Siebert
at UWC, Cape Town, offering lectures for MADM

July 30 - September 1:
Stefan Buchholz
at UWC, Cape Town, offering lectures for MADM

On Field Research

Sascha Rosenberger
in Paraguay until June 2014
Project: Factors Affecting the Development of an Epistemic Landscape in Paraguay as a Developing Country

Jurek Seifert
in Brazil until September 2014
Project: The Function of South-South Cooperation within the Foreign Policy of Emerging Powers

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