All Blog Posts Tagged 'society' (9)

Catalyst Honors Initiatives at Sodexo and Commonwealth Bank of Australia with the 2012 Catalyst Award

Catalyst announces that initiatives from Sodexo and Commonwealth Bank of Australia are the recipients of the 2012 Catalyst Award, the annual award honoring exceptional business initiatives that advance women in the workplace.…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on February 7, 2012 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Remembering George Harrison on the road to Busan

After sharing some development practitioners’ honest remarks on aid, Africa, corruption and colonialism last week, I thought I would also share key points made in a session hosted by Oxfam that I attended at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings’ Civil Society Policy Forum on April 15th. Entitled “The Road to Busan: Ensuring Citizens Drive Their Own…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 25, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Small is Beautiful…Grants, That Is (Part 2)





Thanks to probing, concrete questions from Maryline Penedo, moderator of a virtual…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 13, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Civil Society - What does it mean?

Do we really have a vibrant civil society, or is it just a intellectual exercise? Does it exist only in the domain of the so called ‘intelligentsia’? Is it more a part of our imagination and less that of our reality?



Let us examine some arguments and counter-arguments.



Conventionally, civil society has following functions:



•Give ‘voice’ and ‘space’ to individuals, communities and institutions outside the domain of the political society and/ the… Continue

Added by CSO Partners on July 29, 2009 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

GLOBAL TOTALITARIAN POLICE-STATE & TECHNOTRONIC SOCIETY: EXTENDING CAPITALIST LIFE

Erle Frayne Argonza



Let me go back to the question of what lies ahead of us—when ‘late’ capitalism dies and yet capitalism will be extended. I am not discounting the possibility that capitalism’s life span will be extended, but this will no longer be ‘late’ capital, just to remind everyone.



You better fasten your seat belts, as the stormy days ahead will come for sure, and as this heraldry from me will sound as stormy already as those times ahead. Stormy heraldry, because… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 18, 2008 at 7:54pm — No Comments

DEVELOPMENT COUNCILS – PHILIPPINE EXPERIENCE

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



Good afternoon! Food be with you! (Hmmm that’s to borrow from Christian’s ‘peace’ maxim…)



You may wonder how we stakeholders of development do our coordination here in the Philippines, and I’d say coordination is practically the same everywhere. It involves ‘partnering’, an unraveling of distrust and a sincere effort to cooperate and collaborate. Partnering eventually creates strong institutions, thus catalyzing development further.



I was… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 25, 2008 at 6:17am — No Comments

SOCIAL CAPITAL FOR MINING

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Note: The author is a political economist and social development consultant. The paper was delivered in a panel lecture at the Kamayan Forum, Kamayan Restaurant, 12 noon-2 pm, 19 November, 2004.]





This paper advocates for an alternative framework regarding mineral resource extraction. It begins with the contention that mining must be considered as primarily a community undertaking, whether the community be national or local. As such,… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 29, 2008 at 11:22pm — No Comments

TRI-SECTOR SYNERGY FOR DEVELOPMENT

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

[Writ 22 March 2008, Quezon City, MetroManila]



Within a nation-state, from micro to macro levels, there better be cooperation among the three main sectors of development: state, market, civil society. I stressed this well in the New Nationalism article.



The emerging term for cooperation today is ‘synergy’. In the original sense of the term, it denoted the causal chain of “one thing leading to another.” It had since become a staple term in… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 7, 2008 at 5:41am — No Comments

NEW NATIONALISM: GRANDEUR AND GLORY AT WORK!

Erle Frayne D. Argonza



[Excerpts. Revised edition, Quezon City, Feb. 2008. Original version writ August 2004.]





ECHOING THE NEO-NATIONALIST THEME



This paper echoes the emerging discourse referred to as New Nationalism. Note that various writers have formulated theories anchored on New Nationalism. Their theories out-rightly impact on public policy and development practice, such as the framework articulated by Robert Reich (see The Work of Nations). Here at… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on March 23, 2008 at 9:15am — No Comments

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