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  • event: Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications

    Contested Agronomy: Cases, Dynamics & Implications is a conference about the battlefields in agricultural research, past and present. 23-25 February 2016 Institute of Development Studies Brighton, UK Conference website Conference themes Contributions have been invited on any aspect of the politics of knowledge within the field of agronomy. Case studies of historical or present day […]

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  • event: STEPS conference 2015: Resource Politics

    Resource Politics: Transforming Pathways to Sustainability Why now? Contexts and debates In the build up to the confirmation of the post-2015 sustainable development goals, the politics of resource access, allocation and distribution are high on global policy agendas. The limits to economic activity in the face of ‘planetary boundaries’ are being fiercely debated, and even […]

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  • event: STEPS Seminar: Yixin Dai – Chinese Renewable Energy Policy

    ‘Chinese Renewable Energy Policy – Policy Implementation, and Participation’ Yixin Dai, School of Public Policy and Management, Tsinghua University In order to reach its ambitious emissions targets, China has been promoting renewable energy through a series of top-down policies since 2006. Recent successes have seen wind turbine installation capacity exceed 100GW in 2014, and nuclear […]

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  • event: STEPS Centre events at ‘Our Common Future’ conference

    From 8 – 10 July, STEPS Centre members will be participating in the international conference Our Common Future Under Climate Change in Paris. The conference comes ahead of the UN’s COP21 conference in December. It looks at the state of knowledge about, and the range of responses to, climate change. Find out about our research […]

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  • publication (Health & Disease): Logics of government innovation and reform management in China

    STEPS/Future Health Systems Working Paper 85 Download this paper (PDF 760kb) Since the beginning of reforms in the late 1970s, China has developed rapidly, transforming itself into a middle-income country, raising hundreds of millions out of poverty and, latterly, developing broad-based social protection systems. The country’s approach to reform has been unorthodox, leading many to […]

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