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Alex Robertson and Colin Lees
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Alex Robertson and Colin Lees
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
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A Belated but Welcome Theory of Change on Mental Health and Development
Laura Davidson

Introduction The UK government’s controversial decision to disband the Department for International Development (DfID) in June 2020 drew widespread condemnation ( UK Government Spending Review, 2020 ). However, two weeks prior to its merger with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, DfID published a new Theory of Change (ToC) on mental health for the international development sector – its last stand as a unitary body ( DfID, 2020 ). Despite the importance of the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Olympics and legacies
Maurice Roche

5 Mega-events and urban development: Olympics and legacies Over the history of the modern Olympics the long-term urban impacts and legacies of these events have developed from leaving minimal and practically invisible traces in the earliest editions to leading major and highly visible urban development projects in contemporary editions. Along the way they initially tended to focus on leaving sport facilities and little more. Research into the urban impacts of Olympic events, as of mega-events more generally, has long been of variable quality. However over the

in Mega-events and social change
Tara, the M3 and the Celtic Tiger
Conor Newman

intellectual ghost-estate. The campaign to reroute the motorway, which lasted for nigh on a decade, took place against this background. If column inches are indicative of the scale and significance of an issue or event, apart from the development boom itself, the M3 controversy was one of the biggest news items of the period between 1999 and 2009. Even though there were arguments that challenged the rationale for yet another motorway through Meath, the campaign was not about halting the M3 but about redirecting it away from the historic landscape of Tara

in Defining events
Peter Shirlow, Jonathan Tonge, James McAuley, and Catherine McGlynn

activism has also been celebrated, making prison an alternative battleground. This has made the prison experience central to the legitimacy of non-state combatant organisations. This legitimacy has been augmented by claims that the years of education and debate in prison provided and/or shaped ideological developments in that incarceration provided the space required to explore and debate ideas and offer

in Abandoning historical conflict?