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Northern Ireland’s regional experience of globalised trends
Katy Hayward and Eoin Magennis

9 Peace and the private sector: Northern Ireland’s regional experience of globalised trends Katy Hayward and Eoin Magennis Analyses of Northern Ireland’s peace process tend to concentrate on either the public sector (specifically systems, institutions, and parties of governance) or the community and voluntary sector (which has traditionally carried a huge responsibility in the delivery of essential grassroots support in peacebuilding). While economic development has been widely acknowledged as being crucial to progress, the much-anticipated peace dividend has

in Theories of International Relations and Northern Ireland
Costas Simitis

20 The new agreement with the Eurozone (the second Memorandum) and private sector involvement Anxiety swiftly returned to Greece after the summit of 9 December 2011. The government’s primary concern was to satisfy the preconditions required for the release of the €130 billion loan. Two agreements needed to be drawn up. The first concerned the conditions of the loan. It would clarify the still unclear arrangements for the new fiscal measures and the structural changes needed to achieve the agreed targets. In sum, this constituted the new Memorandum. The second

in The European debt crisis
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Architecture, Building and Humanitarian Innovation
Tom Scott-Smith

unwieldy bureaucracies that dominated in the past ( Betts and Bloom, 2014 ). The concept of innovation has sometimes been articulated in terms of the 4Ps – new products, new processes, new positioning and new paradigms – which flowed from the private sector to turn powerless beneficiaries into empowered consumers ( Ramalingam et al. , 2009 ). The central argument, for many, is that the humanitarian sector lacks the cut and thrust of a competitive

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Digital Bodies, Data and Gifts
Kristin Bergtora Sandvik

accelerating digitisation of beneficiary bodies, and increasing data and private-sector involvement in humanitarian aid. 3 I want to focus on how these developments, the miniaturisation and personalisation of ICT technology and a growing interface with biotechnology are co-producing what I call ‘intimate humanitarian objects’ for use by individual beneficiaries on or inside their bodies ( Jasanoff, 2004 ). The object of my analysis is the making of ‘humanitarian wearables’. 4 These are

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Editors’ Introduction
Tanja R. Müller and Gemma Sou

humanitarianism ( Roth and Luczak-Roesch, 2018 ). In the wider context of innovation in humanitarianism, it has of late been argued that the ‘humanitarian innovation’ movement does in fact represent an ideological departure from long-held humanitarian principles, not necessarily openly discussed and intended as such, but in actual practice. Driven by the private sector and a strong commitment to the market as the main driver of innovation – whether understood narrowly or more holistically – and using the

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
A Response to the Journal of Humanitarian Affairs Special Issue on Innovation in Humanitarian Action (JHA, 1:3)
Anna Skeels

accountability and core concern. The idea of humanitarian innovation as a purely private-sector, tech-focused and product-ridden space is critiqued through attention to the more nuanced evolution of the humanitarian innovation agenda. Some recent efforts to forge or support more ethical, participatory and locally driven spaces for humanitarian innovation are also shared. Finally, the ‘big space’ question of humanitarian innovation at scale is given consideration, as well as the expectations and structural limitations involved. From Black Hole to North Star? [A black

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Four Decisive Challenges Confronting Humanitarian Innovation
Gerard Finnigan and Otto Farkas

emphasise that the 4Ps act as one part of an overall business strategy. Without the strategy that articulates the intent, business structure and plan, the 4Ps become simply another process activity to perform. By contrast, the meaning and use of innovation within the private sector evolved over decades, and research studies began emerging as a separate field in the 1960s ( Fagerberg, 2004 ). An early definition from the private sector described innovation as the ‘generation

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Governing Precarity through Adaptive Design
Mark Duffield

the private sector. Rather than requiring radical change to existing aid programming, it is largely a question of ‘nuances of design and implementation’ ( ibid .: 3). Taking ‘the cognitive taxes of poverty into account’ ( ibid .: 81) might simply involve changing the timing of cash transfers, altering the labelling on foodstuffs, simplifying processes or service take up, sending out regular reminders, marketing new social norms or ‘reducing salience of stigmatised identities’ ( ibid .: 3). The cognitive tax on the precariat could be

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Paul Currion

Foley , C. ( 2017 ), The Humanitarian Innovation Fund: External Evaluation ( London : IPE Tripleline ). Mazzucato , M. ( 2013 ), The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths ( London : Anthem Press ). Mulgan , G

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
Emmanuelle Strub

candidates, probably because this was a new position in the NGO sector and there were few specialists. They interviewed two people with security experience in the private sector and the military; my curriculum vitae did not interest them at first. My standard humanitarian career path in NGOs and international organisations meant I had only a few months’ experience in that type of position. However, my 2002 Master’s memoire on aid workers’ security in Afghanistan (‘Quelle place

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