A range of issues on governance, participation, and accountability, including: citizenship, planning, economic investment, rights, and environmental impact.

Technologies, capabilities and collective choice: Exploring sustainable state e-procurement in Brazil and Chile

 

This paper summarised and analysed research findings from focus group discussions which asked Chilean and Brazilian citizens' about their views on sustainable public procurement. It also considers how e-procurement systems such as Chilecompra (Chile) and Comprasnet (Brazil) could be used to coordinate sustainable public procurement. The paper was jointly authored and presented by the PI at the largest and most prestigious Geography conference, the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

Capabilities, collective action and people's sense of choice: Towards sustainable e-procurement in Chile and Brazil

 

This conference paper reflected on the findings of the two reports on sustainable public procurement produced by the project for Chile and for Brazil. Further, it considered how e-procurement systems might support such sustainable public procurement. It was presented at the bi-annual International Geographical Congress, the second-largest international Geography conference. The session was sponsored by the IGU Commission on the Geography of the Global Information Society.

Feria Fluvial, Valdivia. Chile.
The project aims to explore how the buying choices of the individual and the state can be used as a lever for development, understood as people’s freedom to live the life they have reason to value - individually and collectively.
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How does the relationship between populations living in areas of conflict, and armed non-state actors, result in forms of local governance and affect livelihoods? Based on work in Colombia, India, Lebanon, Niger and South Africa.

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