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  1. MOST Annual Report 2001: Bridging Research & Policy
  2. Books/ Livres/ Libros
  3. Policy Papers/ Série politiques sociales/ Colección Políticas Sociales
  4. Discussion Papers/ Documents de travail/ Documentos de Debate
  5. Research Reports/ Rapports de recherche/ Informes Científicos
  6. Ethnological Monitoring Series/ Séries ethnologiques/ Series Etnológicas
  7. Training Materials/ Matériels didactiques/ Materiales Didácticos
  8. MOST Newsletter/ Lettre de MOST/ Boletín de MOST
  9. International Social Science Journal/ Revue internationale des sciences sociales/ Revista Internacional de Ciencias Sociales
  10. Electronic Publications/ Publications électroniques/ Publicaciones Electrónicas
  11. World Social Science Report

1. MOST Annual Report 2001

2. Books/ Livres/ Libros

3. Policy Papers/ Série politiques sociales/ Colección Políticas Sociales

1 Searching for New Development Strategies. The Challenges of the Social Summit. 
Sachs, Ignacy, 1995 
(also in French & in Spanish)
2 From Social Exclusion to Social Cohesion: A Policy Agenda. 
Bessis, Sophie, 1995
(also in French & in Spanish)
3 Cybernetics of Global Change: Human Dimension and Managing of Complexity. 
Mesarovic, Mihajlo D.; McGinnis, David L.; West, Dalton, A., 1996
4 Multiculturalism: New Policy Responses to Diversity. 
Inglis, Christine, 1996
(alsoFrench & in Spanish (PDF format))
5 Democracy and Citizenship in the City of the Twenty-First Century. 
Sachs-Jeantet, Céline, 1997
(also in French (PDF format) & Spanish)
6 Sustainability: A cross-disciplinary Concept for Social Transformations.
Becker, Egon; Jahn, Thomas; Stiess, Immanuel, 1997
(PDF format only)
7 Nouvelles configurations villes-campagnes. 
Ricardo Abramovay and Ignacy Sachs, 1999
8 Fight Urban Poverty: A general framework for action. 
Merklen, Denis, 2001.

4. Discussion Papers/ Documents de travail/ Documentos de Debate

1 Multicultural and Multi-ethnic Societies. 
Giordan, Henri, 1994
(also in French & Spanish)
2 Managing Social Transformations in Cities: A Challenge to Social Sciences. 
Sachs-Jeantet, Céline, 1995
(also in French & Spanish)
3 Differentiating between Growth Regimes and the Management of Social Reproductions. 
Byé, Pascal, 1995
(also in French & Spanish)
4 Urban Research in Latin America. Towards a Research Agenda. 
Valladares, Licia; Prates Coelho, Madga, 1995
(also in French & Spanish)
5 Management of Multiculturalism and Multiethnicity in Latin America. 
Iturralde G., Diego A., 1995
(also in French & Spanish)
6 Global, lo Local, lo Hibrido. Aproximaciones a una Discusión que Comienza, Lo.
Sonntag, Heinz R.; Arenas, Nelly, 1995
7 Reflections on the Challenges Confronting Post-Apartheid South Africa. 
Makhosezwe Magubane, Bernard, 1995 
8 Coping Locally and Regionally with Economic, Technological and Environmental Transformations. Report of the Sub-Regional Meeting of MOST, Tromso, March 1995 (also in French, Russian & Spanish)
9 City Partnerships for Urban Innovations. 
Godard, Francis, 1996
(also in French)
10 Management and Mismanagement of Diversity. 
Ibrahim, Saad Eddin, 1996
(also in French)
11 Urbanization and Urban Research in the Arab World. 
Kharoufi, Mostapha, 1995
(also in French)
12 Public Policy and Ethnic Conflict. 
Premdas, Ralph R., 1997
13 Some Thematic and Strategic Priorities for Developing Research on Multi-ethnic and Multi-cultural Societies. 
Díez Medrano, Juan
14 Information Technology Enabled Organization: A Major Social Transformation, The. 
Gulledge, Thomas R.. Haszko, Ruth A., 1998
(also in French & Spanish)
15 Global Transformations and Coping Strategies: A Research Agenda for the MOST Programme. 
Milani, Carlos; Dehlavi, Ali, 1996
not available 
16 New Social Morphology of Cities, The. 
Martinotti, Guido, 1997
17 Societies at Risk. The Caribbean and Global Change. 
Girvan, Norman, 1998
18 Replicating Social Programmes: Approaches, Strategies and Conceptual Issues. 
Van Oudenhoven, Nico; Waszir, Rekha
(also in French


19 VIH/SIDA et entreprise en Afrique: une réponse socio-médicale à l'impact économique? L'exemple de la Côte d'Ivoire. 
Aventin, Laurent; Huard, Pierre, 1998
(also in French)
20 Human Development: Conceptual Issues and Foundations of an Economic Policy. 
Fongang, Siméon, 1998
(also in French)
21 Status of Wage Earners and State Intervention in the Globalization: Argentina and Mercosur. 
Peñalva, Susana, 1998
(in French & Spanish)
22 Financial Flows and Drug Trafficking in the Amazon Basin. 
Osório Machado, Lia, 1998
(also in French, Spanish & Portuguese)
23 Cities Unbound: the Intercity Network in the Asia-Pacific Region. 
Friedmann, John, 1998
24 Género y Nación en el Mercosur. Notas para Comenzar a Pensar. 
Jelin, Elizabeth; Valdès, Teresa; Bareiro, Line, 1998
25 Chile y Mercosur: Hasta dónde Queremos Integrarnos? 
Stefoni E., Carolina; Fuentes S., Claudio, 1998
26 Producción Mediática de Nacionalidad en la Frontera. Un Estudio de Caso en Posadas (Argentina) - Encarnación (Paraguay), La. 
Grimson, Alejandro
27 Globalización, Regiones y Fronteras. 
Abínzano, Roberto, 1998
28 Navegación Incierta: Mercosur en Internet, Una. 
Ford, Anibal, 1998
29 Historiadores y la Producción de Fronteras: el Caso de la Provincia de Misones (Argentina), Los.
Jaquet, Héctor Eduardo, 1998
30 Democratic Governance in Multicultural Societies.
König, Matthias, 1998
31 Aspectos Culturales de las Migraciones en el Mercosur. 
Szmukler B., Alicia; Calderón G., Fernando, 1999
32 Participatory City, The. Innovations in the European Union. 
Mega, Voula, 1998
33 Gestion urbaine et participation des habitants: quels enjeux, quels résultats? Le cas de Yeumbeul, Sénégal. 
Bulle, Sylvaine, 1999
34 Cannabis in Lesotho: A Preliminary Survey. 
Laniel, Laurent, 1999
35 Violence related to illegal drugs, easy money and justice in Brazil: 1980-1995. 
Zaluar, Alba, 1999
36 Drug trafficking in Mexico: a first general assessment. 
Astorga, Luis, 1999
37 Amérique Latine : les discours techniques et savants de la ville dans la politique urbaine. 
Rivière d'Arc H.; Bitoun J.; Martins Bresciani M. S.; Caride H.; Hiernaux D.; Novick A.; Jatahy Pesavento S.; 1999
38 Socio-economic Transformations and the Drug Scene in India. 
Britto, Gabriel; Charles, Molly; 1999
not available
39 Geography of illicit drugs in the city of Sao Paolo.  
Mingardi, G., 1999
(available in PDF and Word format)
40 The comparative social science approach. Outline for a debate on methods and objectives based on three MOST projects carried out by international networks of researchers.  
Ghorra-Gobin, Cynthia, 1999
(also in French)
41 Scientific Diasporas: A New Approach to the Brain Drain. 
Meyer, Jean-Baptiste; Brown, Mercy; 1999
42 Science, Economics and Democracy: Selected Issues. 
Foray, Dominique; Kazancigil, Ali; 1999
43 Impact économique et social de la culture du pavot sur la Communauté des Yanaconas au sein du Massif Colombien. 
Colombié, Thierry, 1999
44 Relationship between research and drug policy in the United States, The.
Laniel, Laurent, 1999
45 Coping with global economic, technological and environmental transformations: towards a research agenda. 
Alagh, Yoginder K., 2000
46 NGOs, Governance and Development in the Arab World. 
Ben Néfissa, Sarah, 2000
(also in French)
47 El Crepúsculo del Estado-Nación.
Français, Ariel, 2000
48 Urban Development, Infrastructure Financing and Emerging System of Governance in India: A Perspective. 
Kundu, Amitabh, 2000
49 Quelques aspects du développement économique, social et politique aux Iles du Cap-Vert (1975-1999).
Andrade, Elisa, 2000
50 Managing cultural, ethnic and religious diversities on local, state and international levels in Central Europe: the case of Slovakia. 
Ronen, Dov, 2000
51 Keeping Away from the Leviathan: The Case of the Swedish Forest Commons.
Carlsson, Lars, 2001

Logic of Globalisation: Tensions and Governability, The.
Dulpas, Gilberto, 2001

53 NGOs, Governance and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Balbis, Jorge, 2001.
(also in Spanish)

Urban Development Projects: Neighbourhood, State and NGOs. Final Evaluation of the MOST Cities Project.
Merklen, Denis, 2001.

(also in French)

Coping under Stress in Fisheries Communities.
Skaptadottir, Unnur Dis; Morkore, Jogvan; Riabova, Larissa; 2001.


Governance, Civil Society and NGOs in Mozambique.
Stefano, Belluci, 2001.

(PDF format only)

Industrial growth in small and medium towns and their vertical integration: The case of Gobindgarh, Punjab, India.
Kundu, Amitabh; Bhatia, Sutinder; 2001.

(also in French in PDF format)

Centro y regiones en México ante la gobernabilidad democrática local.
Preciado Coronado, Jaime, 2002.

Æ Comentarios y reacciones.

(PDF format only; Spanish only)



Democratising Global Governance: The Challenges of the World Social Forum.
Beausang, Francesca, 2002.

(also available in PDF format)

Gobernanza y gobernabilidad democráticas en México.
Mesa Redonda, 2002.

(Spanish only)
61 La question Bamiléké pendant l’ouverture démocratique au Cameroun : retour d’un débat occulté.
Zognong, Dieudonné, 2002.
(also available in PDF format; French only)
62 Education for Democratic Governance: Review of Learning Programmes.
Santiso, Carlos, 2002.
(PDF format; English only)
63 Language diversity in multicultural Europe Comparative perspectives on immigrant minority languages at home and at school.
Extra, Guus ; Yagmur, Kutlay, 2002.
(PDF format; English only)
64 Les métamorphoses d’une « société salariale » : genèse et enjeux de la crise sociale et institutionnelle contemporaine en Argentine.
Peñalva, Susana, 2003.
(PDF format; French only)

Special issue (hors série)

5. Research Reports/ Rapports de recherche/ Informes Científicos

6. Ethnological Monitoring Series/ Séries ethnologiques/ Series Etnológicas

Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 
(available in Russian) 
    Bashkiria, Russian Federation. 
    Gabdrafikov, El'dar, Moscow, 1998 

    Republic of Buriatia, The. 
    Abaieva, Lubov; Tcyrinov, Sogto, Moscow, 1999 

    Republic of Kalmykia, The. 
    Guchinova, Elza-Bair, Moscow, 1997 
    English translation by M.E.Sharpe in Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 11-90, 1999 

    Republic of Karelia, The. 
    Klementiev, Eugeni, Moscow, 1998 

    Republic of Kazakhstan, The. 
    Masanov, Nurbulat; Savin, Igor, Moscow, 1997 

    Khanty-Mansi Region, Russian Federation. 
    Kosikov, Egor; Kosikova, Lydia, Moscow, 1998 

    Krasnodarski Region, Russian Federation. 
    Kritski, Evgueni; Savva, Mikhail, Moscow, 1998 

    Omsk Region, Russian Federation. 
    Lotkin, Ilya, Moscow, 1998 

    Orenburg Region, Russian Federation. 
    Amelin, Venali, Moscow, 1997 

    Republic of Tatarstan, The. 
    Abdrachmanov, Rafik; Mavrina, Elmira, Moscow, 1999 

    Republic of Tuva, The. 
    Anaiban, Zoya, Moscow, 1996 
    English translation by M.E.Sharpe in Anthropology & Archeology of Eurasia, vol. 37, no. 3, pp. 13-96, 1999

7. Training Materials/ Matériels didactiques/ Materiales Didácticos

  • Globalization and Sustainable Development: What Regulators Are Needed?
    (12 fact sheets) 
  • Mondialisation et développement durable : Quelles instances de régulation ?
    (12 fiches pédagogiques)
  • Also available in Arab and in Albanian

    Solagral / MOST Secretariat, May 2000
  • *****

  • OGM: El campo de las incertidumbres
    (5 fichas para comprender, anticipar, debatir)
  • OGM: El camp de les incertituds
    (5 fitxes per a compredre, anticipar, debatre)
  • OGM : Le Champ des Incertitudes
    (5 fiches pédagogiques) 

    UNESCO Programmes MOST/MAB/CIB, Solagral, 2000
  • *****

    Société civile mondiale : la montée en puissance
    Courrier de la Planète N°63, Vol III, 2001
    co-édité par UNESCO-MOST et Solagral

8. MOST Newsletter/ Lettre de MOST/ Boletín de MOST

    Issues 1 - 10, 1994-2001
    MOST Secretariat, Paris


    Issues related to MOST/ Numéros consacrés à des thèmes de MOST/ Números dedicados a temas sobre MOST:

    International Social Science Journal 
    Blackwell Publishers, Oxford 

    Revue internationale des sciences sociales 
    Editions Erès, Ramonville Saint-Agne, France 

    Revista Internacional de Ciencias Sociales (online) 

    Other editions in Arabic, Chinese, Russian

N° 147 Cities of the Future: Managing Social Transformations/Villes de l'avenir: la gestion des transformations sociales, 1996
N° 155  Governance/La gouvernance/La Gobernalidad, 1997
N° 156 Social Transformations: Multicultural and Multiethnic Societies/Les transformations sociales: sociétés multiculturelles et multi-ethniques/Las Transformaciones Sociales: Sociedades Multiculturales y Multiétnicas, 1998
N° 160  Globalization/La mondialisation/La Globalización, 1999
N° 162 Policy Options for Social Development/Politiques de développement social/Políticas de Desarrollo Social, 1999
N° 165 International Migration 2000/La migration internationale en 2000/ Las migraciones internacionales 2000, 2000
N° 166 The development debate: beyond the Washington Consensus/Le débat sur le développement : au-delà du consensus de Washington/ El debate sobre el desarrollo: más allá del Consenso de Washington, 2000
N° 167 Federalism / Fédéralisme / El federalismo, 2001
N° 168 Science and its Cultures / La science et ses cultures / La ciencia y sus culturas, 2001
N° 169 Drug Trafficking : Economic and Social Dimensions / Le traffic international des drogues : dimensions économiques et sociales / Narcotráfico: dimensiones económicas y sociales, 2001

10. Electronic Publications/ Publications électroniques/ Publicaciones Electrónicas

11. World Social Science Report


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